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Chicken & Red Wine

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1 whole chicken (cut into pieces)
1 brown onion
2 sticks celery
1 carrot
½ bunch fresh “bouquet garni” (mixed fresh herbs tied in a bunch)
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 bay leaf
50g kalamata olives
2 tbsp mild English mustard
50g flour
Salt and pepper
1 tsp paprika
300ml red wine
500ml water


1. Chop onions, carrot, and celery quite small. Quickly fry in a heavy based pan until soft then remove from pan.

2. Toss chicken through seasoned flour (flour with salt, pepper and paprika) then fry until browned all over, pour in the red wine, olives and garlic, bay leaf and boil for 1 minute.

3. Re-introduce the vegetables to the pan. add the water, “bouquet garni” and simmer for 1 hour.

Chicken & Red Wine