I love family hang outs. Growing up with a large extended family that would gather on every occasion we could, my cousins, aunts and uncles have become some of my my closest friends. I had a light day at work, so I invited some over for dinner and then got cooking. One friend was vegetarian and I wanted to create a meal that was entirely meat free but would still satisfy her meat eating husband and kids.
My brother and his wife came over for dinner last night so I knew I wanted an easy, one pot meal that would simmer away while we could catch up. I knew I had some chicken thighs hiding out in my fridge somewhere, so I dusted off my “Essential Pepin” cookbook to see what the master, Jacques, had to say on the matter. I found a classic French recipe, Chicken Chasseur (“hunter” in French), which typically uses poultry, mushrooms, tomato, and garlic; all things I had on hand. Perfect.