- Sadia Behzad
Travel the World Through Food (5): French Chicken Chasseur
Also known as Hunter's Chicken, Chicken Chasseur, is a classic French stew of bone-in chicken or any other poultry, slowly braised in a savory brown gravy made with chicken stock, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs. It is usually served with a starch side of mashed potatoes, herbed rice, or crusty bread, and grilled vegetables.
Legend has it that the dish originated during the Renaissance period. Hunters would return home with their bounty of small game, wild mushrooms, and any aromatic plants they'd find on the way, while the house cook whipped up this rustic and comforting dish with whatever ingredients the hunting party had collected.
The grocery list for the recipe might be short, but there's certainly no shortage of flavor. The dish comes together in minutes, and tastes as amazing as it looks. Even better, actually!
At Back to Grills, we finish it off with a big dollop of butter to enrich the sauce, and a sprinkle of remaining fresh herbs on the top to enhance the fragrance of the dish.
If you haven't gotten a chance to try the dish yet, well, now is the time to change that!
Take one bite, and we guarantee, the taste and textures will leave you speechless.