I did my take on Gennaro's Italian Braised Chicken Stew, following his steps as much as I could with the ingredients, and it worked a treat (Noah ate A LOT). So here's exactly what I did:
GENNARO'S BRAISED CHICKEN STEW (MADE IN A NORMAL PERSON'S HOUSE)
Ingredients (serves 3-4):
|All the diced vegetables, this is what your family is going to eat.|
|Season chicken generously with salt and freshly-ground black pepper|
|Sear the chicken and bacon/pancetta till there is a nice golden colour|
|Lay the rosemary and thyme on top and deglaze the pan with the glass of white wine|
|After the alcohol has evaporated, add in the rest of the vegetables|
|Dissolve tomato puree (amount can be adjusted based on your own preference) in the stock and stir it into the pot|
|After simmering for 45 minutes under low hear and a final swig of olive oil (taste and add salt/pepper if necessary), serve with some warm toasted bread|
Some X-factors that might make a difference to your dish:
- Use kampung/free-range chicken. It's more tasty, more healthy and less oily. If you are afraid that the meat is too tough, use only drumsticks and thigh.
- The bacon/pancetta is optional, but having the odd bite of savoury smoked meat during your dinner is really pleasant.
- Make sure you brown the meat on a hot searing pan, do not skip this step!
- You can be creative with the vegetables, things like parsley, celery and even beans and peas will work.