30-Minute Chicken Fricassee with Artichokes and Leeks
Fricassee is a classic French dish in which chicken (or rabbit) is browned and simmered in a skillet with vegetables, seasonings, broth, and heavy cream. It’s a simple, stick-to-your-ribs dish that requires a minimal amount of preparation, but it does take time to both brown and braise the chicken. For this recipe, we wanted a quick version that could be on the table in 30 minutes.
Why This Recipe Works
In search of a shortcut that could put our chicken fricassee with artichokes and leeks recipe on the table in 30 minutes, we gave the chicken a head start by precooking it in the microwave. After trying a variety of powers and cooking times, we found the power and time combination that gave us what we were looking for: halfway cooked chicken that cooked through in the braising liquid in about 10 minutes. For the chicken itself, we most liked boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which were packed with flavor and had a very moist texture, for our chicken fricassee recipe.