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Chicken & Red Wine


  • 1 whole chicken (cut into pieces)

  • 1 brown onion

  • 2 sticks celery

  • 1 carrot

  • ½ bunch fresh “bouquet garni” (mixed fresh herbs tied in a bunch)

  • 1 tsp crushed garlic

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 50g kalamata olives

  • 2 tbsp mild English mustard

  • 50g flour

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 300ml red wine

  • 500ml water


  • 1.

    Chop onions, carrot, and celery quite small. Quickly fry in a heavy based pan until soft then remove from pan.

  • 2.

    Toss chicken through seasoned flour (flour with salt, pepper and paprika) then fry until browned all over, pour in the red wine, olives and garlic, bay leaf and boil for 1 minute.

  • 3.

    Re-introduce the vegetables to the pan. add the water, “bouquet garni” and simmer for 1 hour.


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