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chicken fricassee in a pink lady apple-wine sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

I'm posting this recipe so it's available for the "Think Pink" tag game.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken fricassee in a pink lady apple-wine sauce

  • 8
    chicken thighs (or 8 chicken drumsticks)
  • 2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 4 lg
    shallots, peeled and halved
  • 1 1/2 cups
    white button (or chestnut) mushrooms, halved (about 3 to 4 oz)
  • 4 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup
    dry white wine (about 5oz or 150ml)
  • 1 lg
    tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 lg
    pink lady apple - halved, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 1 Tbsp
    flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    crème fraîche
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh tarragon, chopped (for garnish)

How To Make chicken fricassee in a pink lady apple-wine sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Lightly season chicken on all sides with poultry seasoning.
  • 2
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken pieces over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until skin is lightly browned, turning frequently to prevent burning and to ensure even cooking. Place chicken pieces in a 9x13 or 8x12-inch baking dish. Discard all but 1 Tbsp of pan drippings.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to medium. Add butter, garlic, shallots and mushrooms to the skillet, and let mixture sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to help deglaze skillet. Pour mushroom mixture over chicken in the baking dish.
  • 4
    In the same skillet, stir in the vinegar and let it simmer for about 30 seconds over medium heat. Stir wine into the vinegar and bring mixture to a boil for about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add tomato, apple slices, parsley and 1 Tbsp tarragon, and stir until well blended. Taste the sauce, and add more parsley or tarragon, if preferred. Pour the apple mixture over the chicken in the baking dish.
  • 5
    Cover baking dish with lid or heavy-duty foil, and place in preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • 6
    Stir crème fraîche into the pan sauce. Spoon the pan sauce over each serving, and garnish servings with 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh tarragon. Serve immediately while still hot. It's great with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli served alongside the fricasseed chicken.

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