Yes, yet another chicken recipe! You really can’t have too many can you!? For me chicken has so many plus points. Its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked, make it one of the most popular meats around. It’s certainly popular in our house! Plus of course it has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium… and it’s usually reasonably priced too!

This chicken and chorizo stew recipe is hearty but elegant, and is great to make in advance of people coming over, present Covid conditions allowing!


Serves Four
For the chicken
2 tbsp olive oil
4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh separated)
225g/8oz chorizo, diced
6 shallots, peeled, finely chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
600ml/1 pint dry cider
150ml/¼ pint chicken stock
1 heaped tbsp Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp double (heavy) cream
For the celeriac mash
1 celeriac, peeled, chopped
squeeze fresh lemon juice
25g/1oz butter
1-2 tbsp single cream
salt and freshly ground white pepper
steamed green beans, to serve


1. For the chicken, preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan and add all the chicken pieces to the pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes turning frequently until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
2. Add the chorizo and shallots to the pan and fry, stirring frequently for five minutes, or until softened and the fat is beginning to run from the chorizo. Sprinkle in the flour and stir to coat.
3. Gradually pour in the cider and stock, stirring continuously until boiling and thickened slightly. Stir in the mustard, season well with salt and pepper and return the chicken to the frying pan.
4. Cover the frying pan with aluminium foil and cook in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken’s juices run clear when pierced with a skewer.
5. For the celeriac mash, place the celeriac in a saucepan and cover with water and a squeeze of lemon juice. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until tender.
6. Drain the celeriac well and tip it back into the pan. Mash over a low heat with the butter and single cream. Season with salt and white pepper.
7. To serve, stir the double cream into the chicken liquor and serve the chicken and sauce with the celeriac mash and steamed green beans.

From original recipe here 

Some other chicken recipes you may like

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken – see here

Chicken Provençal – see here
Chicken Drumsticks Simply Baked – see here

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