Grandad Dave's chicken in red wine

    3 hours 35 min

    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.


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    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