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French-style chicken and potato skillet bake

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Rich and garlicky, this chicken and potato skillet bake is a dinner party must. All made in the one-pan, it’s just so simple.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time1 hour 45 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
French style chicken and potato skillet bake


  • 40g butter
  • 8 Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Thigh Cutlets
  • 12 baby onions
  • 200g small brown mushrooms
  • 4 bacon rashers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) red wine
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) brandy
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 300g baby Carisma potatoes*
  • 1 tbs thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C. Heat half the butter in a large shallow ovenproof casserole pan over medium heat. Add half the chicken. Cook for 2 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  2. Step 2

    Add onions and mushrooms to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until golden brown. Add the bacon and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until well combined. Add the remaining butter and the flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 min or until the mixture bubbles and is grainy.
  3. Step 3

    Add the wine and brandy. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Add the stock, mustard and tomato paste. Stir to combine. Return the chicken to the pan with the potatoes, thyme and bay leaves. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe tip

Lose the booze: To make this dish without the wine and brandy, increase the chicken stock to 3 1/4 cups (810ml).