There has been a chill in the air today, so I thought a hearty chicken stew would warm the cockles tonight. I posted this recipe back in June 2009. So, for those in the Southern Hemisphere, here it is again.
For those in the Northern climes, very soon I'll post a fantastic Mayonnaise recipe...I found it online, can't remember where now but it is super; I make it weekly and I'm sure we'll be using it all year around.
*****We had this the other night. The above photo is a bit yucky-looking (before it went into the oven) but it was so yum. We had steamed cauliflower and zucchini with it, which gave a bit of crunch.
I know, a Winter dish and most of you are into Summer but make a note - highly recommended for a cold day.
ITALIAN-STYLE CHICKEN STEW WITH TOMATOES AND OLIVES
2.5kg chicken, cut into 12 pieces
3 tbsp plain flour
2 tsp sea salt (I only sprinkled S & P)
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
4 sprigs fresh rosemary, bruised
1 cup dry white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
6 anchovy fillets, chopped
3/4 cup pitted black olives
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan-forced). Place chicken in bowl. Add flour, salt and pepper and toss well to coat chicken.
2. Heat oil in flameproof casserole on stove and fry half the chicken pieces for 5 to 6 minutes until browned. Remove from pan with slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
3. Add onion, garlic and rosemary to casserole and fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Return chicken to pan, add wine and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add tomatoes, stock, anchovies and olives and bring to boil. Cover with tight fitting lid and transfer to oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove lid and cook for further 15 minutes until chicken is cooked and sauce thickened. Scatter over parsley and serve with grilled cheesy polenta triangles.
I haven't made the Polenta triangles yet but will do them one day soon. DMJ bought home a Slow Cooker last night. Have yet to read the book and might give it a go tomorrow.