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
  • 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


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  1. 23rd January 2013 / 10:47 pm

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

  2. 23rd January 2013 / 11:38 pm

    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!

  3. 24th January 2013 / 12:27 pm

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

  4. 24th January 2013 / 11:25 pm

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

  5. 29th January 2013 / 7:05 pm

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

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