Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli)

Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes

Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli)

This is a wonderful recipe, easy to prepare and it could be the ideal choice for a Sunday lunch. I usually use chicken thighs but you can use any part of chicken you like, but remember to leave the skin on during the cooking. I like to prepare this recipe during the winter time and if you know how to make a real Italian polenta (not the already made one you can buy at the supermarket!) you, then, will make your guests very happy. Do not forget the red wine!
Note: first and foremost, before you start cooking, be sure that the first thing you do is to prepare the stock so that it is readily available when required. The best thing to do is to have the stock just simmering, and no more, on the cooker.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 650 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Chicken thighs
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Potato (sliced – about 3 mm thick)
  • 300 grams (11 oz) Peas (I usually use frozen peas)
  • 250 grams (9 oz) Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 15 ml (1 tbs) Tomato purèe
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil
  • 450 ml (3/4 pint) Vegetable or chicken stock (hot)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

Instructions

  • Put the olive oil into a casserole and sets to medium heat. Add the onion and sweat off for a couple of minutes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Then, add the chicken to the pan.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Be sure to have a large pan so it can accommodate the chicken.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Then, turn the chicken over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Our aim is to turn the chicken thighs golden.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Then, before adding the peas (especially if the are frozen) turn the heat to high and after about a minute add all the peas.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • With a wooden spoon set the peas evenly around the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Then, turn the heat to medium and add the chopped tomatoes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • With a wooden spoon move things around a bit, so that the chopped tomatoes are evenly distributed and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Then, add all your stock. The stock should be enough to nearly cover the chicken.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Add the bay leaves.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Season with salt according to your taste.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Season with black pepper according to your taste.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Add the potato slices. If the slices are too big, half them.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • This is what you should have at this stage.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • We add just a bit of tomato purèe as flavour enhancer.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • We take the lid and cover the pan, but not completely.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Leave a small opening on one side. Now, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 40-50 minutes. During this time turn the chicken twice.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Simmering will cook the chicken to perfection and will also help to reduce the sauce. After 50 minutes you should have what is featured in the picture.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
  • Serve accompanied with few slices of warm country bread or, ideally, with Italian polenta.
    Chicken with peas (Pollo con i piselli) | Meat Recipes
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Federico
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Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal
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By Federico

Federico Pezzaioli is an ex-badass Italian Paratrooper on a mission - to make creating delicious authentic Italian food really easy. He researches, writes and photographs each recipe with the same attention to detail he used to apply to packing his parachute.

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