Summer chicken & basil stew

Summer chicken & basil stew

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(36 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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17th Nov, 2010
I love this recipe & have done it a number of times. Great one pot. I too added some onions which worked well. The basil adds an interesting taste to it.
9th Sep, 2010
It gets 3 stars as the basic recipe doesn't have enough flavour. I added smoked paprika, mixed dried herbs, chilli, mushrooms, garlic and onion. I used chicken drumsticks and cooked it in a slow cooker for a few hours to make it really tender. It was then a 4.5 out of 6, and a big hit with a Chinese friend who'd never eaten a stew before!
30th Aug, 2010
Love it!! An easy after work supper with loads of flavour. I will try add more veg as suggested as it all counts to those 5 a day.
18th Aug, 2010
Tried this recipe and it was wonderful dont have to wait for summer it is a good dish for the winter!!
18th Aug, 2010
I loved this recipe, it had such a fresh flavour the basil really makes it special. I have cooked this a few times, great for a mid week meal as it is so quick and easy. I added courgettes which went well and used chicken breasts in large chunks. Goes well with rice too.
25th Jul, 2010
This made a lovely light summery dish. I added an onion and some garlic to the peppers and also cooked the dish in the oven on 150c (fan oven) for around an hour. Ten minutes before the end I added some fine green beans to bump up the veg. The chicken was lovely and tender and the sauce had reduced to a lovely rich consistency. Great one-pot and all that was needed was some crusty bread.
25th Jul, 2010
This was okay, fairly plain. I agree with Moira above that it could do with some olives, or something with a little 'bite'. Not sure if I'll make it again, if I do I'll add some onions and garlic.
24th Jul, 2010
This is a lovely light summer dish. I added a clove of garlic,some shallots and two tomatoes, peeled and chopped. I think some olives would go well. I cooked it in the oven 180c for 45 mins.I served it with some green beans and crusty bread.
23rd Jul, 2010
This is one of my favourite chicken dishes! So easy, simple, tasty and versatile. When I first made it I was very doubtful, especially as it's done on the hob, but it was amazing and makes a really good dinner for guests with a nice glass of white. I haven't tried fiddling with the recipe as I like it as it is but might try adding garlic. Thank you Good Food!
23rd Jul, 2010
I found this boring and bland - I note most others who have commented have added other things to make the dish more interesting - and I would certainly agree that this works as a basic recipe that can and should be elaborated upon.


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