A simple, easy but delicious winter warmer.


50g butter

12 baby onions (peeled and left whole)

150g button mushrooms (left whole)

50g flour (browned)

1 whole Chicken (jointed)

150g smoked bacon (cut into lardons)

4 cloves garlic finely chopped

250ml red wine250ml brown chicken stock

½ bunch of chopped parsley

2 x bay leaf

Sprig of fresh thyme


  • Pre heat a large pan, add a little olive oil, dust the flour onto a plate, then coat the seasoned Chicken pieces. Place into the pre heated pan, colour on one side then turn, add the butter, and continue to colour until golden brown.
  • Add the baby onions, bacon and garlic and continue cooking for a few minutes, then add the mushrooms, bay leaf and thyme.
  • Add the red wine and stock, bring to the boil, cover and place into a pre heated oven (180’c) for approx 1 hour

 To Serve

Remove the casserole dish from the oven, sprinkle with parsley and serve with creamed mashed potatoes.

You can add whatever vegetables you wish to the mixture (for example, the attached picture includes carrots).


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