Added by FoodTube | Mon 11 Mar 2013 @ 12:07
Serves 4 - 6
Cost of recipe (without sides) – £6.55
Cost per portion - £1.64
6 chicken thighs and drumsticks – skin on (freedom food 600g pack)
Ground black pepper
2 onions, peeled and sliced
A few sprigs of thyme (rosemary, bay, whatever you have)
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp tomato puree
Good splash of wine, beer or cider
750ml good hot stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 x 400g tin white beans (cannelini, butter beans etc), drained
Place a large lidded casserole type pan on a medium heat. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Drizzle about 1 tbsp olive oil into the pan. Add the chicken thighs skins side down and cook for about 5 minutes on a medium/high heat or until golden brown. Carefully remove the chicken from the pan and put on a plate to one side.
Add the onions and herbs to the pan and cook for a further 5 – 10 minutes on a medium heat until softened and lightly golden. Stir in the tomato puree and flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken, alcohol, hot stock, chopped tomatoes and beans back into the pan and give it a good stir. Bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer. Place the lid on and cook for around 1 hour 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with lovely mashed potato and steamed veg.