Feed your family a flavorful dish made from scratch with this homemade Chicken Fricassee recipe. It’s creamy, loaded with cremini mushrooms, and perfect to eat with your favorite pasta.
Easy Chicken Fricassee Recipe
Would you like to make a unique and flavorful meal for the family? If so, you should try this Chicken Fricassee recipe. It’s a creamy dish with fresh chicken thighs as the main ingredient.
If you enjoy chicken, and you’re a fan of flavorful one pot meals, you’ll love this quick, tasty, and simple recipe. Best of all, you can make it all in a single skillet without making a ton of dirty dishes to deal with at the end of the night.
Why You’ll Love this Homemade Chicken Fricassee:
- Fresh ingredients. It’s a flavorful meal made with fresh ingredients, including chicken thighs and cremini mushrooms.
- Versatile dish. You can eat it by itself or serve it with pasta, rice, or even zoodles.
- Quick and easy. It doesn’t take long to make this meal from scratch using one large skillet.
How to make Chicken Fricassee at home
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Remove excess moisture from your chicken thighs before seasoning them with the pepper and salt.
- Add oil to your skillet and heat it on medium-high heat before adding your chicken to it.
- Cook the chicken for five minutes per side until brown.
- Put your butter into the skillet, followed by the carrots, mushrooms, and onions.
- Cook the ingredients in the skillet for up to 10 minutes, add flour, and stir well until combining everything.
- Add your wine, simmer it until it’s reduced by half, and then add your broth and cream to the skillet with the thyme.
- Place your chicken back into the skillet, get your sauce to a simmer, and cook for an additional 15 minutes before serving.
What is Chicken Fricassee?
Chicken Fricassee is a flavorful meal consisting of smothered chicken that gets pan fried and then continues cooking in the skillet with broth to create a stew-like dish. It’s creamy, juicy, and as flavorful as you’d expect.
What can I use instead of wine?
If you don’t have white wine, you can substitute it with additional chicken broth, white grape juice, or apple cider vinegar. There are also nonalcoholic cooking wines that you can find at your local grocery store.
What kind of pan do I need for this chicken?
When preparing the Chicken Fricassee, you’ll need to use a large skillet. You want to have more than enough space for all the ingredients to fit in the skillet, including the chicken broth and chicken thighs.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- You can use homemade chicken broth or store-bought chicken broth. It doesn’t matter the brand!
- If you don’t have heavy cream, you can always replace it with half-and-half.
- After adding the wine to the skillet, be sure to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the sauce to get maximum flavor.
Prepare this Chicken Fricassee dish with ease. The juicy, flavorful chicken will leave you coming back for seconds! The best part? It’s made all in one skillet!
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Chicken Fricassee Recipe
- 2 lb. skin-on bone-in chicken thighs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 8 oz. cremini mushrooms sliced
- 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
- Pat the chicken thighs dry and season both sides with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and cook on both sides until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Add in the butter, onion, carrots, and mushrooms, cooking until tender, about 7-10 minutes. Sprinkle over the flour and stir until well combined and no streaks of white flour remain. Stir in the wine, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer, until the wine has reduced by half.
- Stir in the broth, cream, and thyme. Add the chicken back to the skillet, bring the sauce to a simmer, and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.
- Wine: you can use additional chicken broth in place of the wine.
- Cream: you can also use half and half in place of the cream.