Chicken Fricassee For One

Chicken Fricassee Recipe For One – 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 served over white rice on a clear glass plate with a blue cloth napkin and a glass of red wine in the background

Chicken Fricassee is a meal that looks and sounds gourmet but is so very easy to make. Similar to a chicken stew, this dish is made with chicken that is simmered in a creamy sauce.

What Is Chicken Fricassee?

I first discovered chicken fricassee in Julia Child’s Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. Julia Child calls Chicken Fricassee a cross between a stew and a sauté.

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With a stew, the meat is cooked in a liquid (usually a broth). In a sauté, no liquid is used to cook the meat.

With Chicken Fricassee, the chicken is cooked first in butter, then the sauce is made in the same pan with onions and garlic. The chicken with its sauce is usually poured over rice or pasta.

An overhead view of chicken fricassee on a clear glass plate with peas and white rice

Ingredients In Chicken Fricassee

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • chicken breast
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • chopped onions
  • garlic
  • chicken broth
  • bay leaf
  • cream
  • dried tarragon
  • peas 

How To Make Chicken Fricassee

  • Cut the chicken breast into 1-inch cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a skillet, add the chicken to the pan and sauté until brown. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover while you make the sauce.
  • Add olive oil to the pan and cook the chopped onions and garlic for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and the bay leaf and bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the chicken and stir in the cream tarragon and peas. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve over cooked rice.

While this chicken recipe is simple in both technique and ingredients, it is not simple in terms of flavor.

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A closeup of a clear glass plate of chicken over white rice with creamy sauce and peas with a blue cloth napkin and a glass of red wine in the background

What To Serve With Chicken Fricassee

You might like to enjoy any one of these single serving side dish recipes with your chicken dinner:

Roasted Carrots

Baked Brown Rice


What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this Chicken Fricassee recipe, you might consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

Chicken broth: Rice Pilaf, Turkey Cutlets, Chicken Piccata.

Cream: Vanilla Ice Cream, Alfredo Sauce, Mashed Potatoes.

Peas: Spicy Peas With Mint, Beef Stew, Fried Rice.

Other Easy Single Serving Chicken Recipes

If you have one chicken breast or thigh, consider adding any or all of these chicken recipes to your meal plan:

Baked Chicken Caprese

Chicken Chili

Chicken With Mustard Sauce

Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

What To Drink With Chicken Fricassee

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.


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Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Chicken Fricassee For One | One Dish Kitchen

Chicken Fricassee For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 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


  • 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 well 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.
  • Add the chicken and stir in the cream, tarragon and peas. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked rice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 1494mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 2mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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