Friday, April 26, 2013

family noms: creamy chicken & thyme slow cooker casserole

our oven is on the blink at the moment, so the slow cooker is coming into it's own!

this is a very easy recipe to get on in the morning, and makes the house smell delicious as dinner time approaches.



creamy chicken & thyme slow cooker casserole


ingredients:

4 chicken thighs
tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
a handful of geen beans, chopped
4 small potatoes (or two large ones), cubed
1 leek, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
300ml single cream
1 cup chicken stock
3 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tsp dijon mustard


method:
  • brown the chicken thighs in a frying pan, then transfer them to the slow cooker
  • in the remaining oil and chicken juices, fry the onion and leek over a low heat until they begin to caramelize. place them with the chicken in the slow cooker
  • add all the chopped vegetables, the thyme, mustard, cream and stock to the slow cooker, place the lid on, and cook on low for 6-7 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • season to taste, and serve over pasta or mashed potato.

i used home grown thyme, and scarlet runner beans for this recipe today, which i think made it extra delicious. i get disproportionately excited about picking ingredients from our own garden and using them the same day.

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