17 June 2015

Recipe | Lemon Chicken Hotpot

Stews and more recently hotpots are very popular in my house, especially during the winter months. Stews are pretty much synominous to Irish culture, so I have grown up with traditional beef stew my whole life.

I think what I love most about stews or hotpots is the fact you can just throw everything in one big pot and leave it to simmer away while you go about your business.

No mountain of dishes.
No waiting for different elements to cook.
No fuss.

During summer, we very rarely eat stew, but since I am still immobilised, I started looking into some quick and tasty one pot no fuss recipes that are quick, healthy and fuss free.

This is one of my favourites.

Prep time: 15 minutes                         Cook time: 1 hour +                          Serves: 2 people

You will need:

1/2 can condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk
2 large boneless chicken fillets
1/2 large white onion - thinly sliced
400g baby potatoes - thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 lemon - thinly sliced then each slice halved
Salt & Pepper

Herbs to garnish: Mixed / Parsley / Thyme


1. Add your two soup flavours and milk to a pot and bring to a slow simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat once piping throughout and leave to one side.

2. Prepare your potatoes, onion, garlic and mix well in a large bowl.

3. Dice your chicken into bite size pieces and gently brown on a frying pan.
(You can add your chicken raw to this dish, but I prefer not to)

4. Cut your lemon.

5. Add your cooked chicken and vegetable mixture to a baking dish or crock pot. Mix everything together with a spoon.

6. Pour over your soup mixture and place your lemon segments throughout the dish.

7. Cover with a lid or tinfoil and transfer to a preheated oven at around 180ÂșC (Fan assisted).

8. Cook for approx. 1 hour or until potatoes are tender throughout.

9. Turn on grill setting and toast the top of your dish.

10. Serve.

What's your favourite stew or hotpot?
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  1. This looks amazing I'm drooling now!

    1. Oh my gosh! It is so good! :) It's super zingy and tasty! If you don't like too much lemon - try halving the amount of fresh lemon you add before you bake it! So good :)