Easy Chicken Fricassee

This simple yet delicious old fashioned chicken fricassee recipe is a great way to enjoy a comforting dinner. This traditional French dish is perfect for family dinners and special occasions alike.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the carrots and celery and continue to sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

Add the chicken cubes and season with thyme, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Stir in the chicken broth and white wine. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low.

Mix together the flour with 2 tablespoons of water until it forms a paste. Slowly add the paste to the pot while stirring constantly. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Serve hot over cooked rice or mashed potatoes.

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