Summer chicken & basil stew

Summer chicken & basil stew

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


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

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal711
  • fat45g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.36g
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  • 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



    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



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

  • crusty bread, to serve


  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.

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31st Aug, 2012
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)
25th Jul, 2012
I made this for my sister and brother-in-law and we devoured the lot. I added 4 whole peeled cloves of garlic at the same time as the potatoes and peppers and some peas at the end with the basil which gave it an excellent splash of colour, although trimmed green beans would also work well.
26th Jan, 2012
Love this dish, used chicked breasts instead of thighs and white wine vinegar instead of white wine, it gives it a lovely tangy taste, yum..
7th Jul, 2011
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7th Jul, 2011
Delicious - we also added onion, chopped chilli and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika - just gave it a bit more kick and was really tasty
3rd Jul, 2011
I added carrots and served with rice
3rd Jul, 2011
I added carrots and served with rice
21st Jun, 2011
Great midweek meal, I used boneless chicken thighs. Easy to make and full of flavour. True I would not think of a stew for a hot summer evening but this was a must!!
18th May, 2011
This is a great recipe. Always a good response from guests.
3rd May, 2011
I tried this recipe using chicken breasts which i braised in the stock and then shredded into the liquid before serving. I also added garlic, chilli and lemon. It was delicious.


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