Purple Majesty chicken hotpot
For this dish you will need a large oven proof casserole dish that is also suitable for use on the hob. Purple Majesty potatoes are available from branches of Sainsbury's.
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- 6 good size Purple Majesty potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm thick slices
- 5 small onions, peeled and quartered
- 3 Cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
- 5 chicken breast fillets, cut in half lengthways
- 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 250g brown mushrooms, halved
- 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 2 tablespoons plain flour mixed with 2 tablespoons dried, mixed herbs and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 slugs worcestershire sauce
- 1 glass red wine
- 2 beef stock cubes
- Par boil the sliced Purple Majesty potatoes for 4 minutes, saving the residue water to use as stock.
- Over a medium heat, warm the olive oil, onions and garlic and cook until softened, for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix the chicken breast portions with the flour and herb mixture making sure they are well coated in the herby flour.
- Now add the dusted chicken to the casserole, stirring continuously to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the carrots, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, stock cubes, red wine and enough stock to cover the other ingredients.
- Still on a medium heat, cook for 5 minutes to bring all the ingredients up to the same temperature.
- Add the 2 slugs of worcestershire sauce.
- Finally, arrange the par boiled sliced Purple Majesty potatoes on top of the casserole, trying to fill in the gaps without overlapping.
- Put in the oven for 50 minutes or until the potato topping is browning nicely.
Use a non-stick baking sheet that you cut to fit your roasting tin - it stops anything and everything from sticking. It means you can use less olive oil since you dont need to grease the tin, only to glisten on the vegetables.
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This recipe originated from the recipe section of the now inactive www.albert-bartlett.co.uk