Red Wine and Orange Christmas One Pot Chicken
Christmas is stressful when it comes to cooking so I’ve come up with a really simple one pot chicken recipe which keeps the Christmas flavours.
AD This recipe is in partnership with Le Creuset. Recipe and opinions are my own.
I love a roast chicken and normally that involves far too much washing up. So I’ve been trying new ways of cooking a one pot recipe that cooks the chicken really well, has a great flavour and of course involves less washing up. The Christmas One Pot Chicken is now my go to recipe. Simply enough you pop a chicken in a pot, surround by chopped up onions, carrots, celery and orange slices. Then pop a whole bottle of red wine over the chicken. Pop on the hob and leave for a few hours. If you want to make it look extra gold on top, pop it in the oven for the last 30 minutes with the lid off.
For this recipe I used the Le Creuset 26cm Casserole dish. These cast iron casseroles are a heritage piece. They will last for years. My parents had their classic orange Le Creuset casserole for 35 years before it eventually gave up. That is a lot of Sunday roasts and dinners. I love my red casserole. It holds a large chicken easily as you can see but I’ve also used it for little dishes for one – beef stew always in the winter. I’ve also used it to poach pears in wine for puddings and used it as a frying pan for fajitas.
Christmas One Pot Chicken
Christmas is stressful when it comes to cooking so I've come up with a really simple one pot chicken recipe which keeps the Christmas flavours.
- 1 chicken
- 2 onions
- 1 carrot
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 oranges
- 1 bottle red wine
- 3 star anise
- 5 whole cloves
Chop up the onion into chunky quarters, chop the celery in half and chunkily chop the carrot too. Add half of the veg to the large casserole.
Add the chicken on top and surround by the remaining vegetables.
Slice up 2 oranges and add them to the casserole.
Pour over the red wine.
Add the star anise and cloves.
Pop the lid on and put the casserole on the hob on a medium tempterature. Bring the mix up to a simmer and then reduce the temperature and allow the chicken to cook for 3 hours.
Cut a slice into the breast to see if it is cooked.
You can serve straight away or If you want to brown off the chicken pop into the oven at 180 for 30 minutes with the lid off.
Save the juice. Remove the vegetables, fruit and spices and pop it back on the hob with a little plain four to thicken up and give a great gravy.
Before and after chicken. The chicken will shrink a little but not a lot. The juice left over is wonderful if you want to turn it into a gravy. Just remove the vegetables, fruits and spices. Add a little plain flour and whisk it while on the heat to turn it in to a thicker gravy. A beautiful chicken and red wine stock.
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