Readers of this blog would have seen my recent review of the beautiful cook book 'Café Kitchen' by Shelagh Ryan. As soon as I opened the book I knew I had to make this dish. This is a lovely recipe full of flavour and easy since it's all cooked in one pot. Suitable for everyday eating but I say would go down a treat at a dinner party too.
As I've already said Café Kitchen is a truly lovely cook book. I did slightly titivated the original recipe as the book doesn't mention whether or not the potatoes should be precooked or not. I decided they wouldn't be cooked through simply by adding them in the last 20 minutes of cooking as the book suggests and so I par boiled mine first. I also used one tin less of tomatoes and less chicken stock and wine. I still had plenty of liquid so I've decided that's the way to go but of course it's just down to personal preference. The recipe says it serves 8-12 people using eight to twelve chicken thighs - we are greedy so I used 9 to serve two people.