Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Chicken Chasseur





Chicken Chasseur always reminds me of my eldest sister.  It is her speciality 
dish, and I LOVED it!   She has only ever used the packet mixture to make the sauce, and even though for years of buying the same one as her – mine never used to taste as good!

Now I am on my cooking journey, I decided to give a go at making my own version, with very happy results, and the seal of approval from my sister!!

This is perfect for the winter months – luxurious sauce, warm and filling, and if it was a person it would be like having a hug!


Calories: 187  •  Slimming World: 1 syn on Extra Easy Plan 

 Weight Watchers Pro Points: 3PP • WeightWatchers Filling & Healthy Values: FREE


Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking time: 1hr 20 Minutes
Serves 4


You will need:

8 Chicken Drumsticks – Skin Removed
1 Onion Sliced
3 Garlic Cloves Diced
300g Mushrooms Sliced
2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
60ml White Wine
500ml Chicken Stock (1 Stock Cube made with Water)
Big Handful of Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped
Salt & Pepper For Seasoning
Frylight/Calorie Controlled Oil Spray

Method:

Season the Chicken drumsticks and fry them in a heavy bottomed sauce pan sprayed with oil, for around 5-7 minutes, until browned

Remove from the pan

Spray a little more oil if needed, and sauté the onions and garlic until they are softened – 5 Minutes

Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook down with the onion and garlic until they produce their natural liquids – 2-3 Minutes

Add the wine and let it simmer for 1 -2 minutes

Stir in the tomato puree

Pour in the stock and return the chicken to the pan

Add the Parsley

Cover the pan and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 Hour until the chicken is nice and tender and practically falling off the bone

Serve with Mash Potato or Rice

This dish also freezes very well so can be made in big batches!


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