Gluten Free · Main Meals · Paleo Diet Friendly · Recipes

Chicken & Merguez Stew

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Chicken & Merguez Stew

A fragrant and richly flavoured dish that combines delish Merguez sausage with delicate chicken breast. Merguez sausage is a spiced red sausage that usually contains harissa and a mix of other yummy spices such as fennel seeds, cinnamon and paprika. The sausages I used where not spicy, but gave a subtle warmth. Depending on the strength of the Merguez this is a family friendly dish, perfect for all.

Equipment required

1 medium non stick fry pan with lid
1 large deep base fry pan
Garlic crusher

Shopping list for 2 people

100g of merguez sausage
2 chicken breasts
1 small red pepper
1 small fennel bulb
1 onion
1 tin of crushed tomatoes
1/2 can water
1 chicken stock cube
2 cloves crushed garlic
Splash of olive oil

Method to the madness

Heat the deep base fry pan to a medium-high heat, add a splash of olive oil

Slice the sausages to your desired size, add to the pan to get some colour

Slice the onion and fennel into thin wedges and add to the pan once the sausage has some colour

Once the onions and fennel have some colour turn the pan to a medium heat

Slice the pepper into thin strips and add to the pan with 2 cloves of crushed garlic

Add the tin of tomatoes, fill the tin half way with water and add to the pan, crumble in the stock cube

Let the mixture simmer for about 20-30mins until the sauce has a thick consistency that coats the ingredients, once ready turn the heat off

About 10 mins before the mixture is ready, turn the other fry pan to a medium heat and cook the chicken breast, covering with a lid so the breasts don’t dry out. Once the breasts are cooked slice them into strips or cubes and add to the mixture

Serve as is or along side some mashed celeriac or broccoli. ENJOY!

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