Creme Fraiche Chicken

Creme Fraiche Chicken


"When I was an exchange student in France, my French mom made this dish and it has been my favorite ever since. It is chicken breast cooked in butter, creme fraiche and mushrooms over pasta. No one can make it like her, but this is very close. Serve with French bread or French garlic bread if desired. Bon Appetite!"


servings 708 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 708 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 43.1 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 47.6 g
  • 95%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 256 mg
  • 85%
  • Sodium:
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, saute chicken breasts in oil over medium high heat. Once breasts are browned, add white wine and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, To Cook Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta to boiling water, cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  3. When chicken is cooked, remove from skillet and cube. Set aside. Saute onion and garlic in remaining juices. Once onions are translucent, add mushrooms and saute until soft. Add cubed chicken, creme fraiche and sour cream (to desired thickness). Stir all together and heat through. Put hot cooked pasta on plate, top with chicken and sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 63 Ratings


Excellent classic French cuisine. I just wanted to add a bit of helpful information; someone said she couldn't find creme fraische locally; I found it at Whole Foods Market marked sky high. So...

Very, very good. Since the Cream Fraiche is the true star of this recipe, I changed a couple of things that I believe shave off a few calories without sacrificing taste. First, I grill the chic...

This was so simple to make, and just delicious. I agree with a previous reviewer who added more wine. I also omitted the sour cream and just used creme fraiche as I didn't think there was any ne...

Whenever I have a dinner party, "creme fraiche poulet" is the order of the day! Friends and family adore this recipe and I recommend it highly. Goes great with French bread. For a light desse...

I was confused with this recipe when I saw it was made with crene fraiche and sour cream! creme fraiche is French sour cream.

Update September 2009: I'm coming back 5 years later to comment on this review because it deserves it. This dish is now in my staple of dinners. We love it. As another reviewer mentioned, you...

Great French classic dish, with only a few modifications. I made this for 2 people and adjusted the recipe, but it probably served 3 very full-size portions. I tripled the amount of wine, as the...

Very good! I recently moved to France, where Creme Fraiche is readily available and cheap. I was looking for new ways to use it and this recipe turned out to be a winner! I added a touch more...

creme fraiche is available in the grocery store in the sour cream section, so don't trouble yourself making it from scratch!