Tuesday, 9 October 2012
One-pot chicken casserole
My husband wanted a "milk pudding" after tea tonight, so I needed a light main course. I made him a semolina pudding, something I haven't had in many many years! It was lovely though. I forgot to snap a photo of it before we devoured it :( This casserole was warming but not too filling, so it was perfect. You could use any herbs, I just used a selection from my garden. Remove the skin from the chicken, as it would probably go quite soggy in this dish!
8 chicken thighs , skin discarded
1 tbsp oil
5 spring onions , sliced
2 tbsp plain flour
2 chicken stock cubes
2 large carrots , cut into batons (no need to peel)
400g new potatoes , halved if large
200g frozen peas
1 tbsp grainy mustard
small handful fresh soft herbs, like parsley, chives, dill or tarragon , chopped
Put the kettle on. Fry the thighs in the oil in a casserole or wide pan with a lid to quickly brown. Stir in the whites of the spring onion with the flour and stock cubes until the flour disappears, then gradually stir in 750ml hot water from the kettle. Throw in the carrots and potatoes, bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 mins.
Take off the lid and simmer for 15 mins more, then throw in the peas for another 5 mins. Season, stir in the mustard, green spring onion bits, herbs and some seasoning.