Preparation and cooking time
- Prep:10 mins
- Cook:55 mins
- Serves 4-6
Cook this creamy, comforting stew to serve with our smashed mini jacket potatoes. This warming one-pot with chicken, peas and leeks is perfect for a special family meal
- 3 leeks , halved and finely sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra if needed
- 1 tbsp butter
- 8 small chicken thighs
- 500ml chicken stock
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 75g crème fraîche
- 200g frozen peas
- 3 tbsp dried or fresh breadcrumbs
- small bunch of parsley , finely chopped
- STEP 1
Tip the leeks and oil into a flameproof casserole dish on a low heat, add the butter and cook everything very gently for 10 mins or until the leeks are soft.
- STEP 2
Put the chicken, skin-side down, in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, cook until the skin browns, then turn and brown the other side. You shouldn’t need any oil but if the skin starts to stick, add a little. Add the chicken to the leeks, leaving behind any fat in the pan.
- STEP 3
Add the stock to the dish and bring to a simmer, season well, cover and cook for 30 mins on low. Stir in the mustard, crème fraîche and peas and bring to a simmer. You should have quite a bit of sauce.
- STEP 4
When you’re ready to serve, put the grill on. Mix the breadcrumbs and parsley, sprinkle them over the chicken and grill until browned.