Hunters Chicken Stew

A rustic French special which is best cooked with a game bird although it’s delicious with our farmed chicken too. Slow cooked with basic ingredients, this dish has a herbal aroma and is best served hot with a wholesome bread.

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Ingredients:

Chicken legs

Olive oil

Butter

Onion

Garlic

Celery

Bell peppers

Button mushrooms

Thyme

White wine

Flour

Chicken stock

Cream – 1tbsp

Parsley – 2 sprigs

Salt & pepper – to taste

Method:

1)      Before you begin, collect your Mise en place.

2)      Prep your vegetables.

3)      Place your pot on the fire. To it add the olive oil & butter. Once hot, add in the chopped onion & garlic. Cook till the onions turn translucent & add in the celery, bell peppers, chicken & thyme. Sauté till the chicken is completely sealed. Deglaze the pot with the white wine & lower the flame to let the sauce simmer. At this time add in the sliced mushrooms & season.

4)      Once the liquid has reduced, sprinkle the flour over the chicken & give it a good mix. Finally add in the chicken stock & continue to let the pot simmer for about another 10 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, the final touch would be to add in the cream & round up all the flavours.

5)      Serve with some freshly baked bread.. Bon appetite!!

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