I am so so excited to share this recipe with you all, it is possibly one of the best stews I’ve ever made (what a statement) – this is a perfect warm comforting meal for Bonfire Night!
* Chicken Thighs
* 3 x Carrots
* 1 x Onion
* 1 x Leak
* 2 x Potatoes
* 600ml Chicken Stock (Gluten/Dairy/Garlic Free)
* Mango Chutney (Gluten/Dairy/Garlic Free)
As you will expect this recipe is all about the easy life and throwing everything in to the slow cooker.
First you will need to prep your veg, or get the kiddies to assist with the chopping and putting in the slow cooker.
I use a secret ingredient – Mango Chutney. It may sound disgusting to some but this is the key to a delicious stew. I added about 3 tablespoons of chutney into the pot, I did make sure this particular mango chutney contained no gluten/dairy/garlic.
After you’ve put all the ingredients into the crock-pot, make up your chicken stock. I used a gluten free version which also contains no dairy or garlic as I am sensitive to this, it makes my tummy swell and very upset. Amelie and Charlie were such good helpers mixing the stock up.
Pour the stock into the slow cooker and give everything a good mix, season with salt and pepper.
Put the slow cooker on high for 6 hours and then turn down to low for the last hour, stir throughout the day if you can to help thicken the stew up.
Once it is ready to be dished up you can serve with crusty bread (free from if you are intolerant) or along with mash or other vegetables. I didn’t serve with anything as we had a big bowl, to finish off the dish add another good dollop of mango chutney and you are good to go – yummy scrummy! The taste of this stew is not compromised in the slightest just because it is gluten and dairy free. You could add dumplings to the mix and also some cheese on top which would taste amazing.
One thing I really like to do is get the children involved when I’m cooking or baking. As well as it being fun and they always ask a ton of questions, I think it is a really great life skill to teach them. I want them to remember cooking a good hearty stew with mummy when they grow up, I love banking these ordinary but special memories.