Sunday, 9 January 2011

Day 10 - Chicken and potato with saffron and lemon

On Friday night, Chris's mom made a delicious one-pot dinner with chicken thighs, potato and pepper, amongst other things, and it was so good I swiped the recipe and am now making a slight variation on it as we speak.

Extra Easy, all food free
Chicken thighs - skinless, boneless, and trimmed of all the snorgly bits
Lean bacon, trimmed and fat removed
Small potatoes - I'm using Vivaldi, halved
1 lemon
1 big onion
4 sticks of celery
2 big red peppers
2 big courgettes
4 cloves of garlic
1 tsp smoked paprika
pinch of saffron threads
hot chicken stock - made with a cube is fine for this
can of chopped tomatoes
black pepper
slug of hot sauce (if you like)

I would have liked to put some olives in this, but a: I didn't have any and b: those aren't free, so be careful how many you put in. ANYWAY.

Into the pot go the cut-up bacon and chicken to brown, followed by the onion, garlic and celery. Let it all cook in together and then add everything else, turn it right down and leave it to bubble gently until everything is cooked down.

This would also be nice with butter beans if you're not keen on taters, or both if you wanted some different textures. If you're not on Slimming World and can eat bread, that would go really well with it; if you want something extra or to make this go further (this makes a big potful, your portions are up to you), some broccoli goes well.

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