A classic French dish, this chicken chasseur recipe is low in calories so you can enjoy this comforting dish without the guilt.
- 8 skinned and boned chicken thighs
- 4 large fresh thyme sprigs, leaves picked
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 100g (about 3) shallots, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 200ml dry white wine
- 200ml chicken stock
- 300g small chestnut mushrooms, halved
- 2 fresh bay leaves
- 200g fresh or canned chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsp fresh flatleaf parsley, chopped
- 1. Open out the chicken thighs and place skinned-side down on a work surface. Sprinkle with half the thyme and some seasoning, roll back into shape and tie at each end with string.
- 2. Heat a deep, non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp oil and fry the chicken pieces until golden all over. Set aside.
- 3. Add the rest of the oil, shallot and garlic to the pan. Fry for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in the purée, cook for 1 minute, add the wine and stock, and bring to the boil. Return the chicken to the pan with the mushrooms, remaining thyme, bay leaves and some seasoning.
- 4. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover, stir in the tomatoes and simmer for 30-35 minutes. Turn the chicken now and then, cooking until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with mashed potatoes.
Per serving: 319kcals, 13.7g fat (3g saturated), 36.6g protein, 5.5g carbs, 3.8g sugar, 0.7g salt
Chicken is lower in fat and calories than red meat – 100g of skinless chicken contains 108 calories and 2.1g fat compared to 136 calories and 5.1g fat in the same amount of lean beef. Plus, chicken, like all meats, is a rich source of protein, which helps you stay feeling full after a meal.