Basque chicken fricassee recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 274 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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In a large heatproof casserole dish, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat and sear the chicken legs until golden all over. Remove and drain to one side on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Add the onion to the dish and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chopped pepper and ham and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Deglaze the pan with the sherry, stirring the base and sides well to dissolve any residue. Add the chicken legs back to the dish along with the tomato and olives and cover with the chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.

Cover the dish and lower to a simmer, cooking the chicken gently for 25-35 minutes until cooked and tender. Cut into a thick chunk of chicken and check that it is cooked through, with no pink showing.  Adjust the seasoning once the chicken is cooked, then spoon into serving bowls.

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  • Ingredients

  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50g ham, chopped
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 50g ham, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 50g whole green olives
  • 50ml sherry
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • salt
  • pepper
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  • Energy 1145kj 274kcal 14%
  • Fat 11.7g 17%
  • Saturates 2.8g 14%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 2.7g 45%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.4g Protein 27.9g Fibre 3.2g

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