Grandad Dave's chicken in red wine

Grandad Dave's chicken in red wine


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About this recipe: An easy dish that takes about 35 minutes to prepare but tastes amazing. Can be cooked well in advance of serving. Great for a dinner party or simply a basic evening meal. Can be served with rice or pasta - or even better roast potatoes and veg. Makes enough for four people - but can be split and half frozen.

Serves: 4 

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1kg chicken thighs, filleted and diced
  • 2 large onions, coarsly chopped
  • 250g mushrooms, chopped
  • 425g leeks, chopped
  • 425g carrots, diced
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs (I use Herbes de Provence)
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour

Prep:35min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr35min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2/3.
  2. Warm a little oil over a medium heat in a lidded ovenproof casserole dish then add the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove chicken and brown the onions.
  3. Return the chicken to the casserole dish and on a low heat add the chopped mushrooms, leeks, carrots and the tomatoes. Pour in a little of the wine. Add about a teaspoon of salt, the paprika and the mixed herbs.
  4. Add more wine so that the ingredients are fully covered, then bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. In a jug measure the flour and add enough red wine to make a paste - whisk to ensure no lumps. Pour the flour mix into the casserole. Cover.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 hours, checking after two hours that the mix is not dry; if necessary add more wine. The chicken should be tender and the sauce thickened. Remove from the oven and serve with any accompaniment.

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Update. Made this again with addition of 3 teaspoons of lazy garlic. - 10 Apr 2016

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