Chicken fricassee with mushrooms and carrots recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 411 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat ½ the olive oil in a deep casserole dish, then brown the chicken pieces on all sides and reserve on kitchen towel to drain.

Add the rest of the olive oil to the casserole then sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Add the cumin seeds and chopped thyme (keep some back for garnish), and cook for a further minute before adding the chicken pieces back into the pan. 
Sieve the flour over the chicken and allow it to absorb. Pour in the white wine and crumble the stock cube and bring to a simmer making sure the stock cube is dissolved.

Add in the sliced mushrooms and carrots, then cover with a tight lid and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the meat is cooked through with no pink showing. The stock/wine should reduce to a thicker sauce. If necessary, add a little flour (max 1/2tbsp) to thicken.

Remove from the oven and stir in the cream. Garnish with a little more chopped thyme and serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 chicken leg and thigh pieces separated
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bushy thyme sprig
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp flour
  • 600ml dry white wine
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 75ml double cream
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • Energy 1710kj 411kcal 21%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 8g 41%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.3g Protein 18.5g Fibre 3.2g


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