Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins
I picked this recipe up in a family circle booklet. The best thing I like about this recipe is that it is all cooked in one pot. I often throw in peas or beans towards the end of cooking so it is a complete meal. I have also cooked this one is a crockpot by just cutting down of the amount of liquid.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 kg chicken pieces, on the bone
- 1 leek, cut into 2 cm slices
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 600 g orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- Preheat the oven to hot (220 degrees C.).
- Heat 1 tabsp of the oil in a large overnproof casserole dish, add the chicken, in batches, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned.
- Remove browned chicken to a plate.
- Add the remaining oil and cook the leek and garlic for 2 minutes or until soft.
- Add the flour to the dish stirring until flour is cooked.
- Gradually add the stock, stirring until the sauce boils and thickens.
- Remove from the heat and return the chicken to the casserole dish.
- Add the sweet potato and half the thyme.
- Cover the caeerole dish, place in the oven and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potato is tender.
- Season and scatter with the remaining thyme.
- Serve with steamed rice.
Quite a nice old-fashioned chicken stew taste albeit with the leek, thyme and sweet potato being lovely delicate tastes. I wouldn't use chicken pieces on the bone again though, because there were too many bones to pick through when eating. Maybe drumsticks would be ok, but definitely not thigh pieces. I cooked this in a dutch oven, and went from the stovetop to oven, and cooked it in the oven for 2+ hours. The sweet potato broke up on me so I guess I cut the pieces too small. I don't think 2 tablespoons of flour was enough either, probably needed 3 heaped.