Always a winning winter warmer, this chicken casserole combines apple and prunes to add a different flavour. For a warming chicken casserole that’s different to the rest thanks to the addition of apples and prunes to give a sweetness to this delicious recipe. Garlic, ginger, cumin and coriander are the herbs and spices are used to flavour this dish and there is a bit of turmeric and paprika thrown in too to give it a little bit of a kick. This recipe serves two people, so it’s a great one to try on your next date night as it’s a little different and feels really special.
- 4 chicken thighs
- 3 onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- ¼tsp ground ginger
- 1tsp ground cumin
- 1tsp ground coriander
- ¼tsp turmeric
- 2tsp paprika
- 25g (1oz) butter
- 500ml (18fl oz) chicken stock
- 2 apples, sliced
- 50g (1 3/4oz) prunes
- Handful fresh coriander, chopped
To make this chicken casserole, marinate the chicken thighs with the onion, garlic, parsley and spices in a bowl in the fridge overnight.
The next day, heat the butter in a flameproof casserole and stir-fry the spicy onions for 2 to 3 mins.
Add the chicken and stock. Simmer gently over a low heat with the lid on for 1 hr until cooked. Add the apple and prunes, and simmer for a further 25 mins. Scatter with coriander and serve.
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