Chicken and Chickpeas
Chickpeas give an unusual flavour to a chicken casserole as well as making it more substantial.
|1.15-1.35kg roasting chicken, quartered|
|225g chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained|
|2 tablespoons oil|
|1 large onion, peeled, halved and sliced|
|2 cloves garlic, crushed|
|1 x 400g tin Italian tomatoes|
|275ml stock (made from the giblets)|
|1 bay leaf|
|1-2 tablespoons tomato purée|
|1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence|
|Preheat the oven to 170˚C/325˚F/gas mark 3.|
|Need help with conversions?|
|There is no list of equipment specified for this recipe.|
This recipe first appeared in Delia's Frugal Food.
Place the chickpeas in a saucepan with enough fresh water to cover them to a depth of about 5cm, then bring to the boil. Do not add any salt at this stage. Simmer (uncovered) for about 30 minutes, skimming after about 10 minutes.
While that’s happening, heat the butter and oil together in a flameproof casserole, then dry the chicken quarters on kitchen paper and fry in the hot fat over a medium heat until they’re evenly browned. Using a draining spool, remove them to a plate and in the fat remaining in the pan gently fry the sliced onion and crushed garlic until softened.
Now return the chicken to the pan and pour over the tomatoes and stock.
Then drain the cooked chickpeas, reserving their cooking liquor.
Add them to the chicken mixture with 150ml of the liquor as well. Net add the bay leaf, tomato purée and Herbes de Provence, and season.
Bring up to simmering point, cover and transfer the casserole to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for a further 30 minutes.
Taste and add a bit more seasoning if necessary before serving.
Onion rice is nice with this.
Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
Copyright © 2009 Delia Smith/New Crane Internet Limited, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
No recipes relate to this.
Most Popular recipes
Autumn apple recipes
Feuille de brick
15 Sep 2014 16:15
Salt and Pepper Mills
16 Sep 2014 16:46
|Food and travel||
Short break ideas
13 Jul 2014 08:31
Naina ~ Gateaux de Yaourt
13 Aug 2014 15:12
|Can Anyone Help?||
Kenwood chef and kneading dough
16 Sep 2014 23:53
02 Sep 2014 00:03
Delia Online Salt and Pepper mills
05 Sep 2014 12:30
12 Sep 2014 00:01