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Stoved Chicken Recipe

Stoved Chicken
Stoved Chicken

Stovies was originally potatoes slowly cooked on the stove with onions and dripping/butter until falling to pieces. This receipe includes a succulent layer of bacon and chicken in the middle.

This recipe for Stoved Chicken serves 4 people.

Time required: 2 hours
(20 minutes to prepare, then cook for 100 minutes)

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 25 g butter
  • 15 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 kg potato, cut into 5mm slices
  • 15 ml thyme, chopped
  • 1 pinch of salt and ground black pepper
  • 600 ml chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 brown onions, thinly sliced
  • 600 g chicken breast, small pieces
  • 2 large bacon, slices or 200g diced

How to make Stoved Chicken:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Arrange a thick layer of half the potato slices in the bottom of a large baking dish, then cover with half the onions. Sprinkle with half of the thyme, and season.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large heavy-based frying pan, add the bacon and chicken and brown on all sides. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and bacon to the baking dish. Reserve the fat in the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining thyme over the chicken, season with salt and pepper, then cover with the remaining onions, followed by a neat layer of overlapping potato slices. Season well.
  4. Pour the stock over the potatoes. Tuck in the bay leaf and brush the potatoes with the reserved fat. Cover and bake for 1-1½ hours until the chicken is tender.
  5. Preheat the grill. Uncover the baking dish and grill until the potato is brown and crisp. Remove the bay leaf and serve hot.
(Sourced from Healing Foods for Special Diets - Hermes House)

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