Chicken Escabeche, a tasty plateful which is full of flavour


What's for dinner tonight? Well, I'm thinking Chicken ... it's such a versatile meat, with a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium. The dish I'm thinking about is Chicken Escabeche. What is Escabeche I hear you ask?

Escabeche is an internationally popular dish consisting of fried or poached meat or fish and various vegetables, served together in a flavourful vinegar sauce filled with herbs, spices, and onions.

So why not try this version which uses chicken thighs, it's a full-of-flavour recipe made with sherry vinegar, capers and sultanas. Depending on your preference it can be served with a hearty dollop of creamy mash (potato or lower carb swede) or seasonal vegetables. We like vegetables 😋

Serves Four (adjust to suit)
3 tbsp olive oil
8 pieces chicken thighs and/or legs
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery stick, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1½ tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp sweet paprika
80ml sherry vinegar
350ml chicken stock
50g golden sultanas
1 tbsp capers
5g fresh parsley, roughly chopped
5g fresh mint, roughly chopped
30g toasted almonds, roughly chopped

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200˚C, fan 180˚C. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the chicken to brown the skin. Cook each side for about 2 mins until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In the same pan, fry the onion, celery and garlic for 5 mins until just softened and translucent and the garlic is fragrant but not browned. Add the coriander seeds and paprika and fry for another 2 mins.
3. Stir in the sherry vinegar and stock, bring to a gentle simmer, then stir in the sultanas and capers.
4. Transfer to a casserole dish, then add in the chicken pieces, skin side up to roast in the oven, uncovered, for 15-20 mins until simmering and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with the herbs and almonds scattered over.
From original idea here

For readers who may like to try a Vegetarian Casserole, how about Greengrocers Veggie Hotpot 😋
see it here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan

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