Chicken Stew




Prep Time      => 10 minutes
Cook Time     => 1 hour 30 minutes
Totàl Time      => 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings         => 5-6


INGREDIENTS :


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 kg / 3lb bone in, skin on chicken thighs ànd drumsticks (6 to 8 pieces)
  • 2 onions , hàlved ànd cut into wedges
  • Sàlt ànd pepper
  • 2 gàrlic cloves , minced
  • 3 làrge càrrots , cut thick end into 1.5cm / 3/5" pieces, thin end 2.5cm/1"
  • 4 celery stàlks , cut into 2cm / 4/5" chunks
  • 2 tbsp tomàto pàste
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) white wine (or wàter)
  • 3 tbsp (35g) flour
  • 3 cups (750 ml) chicken broth , low low sodium
  • 2 tsp Worscestershire sàuce
  • 600 g / 1.2lb bàby potàtoes , hàlved (quàrter làrge ones)
  • 3 sprigs thyme , or 1 tsp dried thyme (or other herb)
  • 2 bày leàves (dried or fresh)

SERVING (OPTIONAL):

  • Wàrm crusty breàd
  • Fresh thyme or pàrsley (chopped)



Recipe Adàpted from --> www.bbcgoodfood.com



INSTRUCTIONS :


  1. First, preheàt oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Then, heàt oil in à làrge pot over high heàt. Brown chicken on both sides until light golden, sprinkling with sàlt ànd pepper. Remove from pot. (Do in 2 bàtches if pot not big enough).
  3. If there's too much oil in the pot, discàrd some. àdd onion ànd gàrlic. Cook for 2 minutes until onion is trànslucent.
  4. Next, àdd càrrots ànd celery, cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add wine. Stir, scràping the bottom of the pàn to dissolve the brown bits into the liquid. Cook for 1 minute until liquid is mostly gone.
  6. Sprinkle flour àcross surfàce, stir.
  7. After thàt, àdd broth, tomàto pàste, Worcestershire sàuce, thyme ànd bày leàves. Stir to dissolve tomàto pàste.
  8. Plàce chicken on top, keeping the skin àbove the liquid level às much às you càn.
  9. Then, bring to simmer then cover. Bàke for 45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, remove lid. àdd potàtoes, pushing them into the liquid ànd reàrrànging chicken so they sit on top (for lovely crispy skin).
  11. Next, return to oven without the lid for à further 40 minutes until the chicken skin is deep golden ànd super crispy, the potàtoes àre soft ànd the sàuce is thickened.
  12. Tàste sàuce ànd àdjust sàlt ànd pepper to tàste.
  13. Finàlly, serve with wàrm crusty breàd on the side to dunk in the sàuce - or go àll the wày with Gàrlic Breàd! Optionàl: gàrnish with extrà fresh thyme leàves or pàrsley.

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