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Saturday, 20 March 2021

Farmhouse Country Chicken - it's a little bit French !

Lay the table, open the wine, enjoy the company, and the aroma of great food cooking and then sit down and enjoy. This warming French dish may bring some readers happy memories (or dreams) of a weekend in Provence, this dish uses chicken thighs with a mustard braise and sweet root vegetables.



Ingredients you'll need for two
4 shallots
1 carrot
1 celery stick
200g white mushrooms
4 bone-in chicken thighs
1 large potato, peeled and roughly chopped*
or chopped swede may be used instead*
2 garlic cloves
1 chicken stock cube
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 bouquet garni
4 tbsp. double (heavy) cream
1 tbsp. olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
450ml boiling water
You'll need
A shallow casserole dish or deep frying pan with a lid
Measuring jug
Here's what you do
1. Peel and halve the shallots. Peel and roughly chop the carrot. Trim the celery stick and slice it. Slice the mushrooms or quarter or halve them if they are small.
2. Warm a casserole dish or deep frying pan over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil and the chicken thighs, skin side down. Fry for 5 minutes till the skin is golden brown. Turn the thighs over and fry for another 2 minutes. Lift the chicken thighs out of the pan and pop them on a plate.
3. Add the shallots, carrot, celery and mushrooms to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over a medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring a few times, till the veg are soft and glossy looking.
4. While the veg are cooking, peel and roughly chop the potato or swede. Peel and crush the garlic. Crumble the stock cube into a measuring jug and stir in 450ml boiling water.
5. Stir the potato/swede and garlic into the veg with the Dijon mustard. Add the bouquet garni. Pop the chicken thighs back in to the pan. Pour in the stock. Cover and turn up the heat. Bring the casserole to the boil, then turn the heat back down and simmer for 30 minutes.
6. The chicken thighs should be cooked through and the veg tender. Turn off the heat. Lift out the bouquet garni and discard it. Stir in 4 tbsp. double cream.
7. Taste the casserole and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Ladle the chicken casserole into 2 warm bowls and serve.

Bouquet garni is French for 'garnished bouquet' and it's a little bundle of herbs used to add flavour to dishes in traditional French cooking. You can tie them together to make them easier to find and fish out once the casserole has finished cooking.
Recipe is from an original idea here


You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

41 comments:

L said...

Yum yum yum!

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks so fancy!

Martha said...

It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

sandy said...

I love when synchronicity happens. This morning I was on the phone with my husband who is down the mountain at our son's house, and we discussed chicken dishes. I was reminded just this morning that I use to make Chicken Dijon and how much my third son loved it when he was a kid. And then I come here and see this recipe which includes Dijon mustard. I have to save it off and maybe Mike can make it.

Tom said...

...it sure looks good.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks delicious, another great recipe.
Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

Elephant's Child said...

Hooray for one pot dinners.

bill burke said...

That looks delicious!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

C'est tres bon. Merci.

God bless.

kathyinozarks said...

sounds good, we don't eat the thighs only do to the high fat content, but this dish looks and sounds delicious-thanks for sharing

happyone said...

Looks good but not crazy about thighs - but I'm sure breasts would work too.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

That looks so good, Jan. Love everything in one pot..Stay well..xxoJudy

My name is Erika. said...

You are making me hungry today! Yum!

Kay said...

Oh gosh! This looks so scrumptious.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I'll have to change the ingredients up a bit, but I bet my husband will love it!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta se ve genial. Te mando un beso

Anonymous said...

Looks mighty tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

Margaret D said...

That looks wonderful and delicious.

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely fabulous! Valerie

mamasmercantile said...

Yummy, what a great meal.

Ela said...

Wow ! It looks so tasty !
Happy Sunday !

linda said...

I've saved this to try later it looks yummy. Have a great Sunday.

Sue said...

It sounds lovely, but I would have to use chicken breast as I'm not a lover of thighs. Have a great weekend, Sue xx

yonosoymillenium said...

tiene muy buena pinta esta comida

baili said...

farm chicken ah i miss this one now :)

this sound delicious yummy recipe dear Jan
thank you for sharing
blessings to you and loved ones!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
That looks very well.
Always a surprise to see your lovely meals.

Greetings, Marco

Inger said...

It looks very good. Chicken is a favorite of mine so I may try it.

Teresa said...

Muy buena receta que intentaré hacer. Besos.

Caroline said...

it's looking delicious. Greetings Caroline

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks delicious.

Jenn Jilks said...

You find the best recipes!

Conniecrafter said...

that sounds interesting!

Lorrie said...

A delicious sounding dish!

Felicity said...

should be very tasty, thank you!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy! This looks wonderful. Saving this recipe. YUM! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs and blessings to you. Cindy

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks delicious!

Ananka said...

Looks good :-D

DVArtist said...

This sounds sooo good.

William Kendall said...

That looks good!

Jeanie said...

This looks especially delicious, Jan. I'm always looking for a new way to amp up chicken and this one is pretty easy. Thanks for this!