Summer chicken & basil stew

Summer chicken & basil stew

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(36 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
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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.

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pookylou
28th Jun, 2010
5.05
This dish is fantastic! i've been waiting for it to show up on-line so I could comment as I got it from the magazine and I have cooked it a few times already.... i actually have it cooking now! I use chicken breasts, which work just as well, and I also add onions at the start when frying the chicken and when i put in the basil I also add some spinach too. Its great that it can be cooked quickly, and does taste good, but I like to cook mine for longer on a nice low heat... between 90 - 120 mins depending on how hungry those I am feeding are!!
krissyb
23rd Jun, 2010
5.05
This was really scrummy :) we used a green pepper instead of red as this is all we had and it worked fine.

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