Chicken Fricassee | One of The Best Easy Chicken Recipes For Dinner

A pot of chicken fricassee. There is a wooden spoon behind the pot covered in the chicken fricassee cream sauce.

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This chicken fricassee recipe is flavorful, succulent, and best of all, comes together in one pan on the stovetop. In only 45 minutes, you can have the dinner table set with plates of juicy chicken in a deeply savory cream sauce. Honestly, this chicken fricassee is so good the whole family will love it!



1 tablespoon olive oil

8 pieces (2 lbs.) of chicken thighs or legs

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

1 carrot

1 stick celery

1 cup cremini mushrooms

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (or almond flour to make it low carb/keto)

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 cup dry white wine (or apple cider vinegar to make low carb/keto) 

1 cup chicken stock

1/2 cup heavy cream

chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the onion, carrot, and celery, and then mince the garlic cloves and slice the cremini mushrooms.
  2. Next, put a deep pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Cover the surface of the pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then, season your chicken with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Brown the chicken pieces in the pan until both sides are golden - this will take about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside for later.
  4. In the same pan, sauté the onions, carrots, celery, and minced garlic in the oil and rendered chicken fat for 5-7 minutes.  
  5. Next, add the sliced cremini mushrooms and thyme, then cook for another 2 minutes. Then add the flour and stir until it's thoroughly incorporated with the veggies. 
  6. Lastly, add the 1/2 cup of white wine, scraping up any of the brown bits that might have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Let everything simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Pour the chicken stock and heavy cream into the pan, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer in the sauce until the chicken is completely cooked through and the sauce is rich and velvety. This will take about 15 minutes.
  9. To finish up, transfer the pieces of chicken to plates, pour some sauce on top, and sprinkle on some fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!


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