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Braised Chicken & Vegetables

Updated on April 28, 2012

I love making things up from what I have on hand, and last night was no exception. I had a bunch of chicken and some vegetables that needed using up...waste not, want not!

So I got to thinking about how I could use them, and decided to just bang them all together and cook in the one pot, except for the creamy mashed potatoes I made to accompany it. You've got to love one pot cooking, less dishes. So here is my lazy weeknight meal for the family.

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  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 kg Chicken Pieces, or 1 whole Chicken cut up
  • 1 large Brown Onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • Handful of Mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • Handful of Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme, leaves stripped from the stem
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 x 400 gram tin of mixed Beans (butter beans, chick-peas, kidney beans, cannellini)
  • 2 cups of Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • Salt/Pepper


Pre heat the oven to 180°C

Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a heavy based oven proof cooking pot over a medium heat and brown the chicken pieces in batches until nicely golden in colour. Remove to a plate or bowl.

Heat the remaining oil and fry the onion, garlic and thyme, stirring for 3 or 4 minutes or until soft.

Add the tomato paste and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.

Add the mushrooms and return the chicken to the pot and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and place into oven.

After about 1 hour, remove from the oven and skim off any excess oil from the surface/around the chicken and add the beans and tomatoes, taste and season with salt and pepper. Return to the oven for another 20 minutes to half an hour.

Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and crusty bread.


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      ChilliWilly 6 years ago from Kaunas, Lithuania

      This looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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      InTuneWithCooking 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks jenubouka, it sure is a good way to fill up on a cool day. You can use whatever you have on hand with this, potatoes, carrots etc etc, they all work well.

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      Two thumbs way up! Awesome idea and very innovative for the cold weather.

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      InTuneWithCooking 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks rob_allen, and a simple meal to put together as well. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

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      rob_allen 6 years ago from MNL, PH

      I love chicken because it's light and less in fat. Hmmm, your recipe seems really good. I think Imma try this at home :)