Image by:

Chicken and vegetable potjie

Recipe from: 24 August 2011
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 2 hrs
 
Tuck into this creamy chicken potjie, packed with flavour.
 
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 45
    ml
    oil
  • 15
    ml
    butter
  • 6
    drumsticks
  • 6
    chicken thighs
  • 1
    packet streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • 3
    sticks celery, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250
    ml
    prepared chicken stock
  • 250
    ml
    wine
  • 250
    g
    peeled baby carrots or carrot balls
  • 6
    baby marrows, thickly sliced
  • 250
    g
    button mushrooms
  • 1
    punnet baby corn
  • 5
    sage leaves
  • 3
    sprigs thyme
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh flat leaf parsley to garnish
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Use a No. 3 potjie pot.
Heat the oil and butter in the potjie. Brown the chicken pieces and remove.
Add the bacon and fry until caramelized. Now add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté until soft.
Add chicken back to the pot followed by the stock and wine.
Cover and simmer gently for 1 hour.
After the hour, add the veggies and herbs, cover with the lid and top with 3–4 hot coals (this provides even heating).
Cook gently for 40 minutes – do not stir.
Add the cream and gently stir it through. Cook for a further 20 minutes.
Season to taste.
Serve with fluffy white rice or fresh bread.

TIP: This could be done in 160°C oven or a low to moderate temperature on the stove top too.

Reprinted with permission of Bits of Carey.
To visit Bits of Carey's blog, click here.

 

 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Tip of the day

 
Smelly microwave?
Remove cooking smells from your microwave oven by simply slicing a cucumber, spreading it out on a plate and cooking it in the oven at 100% for five minutes.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: @Food24_sa

 
 
 

Restaurants

 
Lupa Osteria Westville

A quaint Italian restaurant serving up deliciously authentic Italian cuisine.

  • The Daily Bread
    What a great spot - had lunch there last week and it was excellent. Good choice on th...
  • Duke and Duchess Motorcyles
    Duke and Duchess have amazing coffee done right and one of the best Hot dogs I have e...
  • Scusi Bistro
    Great service and generous portions for your your money. Definite winner for an eveni...
 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Pickers and Packers

West Rand
1 Four All
R4 500 - R6 500 Per Month

HR Manager - Media

Johannesburg
Michael Page International SA (Pty) Ltd
R400 000 - R550 000 Per Year

Sales and Marketing Insurance

Johannesburg
Liberty
R10 000 - R25 000 Per Month

Property - Find a new home

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown.Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Mind blowning low prices – As seen on TV

Save big on thousand of cool products at kalahari.com. offer valid while stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

40% off appliances & homeware

Get mind blowing deals on top selling appliances and homeware. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mellerware Vision Glass Cordless Kettle now R299

This neatly shaped glass kettle is presented with a beautiful blue light and stainless steel trimmings and offers attractive design and functionality to your kitchen area. Now R299. Buy now!

Mellerware Biltong King Food Dehydrator now R349

The Mellerware's Biltong Maker is exactly what you need to produce fresh and tasty dried fruit and biltong. Now R349! Buy now!
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.