This delicious casserole is a celebration of fabulous spring produce! Making the most of jersey royals, leeks and spring chicken, it’s super easy to make and great just served with a pile of spring greens. Perfect for a Sunday, enjoy Mrs H x
Serves 6, smartpoints 6 per portion
6 chicken breasts
Medium Butternut squash, peeled and cubed
3 leeks, sliced thickly
500g jersey royals
700ml chicken stock
2 tbsp chopped tarragon
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp reduce fat creme fraiche
A little cornflour in water as thickener
Season the chicken breasts and seat on both sides in a hot frying pan. Set aside.
Heat a hob proof casserole dish with a little spray and gently fry off the leeks, butternut and jersey royals. Add the cider and reduce for a minute or too. Add the stock, chicken, and tarragon. Bring to a simmer then pop in the oven for 1.5hrs on 180oC/fan 160oC.
Remove from oven and stir in a little cornflour to thicken, then stir in the creme fraiche and taste to season. Just before serving, sprinkle over the chopped parsley.