This was an extremely good stew! I made a few changes to save time. I used skinned chicken thighs and didn't boil them at all. I used chicken broth I'd already got and simply cooked the whole lot in the oven for the 30 minutes. The chicken was done beautifully so I think the simmering for over an hour stage can be safely left out if you already have broth to hand. Other half loved the strew - beautifully nutty and spicey. Will cook again!