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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23rd Jul, 2010
In addition to the suggestions above (1 onion, 4 crushed garlic cloves, 2 whole garlic cloves and other vegetables - i used 2 diced carrots and diced tomatoes) I also squeezed the juice of one lime into the stew and used diced boneless chicken breast instead of whole boned thighs. It was very tasty.
16th Jul, 2010
This is a great recipe and tastes better than I thought it would. I added the smoked paprika, onions,garlic & courgettes as previously suggested. This was a real winner & one that I would definately do again.
14th Jul, 2010
Absolutely fantastic dish. We enjoyed it with crusty bread as suggested. I did use some frozen stock that had a bit of a chilli kick to it but apart from that I followed the recipe.
14th Jul, 2010
Cooked this tonight, very tasty, added more veg (celery, courgette and spinach) and added paprika to the flour.
14th Jul, 2010
Loved it!! Made it 2 days in a row!! I added a bit of chilli and a clove of garlic and I had no wine, but even so it was yummi!!!
13th Jul, 2010
This is a lovely recipe, as suggested in the comments I added a bit of chilli to the chicken seasoning and also added onions and mushrooms. Yum!
9th Jul, 2010
very good recipe - added a little smoked paprika to the flour for coating and some fresh chilles with the red pepper. next time will try with chicken breast to avoid the fatty skin and the bones from the thighs
1st Jul, 2010
I loved this recipe. Very easy and even my fussy-eater boyfriend enjoyed it! The only mistake I made was not frying the chicken for long enough in the first place so I had to take it back out the casserole and fry again. Will definitely this make again.
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29th Jun, 2010
We all enjoyed this. I think it could do with more vegetables, maybe courgette? Next time I shall put it in the oven, maybe for longer so the meat falls off the bones.
29th Jun, 2010
Made this for my husband and I the other day and my husband loved it. he said it was one the tastiest recipes I've cooked in a while. I added mushrooms to mine which worked well. The recipe was for 4 so I was going to have some for my lunch the next day, but no such luck my husband polished it all off before I got to it.


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