One-pot chicken & bacon stew

One-pot chicken & bacon stew

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(64 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Cook a batch of this delicious family favourite and you'll always have a satisfying meal to hand

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal736
  • fat46g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein60g
  • salt1.74g
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Ingredients

  • 3 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…

  • 16 chicken pieces on the bone (about 3kg/6lb 8oz in total)
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 140g smoked bacon, chopped or lardons or cubetti di pancetta
    Bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 4 medium carrots, thickly sliced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 75ml white wine or cider vinegar
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp double cream or crème fraîche
  • 600g small new potatoes, halved
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 12 large white mushrooms, quartered
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • chopped herbs, such as parsley, tarragon or chives
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole with a lid. Fry the chicken pieces in batches for 5 mins on each side until well browned, then transfer to a plate. Sizzle the bacon in the casserole for a few mins until beginning to crisp. Stir in the carrots and onions, then cook for 5 mins until starting to soften. Stir in the flour and tomato purée and cook for 1 min more. Finally, splash in the vinegar and stir well.

  2. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Add the bay, cream and seasoning. Slide in the chicken pieces and scatter over the potatoes, turning everything over a few times so that the potatoes are immersed in the sauce. Put the lid on and place in the oven. After 40 mins, remove from the oven and stir in the mushrooms. Cover again and cook in the oven for 10 mins more until the chicken is cooked through and tender but not completely falling off the bone. You can now turn off the heat, and chill and freeze some or all of it (see freezing tips, below). If eating straight away, cook for 10 mins more, then sprinkle over the herbs and serve.

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chickencheeks
23rd Feb, 2013
5.05
I made this in my slow-cooker,and used skinless,boneless chicken thighs,it was absolutely delicious,the chicken was really succulent!!!gonna be a favourite!!
angiegough81
31st Jan, 2013
5.05
Lovely warming stew. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. Used chicken breasts as not keen on meat on the bone. Used chives and half fat creme fraiche. My only alteration is that I would probably add a few more carrots next time.
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coleyskitchen
30th Jan, 2013
5.05
Very easy to make and delicious. Used reduced fat creme fraiche instead of cream to no detriment in my opinion. The sauce is wonderful.
superchick44
22nd Jan, 2013
Silly me! It's i litre of c.ourse
superchick44
22nd Jan, 2013
I haven't cooked this yet but sounds very tasty and easy. Will comment and rate when I have tried the recipe. One query, not clear how much chicken stock to use. Looks like a misprint?
mrso08
15th Jan, 2013
5.05
Amazing, really nice and not much effort at all, went down a treat with family!
graley
13th Jan, 2013
5.05
Lovely. I left out the potatoes and served with baked potatoes on the side. When I made it for a second time I used a little more flour as the sauce is quite runny.
cinnamon_sal
12th Jan, 2013
5.05
Fab recipe. Really simple, went down well with all the family. This will become a regular at our table
fairyclairey1
8th Jan, 2013
4.05
Yummy! Very simple to prepare and yet so tasty. I would have liked to cook it in my slow cooker but unsure how long to cook for and on which setting.
lemonjellly
10th Dec, 2012
I love this recipe one of my favourites. Really tender chicken and lots of flavour in the sauce.

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