chicken hot pot

Chicken and potato hotpot

This one is a real winner, I regularly get asked to make it and it’s really straight forward, looks great and tastes awesome. This is my idea of real feel good home cooking. (5-6 servings)
What you need

4-6 chicken thighs (skinless)
4-6 chicken legs (skinless)
6 potatoes sliced finely (about 5mm)
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
2 bay leaves
250g packet bacon sliced (5mm)
1 onion diced finely
4 carrots thickly sliced
150ml chicken stock with 1 teaspoon maizena mixed into it.
Salt and pepper to taste

The process

Take a casserole dish and cover the bottom with a single layer of sliced potatoes.

Cover the potatoes with the chicken pieces, sprinkle over the bacon pieces, onions and carrots and season with salt and a good grind of black pepper and then pour over the chicken stock.

Cover the top with potato slices, season with salt and pepper, cover with a lid and you are ready for the oven.

Bake at 160 Celsius for 90 minutes, then remove the lid, turn up to 180 Celsius and bake for a further 30 minutes.

This I tell you, is really good.