Braised Chicken

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: French Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • chicken - 1.5 kg
  • 1 - onion, halved
  • 2 cloves
  • 115 g - streaky bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 1 liter - vegetable stock or water
  • 4 - celery sticks, quartered
  • 4 - carrots, quartered
  • 4 - turnips, quartered
  • 12 - small leeks
  • black pepper, ground as required
  • bay leaves to garnish
  • salt as required

How to Make Braised Chicken

  • Put the chicken in a large dish. Push 1 clove into each onion half and add them in the dish with the bacon.
  • Add enough stock to cover and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and pepper, skim the scum from the surface, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add the celery, carrots and turnips, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add the leeks and cook for another 15 minutes, until the chicken and vegetables are tender.
  • Transfer the chicken and vegetables to a serving plate.
  • Boil the left over liquid till it forms a thick sauce.
  • Pour this sauce over the chicken and the vegetables and garnish with bay leaves.