This is one of our all-time favorites. When you have guests over, just double the recipe.
- 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed (about 3/4 pound)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- In a resealable plastic bag, combine 2-1/4 teaspoons flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Add chicken and shake to coat. In a small skillet, brown chicken in butter. Remove chicken and set aside. In same skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and celery until crisp-tender. Return chicken to the pan. Add water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until chicken juices run clear, turning occasionally.
- Place remaining flour mixture in a bowl; stir in milk until smooth. Stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fricassee in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p152
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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