Chicken Fricassee For One

Chicken Fricassee Recipe – An elegant and easy to make one pot meal. Tender chicken served with a rich, creamy sauce served over rice. Hearty and delicious single serving comfort food.


Chicken Fricassee Recipe For One - braised chicken with a rich, creamy sauce served over rice. Hearty and delicious single serving comfort food. | One Dish Kitchen

Chicken Fricassee is a traditional French dish. It’s hearty, it’s creamy and it’s absolutely delicious.

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Just a few years ago, our home was filled with activity. With five children, there was always something going on. From sunrise to sunset, almost every hour was filled. We were always on the go; kids in three different schools, elementary, middle and high school, various sports activities and club meetings. It seemed like we were always in motion.

While our kids were small, my husband traveled often for work. I hated it, but like so many families where one spouse travels for work, you adjust.

Now that our kids have grown up, it’s strange how quiet our house has become. Although my husband and I aren’t quite “empty-nesters”, we’re almost there. My husband still travels (though not as much) and when he’s gone, I get to spend some real quality time with our youngest daughter who still lives at home with us.

Chicken Fricassee Recipe For One

Most of the recipes on One Dish Kitchen are created when my husband is out of town. Since I’m only cooking for my daughter and I, recipe testing my recipes for one is easy.

In fact, she and I ate this creamy and delicious Chicken Fricassee three times last week!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen all the “recipes for one” I’ve been working on – so yes, my husband has been out of town a lot lately.  Last week I shared with you an amazing Chocolate Pudding For One recipe as well as a to-die-for Flourless Chocolate Cake but this Chicken Fricassee just may have been the highlight of the week. It was pretty awesome.

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What Is Chicken Fricassee?

Chicken Fricassee is a traditional French dish. It’s hearty, it’s creamy and it’s absolutely delicious.

Julia Child calls a fricassee a cross between a sauté and a stew. The chicken in this fricassee recipe is sautéed initially in butter before any liquid is added. Next, the chicken is simmered in a liquid (in this case, broth) with onions and garlic.

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Easy Single Serving Chicken Fricassee Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Chicken Fricassee sounds like a very simple dish to make and it is. While simple in both technique and ingredients, Chicken Fricassee is not simple in terms of flavor.

How To Make Chicken Fricassee

Sauté chicken in a little butter. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover.

Add onions and garlic to the pan to cook and soften.

A little chicken broth is added along with a bay leaf and some dried tarragon.

The chicken is added back into the pan to continue it’s cooking and to soak in all the wonderful flavors.

At the end, a touch of cream is stirred in which makes the sauce velvety smooth, creamy and rich.

Serve the chicken and sauce over rice or buttery noodles.

If you’d like to enjoy a glass of wine with this dish, a Chardonnay would be wonderful and if you prefer reds, a Pinot Noir would be lovely.

Enjoy!

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Chicken Fricassee Recipe For One

Chicken Fricassee For One - braised chicken with a rich, creamy sauce served over rice. Hearty and delicious single-serving comfort food. | One Dish Kitchen

Chicken Fricassee For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 605kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onions , finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 cup peas , frozen and thawed

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat chicken breast dry with paper towels. Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper. Mix so that the salt and pepper are evenly distributed.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet over moderately high heat, add the chicken to the pan and saute until brown, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover.
  • Add the oil to the pan and cook the onions and garlic, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and the bay leaf to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the chicken, cream, tarragon and peas and reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 22% | Vitamin C: 43.5% | Calcium: 18.6% | Iron: 10.5%
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29 thoughts on “Chicken Fricassee For One”

  1. You and I are at exactly the same point in life. I have four boys and while one is still here and another goes back and forth from college, it is a completely different existence than just a few years ago. I’ve managed to fill my time with two jobs and I’m insanely busy still (crazy, I know). It’s so bizarrre whenever I end up in a situation where it’s just me for dinner and I’m absolutely loving this idea. I tend to just have a bowl of soup or something super simple but how nice to have a real meal. This is lovely!

  2. I love meals for one! Thank you thank you!! I’m going to double it and have lunch tomorrow too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    January

  3. Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary

    Well Joanie…. I should double your recipe then for my family members 🙂 I like simple recipe like yours

  4. Julie @ Texan New Yorker

    This looks so delicious! I need to do more with fricasee, they are so lovely! I love your cooking for one posts.

  5. I like that this recipe is only for one (because my husband is the meat eater and I am not!) Plus, it looks soooo easy! Don’t worry, sometimes it is nice to have some quietness, and it makes it all the more special when the kids come home 🙂

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