Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cold Weather Chicken Casserole


When the weather looks like this: snowy street scene

All I think any of us really want is the sofa, PJs and comfort grub like this:

chicken and potato one pot

This is a great 'chuck it in and leave it alone' stew which for me seems incredibly old fashioned - I imagine families sat eating this in homefront britain, black out blinds up and gas lamp burning! The sauce is quite thin with this recipe so don't expect a thick slurpy broth. This is a mop it up with some crusty bread situation.

Ingredients, serves 4
  • 1kg floury potatoes thinly sliced
  • 4 large chicken pieces on the bone
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 medium sized suede diced
  • 600ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
Method: 
  • Preheat oven to 150C/ gas mark 2
  • Layer half the potato and half the onion slices in the bottom of a casserole dish and season with salt, pepper and a sprinkling of fresh thyme (dried is fine if you have none),
  • Brown the chicken pieces in a frying pan for around 10 mins. You will need a fairly high heat for this and careful - the fat will spit!
  • Put chicken into the casserole and throw in the carrot and suede and remaining onion. Add the stock and season again.
  • Top with the remaining potato slices and pour over any chicken fat/juices from the browning - yes, additional fat but browns the potatoes and makes them taste extra lovely.
  • Top with foil and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours until the meat is tender and veg all cooked through.
  • Take foil off and grill for last 10 mins so that the potatoes are golden brown.
frying onions and potatoes

Browning chicken drumsticks in a frying pan




Enjoy!

Gingey Bites Winter Chicken Casserole

5 comments:

  1. I agree the weather is miserable but this looks like the perfect comfort food and even better cooking in one pot!

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  2. Absolutely perfect comfort food. Love it. BTW, your spuds look fantastic . . . which taken out of context sounds a bit weird, but you know what I mean!

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  3. Thanks both for your comments, I'm very happy that you think my spuds are fantastic (ahem!) Teehee :)

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  4. This ia just my sort of dinner, one pot, old fashioned grub. It looks delicious. Definitely what we need with this lingering cold weather.

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  5. You can't beat old fashioned flavours sometimes can you! Thanks for your comment Livs.

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