Chicken Fricassee (French Chicken Stew)

Super Easy Chicken Fricassee is made with lightly seasoned chicken thighs that have been browned and then cooked in a rich creamy sauce.

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins


Chicken pieces Salt and pepper Butter Diced onion White wine Flour Chicken bone broth or chicken broth Veggies Thyme Heavy whipping cream

Pat dry the chicken thighs and drumsticks with a paper towel. This will help give the chicken a good sear as well as help the salt and pepper stick to it. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 1

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Brown chicken on both sides, leaving it to cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken pieces from the skillet and transfer them onto a plate to rest.  Next add onion and saute for 5 minutes or until golden color.

Step 2

Using the same skillet, add the flour to the remaining oils and whisk for a minute. It should start to create a roux which is a light brown paste with a bit of a nutty aroma.

Step 3

Slowly whisk in the wine and chicken broth until everything is combined then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

To the sauce, toss in the mushrooms, carrots, celery, and thyme, and mix everything with a wooden spoon.

Step 5

Return the chicken you set aside back into the skillet and allow it to come back to a gentle boil. Cover with a lid and simmer on low for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 6

At the end, stir in the heavy whipping cream and allow it to thicken up a bit. Do a little taste test and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley and enjoy!

Step 7


Bread bun