This is one recipe that traditional chicken lovers would probably be surprised with -- surprised in a very, very good way.

While traditional chicken lovers (like me) stick to the old time favorites, it would be good to try something new once in a while.

Don't get me wrong, your good old fried chicken, chicken adobo, roast chicken or what other classics you may love are still good -- that's why they're called "favorites" or "classics".

But this recipe caught my eye when I was looking for something fresh and new, and this was one chicken recipe that looked too good to let pass.

Made with some classic herbs and tomatoes (always a good combo), some good chicken pieces and the Breville Automatic Meal Maker, this might just become a classic once you've gotten the hang of it. And the taste is just refreshingly great!

 

 

AuthorBreville PH
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 15 mins

 2 kg chicken pieces, (thigh cutlets, half breasts with bone in) skin removed
 Salt and freshly ground pepper
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 ½ kg desiree or other potatoes, peeled and cut into large wedges
 8 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
 2 large chicken stock cubes
 1 cup /250ml white wine
 2 tbsp polenta
 ¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
 1 kg ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered and seeds removed
 1 cup grated pecorino cheese

1

Trim any excess fat from chicken pieces, sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.

2

To sear the chicken, place the EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and heat a further 1 minute.

3

Add chicken pieces in batches, cook until chicken is browned on both sides, remove from pan.

4

Add potatoes and garlic to pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5

Place EasySear™ pan back into slow cooker base.

6

Crumble stock cubes into wine and pour wine over potatoes.

7

Sprinkle polenta over potatoes and mix well.

8

Lay chicken pieces over potatoes and sprinkle over fresh herbs. Lay tomatoes over chicken. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

9

Cover with the lid. Turn Temperature Control Dial to ‘LOW’ and cook for 6 hours or until chicken is cooked.

10

To serve sprinkle chicken with pecorino cheese and serve with fresh salad leaves.

Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Ingredients

 2 kg chicken pieces, (thigh cutlets, half breasts with bone in) skin removed
 Salt and freshly ground pepper
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 ½ kg desiree or other potatoes, peeled and cut into large wedges
 8 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
 2 large chicken stock cubes
 1 cup /250ml white wine
 2 tbsp polenta
 ¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
 1 kg ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered and seeds removed
 1 cup grated pecorino cheese

Directions

1

Trim any excess fat from chicken pieces, sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.

2

To sear the chicken, place the EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and heat a further 1 minute.

3

Add chicken pieces in batches, cook until chicken is browned on both sides, remove from pan.

4

Add potatoes and garlic to pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5

Place EasySear™ pan back into slow cooker base.

6

Crumble stock cubes into wine and pour wine over potatoes.

7

Sprinkle polenta over potatoes and mix well.

8

Lay chicken pieces over potatoes and sprinkle over fresh herbs. Lay tomatoes over chicken. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

9

Cover with the lid. Turn Temperature Control Dial to ‘LOW’ and cook for 6 hours or until chicken is cooked.

10

To serve sprinkle chicken with pecorino cheese and serve with fresh salad leaves.

Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Chicken with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes