Crème Fraîche Chicken


This chicken recipe with crème fraîche and mushrooms is what my French mom made when I was an exchange student in France. It has been my favorite ever since! No one can make it like her, but this is very close. Serve with French bread or garlic bread if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne or other pasta of your choice

  • 1 large white onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 2 cups creme fraiche

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until browned. Add white wine and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain.

  3. Cut cooked chicken into cubes; set aside. Add onion and garlic to the remaining juices in the skillet. Cook and stir until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté until soft.

  4. Add cooked chicken, crème fraîche, and sour cream; stir until heated through. Serve chicken and sauce on top of cooked pasta. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

708 Calories
43g Fat
35g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 708
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 808mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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