A traditional French dish, chicken chasseur, or hunter-style chicken, is a one-pot meal where chicken is combined with mushrooms and white wine. Our chicken chasseur slow cooker recipe uses both cremini and wild mushrooms for an extra-intense flavor. Try pairing it with mashed potatoes or brown rice.
1 oz dried mixed wild mushrooms (TIP: A mix of morels, chanterelles, oyster and porcini would work well here.)
8 bone-in, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 lb)
1 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
8 oz cremini mushrooms, quartered
20 pearl onions, peeled (TIP: To peel pearl onions easily, drop them into a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain and allow to cool slightly. Simply squeeze them between your fingers to pop them out of their skins.)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour (TRY: King Arthur Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour)
1 tbsp potato flour
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
In a medium heat-proof bowl, pour ¼ cup boiling water over dried mushrooms. Let stand for 5 minutes. Season chicken with pepper and salt and place in a 5-qt slow cooker. To slow cooker, add cremini mushrooms, onions, garlic, broth and dried mushrooms (along with soaking liquid). In a small bowl, whisk together wine and flour until no lumps remain. Add wine-flour mixture to slow cooker and stir; cover and cook on high for 3 hours.
In the last 30 minutes of cooking, transfer ¼ cup sauce from slow cooker to a heat-proof bowl and whisk in potato flour. Add mixture back into slow cooker, replace lid, and continue cooking for remaining 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley.