Spring Braised Chicken with Little Gem Lettuce, Peas & Beans

3.2/5 rating (29 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Ready in: 35-40 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Spring Braised Chicken with Little Gem Lettuce, Peas & Beans
 

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp any oil
  • 8 chicken thighs, skin removed bone in
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour 600mls strong chicken stock
  • 200g thin baby carrots, washed really well (you can blanch first if you want)
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 200g frozen broad beans
  • 2 little Gem lettuce cut into quarters
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper

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Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C gas 6.
  • Heat the oil then add the seasoned chicken thighs and brown well.
  • Remove the chicken and brown the lettuce wedges quickly in the chicken and oil, remove.
  • Finally add the onions and garlic and again sauté quickly, then add a little flour to soak up the oil.
  • Add the stock and bring to the simmer, add the chicken thighs, carrots, peas, beans and lettuce.
  • Bring to the simmer, cover and pop into the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until the chicken and carrots are just cooked.
  • Lift out of the oven and serve with crusty French bread.

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