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.

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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.

Christmas One Pot Chicken on the table ready to serve. cooked chicken with star anise and cloves on top cooked in red wine with oranges.
My Christmas one pot chicken on the table ready to serve.

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.

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Christmas One Pot Chicken

Sisley White
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.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Roasting Time (Ooptional) 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Course Christmas Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Roast
Cuisine British, English
Servings 6 people
Calories 160 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 160kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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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.

Christmas One Pot Chicken cooked with red wine and oranges cooking on the hob
the cooked chicken cooked in red wine in one pot for Christmas.

How to make Christmas One Pot Chicken

Place the chicken on half of the chopped up vegetables.
Add in the remaining vegetables.
Pour over the red wine and add the oranges.
chicken in a red le creuset casserole. Surrounded by orange slices, onions, carrots and drizzled with red wine. Decorated with star anise.
Add the spices and orange slices and pop on the hob to cook. Add the lid and soon you will have a delicious chicken ready to eat.

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4 thoughts on “Red Wine and Orange Christmas One Pot Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    One pot dishes are my favourite. Anything to avoid washing up I’m 100% for. I love the idea of wine and orange too. I bet it tastes beautiful.

  2. 5 stars
    I LOVE that dish. I’ve been adding far too many Le Creuset pieces to my wishlist. I love the recipe too. Really nice way to cook a chicken.


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