Quick and Easy Chicken Chasseur

Do you even know what a Chasseur is? Well – I didn’t, not until I found this recipe online and thought *damn, that picture looks tasty*.

Essentially a french recipe using chicken, red wine (hello), onions, bacon and other ingredients to make a casserole!

Well – why didn’t they just say *casserole*??? eh??? Typical French…. all those fancy words that actually translate to something simple šŸ™‚

  • Escargots = snails
  • Gratin dauphinois = potato bake
  • Boeuf Bourguignon = beef stew
  • TarteĀ TatinĀ (caramelized apple tart)
  • Coq au vin (chicken in red wine)

But we love the French – they brought about the whole eat *good fat* regime…. where bread, butter and cheeseĀ is more likely to be consumed than processed foods. But everything in moderation… and that is why French girls are always skinny (grumble grumble)! They smoke, they drink and they eat butter, cheese, bread, etc… but all in moderation! And they enjoy their food…andĀ preparing it from fresh (and sometimes local) ingredients.

Quick and Easy Chicken Chasseur

8 rashers of bacon, chopped

4 chicken breasts, chopped

200g pack baby button mushrooms

1 courgette, diced

1 Tablespoon plain flour

350mlĀ Passatta

1 chicken stock cube

dash Worcestershire sauce

  1. Heat a shallow pan and cook bacon for 2minutes until starting to brown
  2. Throw in the chicken and fry for a further 3-4minutes until it has changed colour
  3. Turn up the heat and throw in the mushrooms and courgettes
  4. Cook for a few minutes, then stir in the flour to make a paste
  5. Add Passatta and crumble in the stock cube
  6. Bubble away for 20minutes at a medium heat
  7. splash of Worcestershire sauce
  8. Serve with rice

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