Stoved Chicken (Chicken Casserole With Potatoes, Bacon and Onion

Recipe by diner524
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins


  • 2
    tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4
    chicken quarters, halved
  • 4
    ounces bacon, chopped
  • 2 12
    lbs potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices (starchy kind)
  • 2
    large onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2
    teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • 2
    cups chicken stock
  • fresh chives, to garnish


  • Heat half of the butter and the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken and bacon for 5 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • Place a thick layer of potato slices, then onion slices, in the base of a large ovenproof casserole. Season well, add the thyme and dot with half the remaining butter.
  • Add the chicken and bacon, season to taste and dot with the remaining butter. Cover with the remaining onions and finally a layer of potatoes. Season and dot with butter. Pour over the stock.
  • Cover and bake at 150°C (300°F) mark 2 for about 2 hours, until the chicken is tender and the potatoes are cooked, adding a little more hot stock if necessary.
  • Just before serving sprinkle with snipped chives.