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Thyme braised chicken

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
55 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Fresh thyme is a hardy herb that can withstand long cooking time without losing flavour. It’s is paired perfectly with this one-pot chicken dish filled with cannellini beans, carrots, celery and Dijon mustard.

Ingredients

skinless chicken thigh

540 g, (buy 4 x 150g), fat trimmed

olive oil

2 tsp

brown onion

1 medium, chopped

carrot(s)

2 medium, chopped

celery

2 individual, chopped

garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

plain flour

2 tsp

chicken stock

½ cup(s), (125ml)

light thickened cream

cup(s), (80ml)

dijon mustard

1 tbs

fresh thyme

1 cup(s), (4 sprigs), plus 1 tsp to serve

canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), (1x400g can)

oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly spray a 2 litre (8-cup) flameproof baking dish with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat oil in same dish over medium heat. Cook onion, carrot, celery and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes until browned. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Gradually add stock, stirring, until combined. Add cream, mustard and thyme sprigs and bring to the boil. Return chicken to dish, turning to coat in stock mixture.
  4. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce slightly reduces. Add beans and stir to combine. Serve sprinkled with extra thyme.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli. TIP: Suitable to freeze (without cannellini beans and extra thyme) for up to 2 months. Add beans and thyme when reheating.

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