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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marlboro1's picture

it was quite tasty, but pretty longwinded for what is essentialy a chicken stew. I used 2 tblspns of flour and was still a bit thin cant see how 1 would ever thicken a litre of stock. Not bad tho, but wouldnt rush to remake. Thanks.

ghwilkins's picture
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Made this for a retirement party for 60 people. Used carrots, leeks and french beans as the veg, also added 2 tbls of dijon mustard and 4 tbls of flour to thicken sauce. 8 chickens fed everyone generously with french bread.

chocansavourychef101's picture

too many calories but really good

eleanormayo's picture
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An excellent dish, I used chicken breasts also & browned them off and took them out of the pan before adding the vegetables. I didn't have turnips, but used swede and jerasulem artichoke instead. Hope it freezes well as the other half is in the freezer!

vanchi's picture
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forgot to rate it :)

vanchi's picture
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did this for myself so used two drumsticks and two thighs and had plenty left to freeze. omitted the onion as I can't have it and celery as I didn't have any. also there's no creme fraiche where I live so I used plain double cream. it takes a while to do the stock, but it's worth it and it's not like you have to stand over it while it cooks.
all in all it was really good and i would make it again.

Re: Nikk: i'm guessing the fat comes from the butter+lardons, and also from the stock and creme fraiche. solution: use olive oil instead of butter, halve the quantity of lardons and when you make stock, wait a bit until the fat collects on top of it and then skim it. sugar content comes from the carrots as they have an incredibly high GI index and also from the mustard.

teresaaregreen's picture
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Made for family midweek meal, very tasty. Planning to do next time we have a crowd for dinner. Will add more liquid next time as it tastes so good.

npmoranuk's picture

looks lovely but cant understand the fat content its ridiculous i know the skin is fattening but you dont put the skin in,also the sugar content ?? looked at a chicken pie with pastry and its less fattening !!!very confused

hilaryb's picture
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An absolute crowd pleaser. Everyone who I have made this for loves it. Although I used chicken breasts for convenience rather than the whole chicken. Also can be made in bulk for gatherings.

flemishminx's picture
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Prepared full recipe, buth with only two drumsticks and two thighs; was a lovely meal for two.

cazandjay's picture

didn't like the look of it, but it tasted lovely, I would definately make this again, well worth making the chicken stock and I had loads left, so I have frozen it for another time.

funky60sflower's picture
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A very enjoyable winter casserole that is versatile enough to include other vegetables - fennel is a good idea. I had a lot of stock (which isn't a problem!) which I think, was due to using a fresh organic chicken...making the stock is always worth the effort :)

renomate's picture
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Lovely flavours but the chicken went stringy after being in the stock and then reheated with the veg. We liked it but I'm glad I didnt serve it to guests, it didnt look very inspiring.

babaduck's picture

Utterly gorgeous - the nicest casserole ever. I swapped the turnip with green beans and it was worth the hassle of poaching the whole chicken rather than just using breasts

lisa_stone's picture
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Loved this and plenty left over to freeze. Utterly gorgeous. Used tarragon instead of thyme as I love the flavour. Making the stock was well worth the effort. mmmmmm

cooijmans's picture
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used fennel instead of the turnips

joannam's picture
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it did take a while to do the stock etc, but really was well worth it - really delicious. Served it with crsipy roast potatoes and green beans and have got a few portions left which i've frozen. Certainly something to make on a cold wet winters day!

elaines's picture
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Also used chicken breasts, which made it quicker, but did use a good chicken stock. Lovely warming dish, esp on a rainy wintry evening.

teresahall's picture
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Hate to be a killjoy, but me and my family didnt really enjoy it. Wasnt worth all the effort.

weenus's picture

Whole family loved this. Used breasts which dramatically cut cooking time and didnt have any creme fraiche so used a bit of mascapone which was lurking in the fridge. Lovely. Will try with different veg next time but definately make again.

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