Chicken Chasseur (Hunter’s Chicken)

Two rustic bowls with chicken chasseur and mashed potatoes
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Chicken Chasseur is a rustic, old-fashioned dinner also known as “Hunter’s Chicken.” Made with chicken breasts, mushrooms, fresh herbs, and tomatoes, it’s perfect spooned over a bed of creamy homemade mashed potatoes!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 23 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 23 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


Warm the oil. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

Season and sear the chicken. Season the chicken breasts with a generous pinch of kosher salt and pepper, then brown them on each side until golden. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.

Make the sauce. In the same pot, add onion, garlic, and mushrooms and cook on low heat until softened (7-8 minutes). Add the white wine and cook for a couple of minutes, until the sauce is simmering and some of the alcohol has had a chance to cook off (2-3 minutes). Then add the diced tomatoes, thyme, oregano, and sugar.

Add chicken and cook. Place the chicken breasts back in the pot, mix everything together and bring to a boil. Reduce hit to medium-low, cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes. Give it a good stir, taste, and add salt/pepper as needed. Add the unsalted butter and continue to cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes longer until the sauce has thickened somewhat and the chicken falls apart when you pierce it with a fork.

Serve. Give it another stir, then remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and dig in!


  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl covered with a plate (to prevent splattering).

Keywords: chicken chasseur, hunters chicken