One pot meals are comforting, fulfilling and easy to throw together. They offer the satisfaction of home cooking with no fuss and minimal clean-up. In addition, one pot meals are nutritionally balanced - a carbohydrate, protein and vegetables all rolled into one tasty dish.
Why One Pot Meals Rock
- Many of us don’t have the luxury of time to prepare three different dishes - a carbohydrate, protein and vegetable - every night. Therefore, one pot meals allow for variety, while keeping things simple but manageable.
- One pot meals are excellent for veggie loading and as a result, increasing your daily micronutrient consumption.
- Clean-up is kept to a minimum, with most meals requiring not much more than a cutting board and knife. Most importantly, the one pot.
- One pot meals are excellent dishes for batch cooking. Double up and freeze the extra portion.
This mouth-watering recipe will leave your wanting more. Have the sourdough bread ready for mopping.
Italian one pot chicken
4 skinless chicken thighs, with bones
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 red pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
80g prosciutto, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
115ml chicken stock
2 tbsp capers
1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
In a large pot, heat the rapeseed oil over medium heat. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
In the same pot over medium heat, add the peppers and prosciutto. Cook until the peppers have browned and the prosciutto is crisp (approximately. 5 minutes). Chuck in the garlic and cook for one minute. Now add the tinned tomatoes and herbs. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pot.
Return the chicken to the pot, pour in the stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked through).
Add the capers and parsley. Stir to combine and serve.
Hope you enjoy this one pot Italian chicken.
Co-Founder, Pepper Hustle
P.S. Be sure to let us know if you try this recipe - pop a comment below. If you love one-pot dinners as much as we do check out this gorgeous honey mustard chicken.