Summer chicken & basil stew

Summer chicken & basil stew

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
One-pot suppers aren't just for the colder months. This light, fresh stew just needs crusty bread to mop up the juices

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal711
  • fat45g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.36g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 12 new potatoes, halved
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 150ml white wine
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 20g pack basil, leaves only
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, flameproof casserole. Dust the chicken thighs with the seasoned flour and add to the casserole. Cook over a high heat, turning once, until golden all over.

  2. Add the peppers and potatoes to the casserole and cook for 3 mins. Pour in the white wine and chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Cover the casserole and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the basil and cook for another 5 mins. Serve with some crusty bread.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
heather444
12th Feb, 2016
3.8
delicious and easy to prepare, a good midweek meal.
srhowells
26th Aug, 2015
Loved this but only when I added to the recipe. I was only cooking for two so I changed the amounts a bit. Adding half and onion and one garlic sliced to the pan half way through cooking the 3 chicken thighs. Added only one pepper in but added one parsnip, three carrots and only 6 new potatoes let that fry for a bit and then added 100ml wine and 150ml of chicken stock. Definitely add the juice of a whole lime in at the end with the basel it was delicious.
joferg
9th Feb, 2014
I replaced the wine with cider which made the sauce lovely & sweet. Also added an onion. My family really enjoyed it.
a.savina.yuksel
4th Dec, 2013
The dish is pretty plain, needs more flavor. Would not recommend it.
pmccaig
7th Aug, 2013
Delicious and very easy to prepare. My llittle boy (1 year old) loved it. I added a tin of cannellini beans which worked really well with the other ingredients.
cherrygogog
26th Jul, 2013
Definitely recommend adding more veggies. I added squash, onion, garlic and carrots. added juice of one lime, bay leave and paprika while stewing. and it was quite a hit in the end. will give it a 4 after all the additions.
antoniag
7th Jul, 2013
Previously starred this without being able to comment. I don't know about the actual recipe, but I took the advice of other comments and diced the chicken; added onions, garlic, papricka and lime. Apsolutely goroeous and great feedback. Will definitely make this again.
barrybubbles
3rd Sep, 2012
4.05
I've made this a few times now and it's tasty! Having read the feedback I added garlic and celery and it adds a bit more flavour. Mushrooms sent the sauce a rather strange colour. Carrots and courgette work quite well (though of course the courgette disintegrated! Good for the vegephobes!). I pan fry the chicken thighs first and then take them out and drain some fat off and take the skin off to keep the fat a bit lower (and because I don't like the soggy chicken skin!). Oh and final comment I made it without wine too once and it was still tasty!
rida1997
16th Jul, 2013
when you made it without wine, did you substitute anything in its place, or just left it out?
christapus
31st Aug, 2012
3.05
A good basic recipe but I think it needs some work to make it great, would definitely recommend adding garlic, onion, courgette, mushrooms and carrots, needs bulking out a fair bit. Make sure you season well as I found it to be a little bit bland, will make again but with some changes (perhaps some chilli, olives and possibly some pinto/cannellini beans etc as other people have mentioned)

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.