Stoved chicken recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 2 hr 30 min
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  • You just need a few basic ingredients to make this warming chicken casserole dish


    • 1tbsp (15ml) oil
    • 50g (2oz) butter
    • 4 chicken fillets, cut into large pieces
    • 1kg (2lb 4oz) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced
    • 600ml (1pt) hot chicken stock
    • Parsley, to garnish


    • Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F, gas mark 3). Heat the oil and half the butter in a large frying pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden brown.

    • Layer half the potato slices and leeks in the base of a large shallow casserole dish and season well. Top with the chicken pieces and any pan juices and layer the rest of the leeks and potato slices over the top.

    • Pour over the stock and season well. Cover tightly with buttered foil and the casserole lid. Cook for 1 hr 30 mins. Dot with the rest of the butter and cook, uncovered, for a further 30 mins until the top layer of potatoes is golden. Garnish with parsley to serve.

    Top tip for making Stoved chicken

    For an extra kick, add ½ tsp mild chilli powder to the casserole.

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