Winter chicken stew

Winter chicken stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins - 50 mins

Skill level



Serves 8

Make double portions of this traditional casserole with parsnip, carrot and leek so you can freeze a batch

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Freezable
Nutrition info

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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1.4l hot chicken stock
  • 1 large potato, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaf
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 x 850g family packs skinless chicken thighs (count the number in the pack- you need 16 in total)
  • 6 carrots, halved lengthways and cut into chunks
  • 2 parsnips, halved lengthways and cut into chunks
  • 3 leeks, well washed and thickly sliced
  • mash and peas, to serve (optional)

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  1. Heat the oil in your largest pan – an extra-large wok with a lid is ideal. Fry the onion and garlic for a few mins until soft, then pour in the stock and stir in the potato and herbs.
  2. Add the chicken and bring to the boil. Stir in the carrots, parsnips and leeks, then cover the pan and leave to simmer on a low heat for 40-45 mins, stirring every now and then, until the chicken is tender. (Cool and freeze any extra portions, and use within 2 months – thaw at room temperature, then reheat in a pan until bubbling.) Serve with mash and peas, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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lizita's picture
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Tasty but far too much liquid that didn't really thicken, I had to add cornflower and then bulk it out by tipping in some cous cous. Would recommend reducing stock amount to one litre, or adding a few more potatoes like another reviewer suggests.

lburey's picture
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This is one of my favorite recipes I make it every week. I freeze two portions for midweek meals. It makes 6 portions. I use swede instead of parsnips and add frozen pea and sweetcorn at the end. I also put a lot of grated potato in to make the sauce thick. Healthy and easy to make I love it.

ranibabe1's picture
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So, just eaten this and basically it is really boring! It looks pale and insipid. It certainly does not feed 8 people! Very quick and easy to make.....BUT had to spice it up!

holliehobbie's picture

Really easy and tasty. Will be my new chicken stew.

Kelly Yeates's picture

Truly tasty. I can not begin to describe how happy I was with how this recipe turned out. Warming and sumptuous. Delish.

bozzer's picture
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So quick and easy to make absolutely delicious will definitely make again