Chicken Fricassee (Fricassee de Poulet a L'Ancienne)
The original French comfort food, chicken fricassée is a classic—with as many variations as there are grandmothers in France. It's halfway between a sauté and a stew, simmered chicken with hearty vegetables in a rich, silky sauce. The dish relies on humble ingredients and is made in just a single pot. Traditionally it's served over rice, creamy mashed potatoes, or lightly buttered egg noodles. You'll also want to have a loaf of crusty bread on hand to sop up the extra sauce.