Mustard chicken with winter vegetables

Mustard chicken with winter vegetables

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Cooking time

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 2 hrs

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

This is a great way to make a chicken go further, and the mustard gives it that little kick

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
920
protein
71g
carbs
20g
fat
62g
saturates
23g
fibre
0g
sugar
14g
salt
3.06g

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, about 1.8kg/4lb in weight
  • 2 onions
  • 6 celery sticks
  • 6 carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 50g butter
  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • 3 small turnips, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 rounded tbsp crème fraîche
  • good handful parsley, chopped

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Method

  1. Put the chicken in a large pot. Halve 1 onion, 1 celery stick and 1 carrot. Add to the pot with the herbs, peppercorns and a sprinkling of salt. Add water to come halfway up the chicken, bring to the boil, then cover tightly and simmer for 1½ hrs. Cool slightly, remove the chicken to a dish, then strain the stock into a bowl.
  2. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, strip the meat from the bones and tear into pieces with your hands.
  3. Chop the remaining onion, and cut the celery and carrots into thick slices. Heat the butter in the same pot, add the onion and lardons, then gently fry for 5 mins until just starting to brown. Add the remaining veg, then fry for 2 mins. Stir in the flour, then cook for 1 min. Measure 900ml stock (if you don’t have enough, make it up with water), then gradually add to the pan, stirring. Cover, then simmer for 20-25 mins until vegetables are tender.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan with the mustard and crème fraîche, then return to a simmer, stirring gently. Season and sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008

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carlajay28's picture

Love it.....this recipe is fab my husband loved it and will deffo make it again.....i didn't add the celery either as not keen and used swede instead of turnips but i think its so versatile you could add any veg.......delicious!

cwal10's picture
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This is great, especially ona winters day. I didn't add the celery but added cabbage instead, but you caadd any veg you want really. The mustard gives it a nice flavour as well. Will def make again.

hollandsdave's picture
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My whole family loved this winter warmer. The recipe is so adaptable, and is a great throw together dish, with different veggies.

amcoop's picture
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This is gorgeous!!! The chicken was so moist and soft and the recipe is very simple to throw together. Was loved by hubby and will def be making again.

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