One-pot chicken

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    1 hour 10 min

    This easy chicken and vegetable stew is a perfect family meal when things get busy.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 small whole chicken
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 onion, minced
    • chicken stock or water, as needed
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 sprigs thyme
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 potatoes
    • 5 small carrots
    • 200g button mushrooms
    • 3 stalks celery
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Cut chicken into pieces. Heat butter in a frying pan and add chicken pieces. Brown pieces on all sides then transfer to a large heavy pot.
    2. Brown minced onion in the pan and and add to the chicken. Add chicken stock or water to cover chicken halfway, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper.
    3. Place on medium heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
    4. Cut potatoes and carrots into cubes. If using baby carrots, you don’t have to cut them. Chop celery. If the mushrooms are large, cut in half.
    5. After the chicken has simmered for 30 minutes, add the vegetables to the pot. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 further minutes.
    6. Add more water as needed during cooking. Add garlic and remove bay leaf in the last 5 minutes of cooking.

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