Chicken Paysanne recipe

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10 min


1 hr 30 min

Looking for new ways to cook your chicken? This warming French dish makes a great alternative to a Sunday roast. Hearty and flavoursome, the whole family will love this simple one-pot dish. Serve with seasonal greens and some boiled potatoes


  • Pepper and salt
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 chicken, cut into joints
  • 25g butter
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, cut into batons
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1tbsp parsley
  • ½ pint boiling water


  • In a mixing bowl, add the salt and pepper to the plain four and stir.

  • Roll the chicken in the flour, giving each a good coating.

  • Melt the butter and oil in a casserole dish, and fry the chicken until golden brown.

  • Add the carrots, onions, parsley and boiling water. Cover and simmer for an hour.

  • Remove the chicken joints and serve with the gravy poured over the meat.

Top tip for making Chicken Paysanne

Remember to always strain the gravy in a slow cooked dish before pouring over the meat, to get rid of any scum

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