Dish Of The Month – Nigel Slater’s One Pan Sunday Dinner

I love Nigel Slater. His recipes are easy, simple to make and always have an unusual twist that takes a recipe to another level. I have been trying for ages to take part in Farmersgirl Kitchen and A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate’s linky dedicated to Nigel Slater but have not had the chance until now.

Being heavily pregnant and looking after a two year old is starting to take its toll on me. I really want to cook but the idea of standing in the kitchen for hours really does not appeal at the moment. Last week, I wanted a proper Sunday lunch but did not want to go to all the effort in the making it. @JoDodsley suggested on Twitter that I cook Nigel’s One Pan Sunday Dinner which is in his latest cookbook ‘Eat‘ (affiliate link). I looked at the recipe and I thought it would work a treat except for the bread sauce element at the end. My husband does not like it so I adapted the recipe slightly to miss this bit out. Nigel was a bit dubious on Twitter as to whether this would work:

However I pressed on and made the recipe to our tastes. I fried boneless and skinless chicken thighs in a pan until browned with a little oil, then removed them. Next I added cubed potatoes and fried them until they browned also. I added the chicken back into the pan with chicken stock, salt, pepper and some dried thyme. I then put a lid on and left it simmering gently for about 20 minutes or until potatoes/chicken are cooked through. Finally, (this is where I deviate from the recipe) I removed the chicken and potatoes from the pan then added in a tiny bit of cornflour mixed with a splash of water and reduced it down for a couple of minutes to make a gravy consistency. I then served it with some simply cooked green beans. It was delicious and I am sure I will make it again soon. Nigel was quite happy too once he saw the finished dish:

I wonder if I can get away cooking like this for Christmas dinner ???

 

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2 Responses to Dish Of The Month – Nigel Slater’s One Pan Sunday Dinner

  1. That looks like a perfect dinner for someone with no time or energy! Nigel triumphs again. Thanks for taking part in Dish of the Month.
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  2. Hi Jo
    Thanks for joining in, the recipe looks great and like you say easy with a twist. I am more inclined to make more of this type of recipe myself lately combining meat with veggies just adds so much more flavour. Good luck with the new addition.

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