Tuesday, 14 January 2014

fragrant


This is one of my Mums old classics - when I moved out a couple of years back we sat down and wrote down all her recipes and top tips, and this is definitely one of my favourites. It's comfort food at its best, but also has great flavours and tastes fresh and delicious. I use creme fraiche and filleted chicken thighs without the skin to reduce the fat content. If you'd prefer, you can use single cream instead of creme fraiche. This time I served it with fresh egg pasta, but you could use regular spaghetti, or we often have it with rice. You can use chicken breasts if preferred. 

You will need: 
Filleted chicken thighs
Creme Fraiche
Coriander (bunch)
Chicken stock
Onion (diced)
Spinach (a large handful or 3 frozen balls)


To start, dice an onion and fry in a pan in a small amount of oil - alternatively, use a handful of frozen chopped onions. Cook for about 5 minutes then add 500ml of chicken stock and bring to the boil. To the stock, add the chicken thighs and spinach. Adding the chicken raw to the stock mixture ensures it maintains all its juices and leaves it tender and succulent. 


Leave to simmer for about 15 minutes, before roughly chopping a good-sized bunch of coriander and adding to the pan. Leave a little aside to garnish when serving. Pop a lid on and leave it to simmer for a further 15 minutes on a medium heat. 


Keep an eye on the chicken and ensure its cooked throughout, flipping the thighs over halfway through. Before serving, add a couple of tablespoons of creme fraiche and stir thoroughly. You will be left with a delicious, fragrant broth and super tasty succulent chicken. Serve with rice or pasta and sprinkle with a little more coriander to garnish. My mouth is watering at the thought! Enjoy.
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10 comments

  1. I love your posts like this Lizzie, if I weren't such a fussy eater I'd be trying out the recipes!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  2. This looks absolutely amazing and right up my street!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. This looks so yummy!


    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
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    xxxx

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe with us! I'll try it this week, looks so yummy! xx

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  5. Looks so yum, thanks for sharing! Will be trying this out at some point :)

    xxx
    @heartssquiggles

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  6. Looks so yummy! your blog is lovely, now following :)
    Mahsa xx
    mahsak.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Oooh I always love your recipe posts and this looks lovely. I don't like coriander at all but maybe I'll swap that for another herb and give this a go :)
    -x-

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  8. Wow this coriander chicken looks so good! And I think it would fit in to my 'reasonably healthy' weekend diet too :) Delicious!

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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  9. oof, my stomache is rumbling now! absolutely love coriander! i could eat bucketfuls of it in salsa!

    www.theawkwardblog.com

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  10. This looks so easy to make and yummy and I love the taste of coriander too I realized I put either that or fresh basil on pretty much every single one of my recipes ever haha.

    Danika Maia
    www.danikamaia.com

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