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

Chicken Fricassee




– 3 1/2 lb chicken pieces thighs and drumsticks – salt and pepper to taste – 4 tablespoons butter – 1 onion diced – 1/3 cup flour – 1/4 cup white wine – 1 3/4 cup chicken broth or chicken bone broth – 2 cups shiitake mushrooms sliced – 1 cup carrot diced – 1/2 cup celery diced – 1/2 tablespoon thyme fresh leaves chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme – 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

6 servings

50 mins

Step 1

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 2

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.

Step 3

Next add onion and saute for 5 minutes or until golden color.

Step 4

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 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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 8

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!