Chicken, Leek and Sweet Potato One Pot

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • 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.

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  1. Easy to prepare. Healthy ingredients. Delicious without further seasoning. Served on rice. Big hit with the spouse with request to put this meal on the 'do that again' list. I actually was working from an identical recipe from a recipe book entitled: Homestyle casseroles + one-pots. (2009) ISBN 978-1741962710 - lots of great recipes!
  2. 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.


<p>I live on the east coast of Australia. I am a proud descendant of two Aboriginal tribes. <br /><br />I spent my early childhood in Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. My mother was employed as a cook on various cattle and sheep stations. Through my mother I learnt to love and enjoy cooking fresh food. <br /><br />Last September, 2003, I had the pleasure of meeting JenT, Jewelies, their respective DHs and Jewelies? gorgeous daughter who was a treat to meet. One day, I hope I can go to New Zealand to visit JenT?s homeland. <br /><br />I enjoy reading cookbooks for cover to cover. My goal is to cook all the recipes I have collected in my Zaar cookbook.</p>
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