chicken-pea-casseroleThis is a real treat for those who love that pea and bacon combination. The chicken pieces turn out tender with a hint of the bacon flavour and combined with peas, well what can I say, it’s a combination made in heaven. (4 people)

What you need

200g bacon chopped very small
2 tablespoons butter
handfull of cocktail onions – about 12 or so
1.5kg skinless chicken thighs
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken stock
500g peas
salt and pepper
palm of chopped fresh parsley

The process

In a pan on a medium heat add the bacon pieces and onions, cook until the bacon is well done and the onions are browned a little. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan, add the chicken pieces and brown on both sides, remove and place in the bottom of a casserole dish.

Now add the butter and the flour, cook for a minute or 2, don’t allow the flour to burn. Add the chicken stock to the flour and butter mixture and stir vigerously until well blended.

Cover the chicken pieces with the bacon and onions, then pour over the stock and flour mixture. Cover and place in a pre heated 200 celsius oven for 30 minutes.

Now add the peas and the parsley, stir and place uncovered in the oven for a further 10- minutes.

Thats it, you have a fantastic meal.

Serve as is or with mashed potatoes.

For garlic lovers, you can happily add 2 teaspoons of garlic to the bacon pieces.

Try the bread and butter pudding to really top this off.