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.