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Cocotte de Poulet Forestière Recipe

A Cocotte de Poulet Forestière is a delightful French dish consisting of chicken cooked in a forest-inspired sauce. Here's a simple recipe for you:


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 200g mushrooms (such as button or cremini), sliced

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs skin side down. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy. Flip the chicken thighs and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside on a plate.

  4. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.

  5. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until they release their juices and become tender.

  6. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly.

  7. Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, nestling them into the mushroom sauce.

  8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

  9. Once cooked, remove the skillet from the oven. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

  10. Serve the Cocotte de Poulet Forestière hot, with crusty bread or over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes.

Enjoy your delicious and comforting meal!

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