Chicken hotpot

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Chicken hotpot
Chicken hotpot
  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

A dash of Worcestershire sauce and fresh thyme is all this easy chicken hotpot needs.


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 225g (8oz) shallots, peeled and halved
  • 600ml (1pt) chicken stock
  • 2tbsp (30ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small swede, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 225g (8oz) baby new potatoes, halved
  • 350g (12oz) carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Crusty bread, to serve

Serve the hotpot in warmed bowls with crusty bread.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4). Coat the chicken thighs in the flour. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken thighs over a high heat until browned, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add the rest of the oil and the shallots to the pan and fry for 4-5 mins. Pour in the stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil.
  3. Place the shallots and stock in a shallow casserole dish. Add the swede, potatoes and carrots, and top with the chicken thighs and fresh thyme and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook for 60-75 mins until the vegetables are very tender.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 585(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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  • 3
(18 ratings)

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Really easy and extremely tasty, very moreish. I did find it needed longer to cook (2 hours+), but well worth the wait, i would laslo try this in a slow cooker and with chicken peices.

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