Hunter's Chicken

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Total Time
25 mins
35 mins

This is a wonderful French recipe - the fresh tomatoes really make this dish - do not use canned. Serve with rice to catch all the juices. You can also use boneless breasts,or a whole fryer cut up (increase cooking time to about 30 - 40 min)

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  1. In one of those big 5 L covered frying pans (or a Dutch oven), heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning, till browned all over, about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add shallots or onion to pan drippings, cook 1 minute to soften. Add mushrooms, cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, tarragon, thyme, salt and pepper, simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add wine and beef broth. Return chicken to pan, cover, and cook over low heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken.
  5. Stir dissolved cornstarch into sauce. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, 1 - 2 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and turn to coat with sauce.