3 1/2 lbs chicken
1 small red pepper, sliced
1 small green pepper, sliced
1 clove garlic
4 oz baby sweet corn
4 oz button mushrooms
4 oz green beans
1 tbsp tomato puree
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
6 oz red wine or chicken stock
Soak the Romertopf in cold water for approx 15 minutes.
Place the chopped garlic, sprig of thyme and salt and pepper inside the chicken.
Place chicken in the Romertopf and surround with onions, peppers and more sprigs of thyme and salt and pepper.
Mix the tomatoe puree with the wine or stock and pour over the chicken.
Place in a cold oven and cook at 400F for one hour.
Remove pot from oven and add sweet corn, sliced mushrooms and green beans, cook for an addition 30 minutes or until done.
Remove the chicken and vegetables and keep warm.
Strain off the sauce, reduce if necessary.
The amount of sauce can be increased by adding 5 oz of chicken stock to the sauce and thickening with 2-3 tsp flour dissolved in 3 tbsp cold water. Whisk well until the sauce is brought to the boil and thickens.
Adjust seasonings and serve with chicken and vegetables.
Boiled new potatoes, sprinkled with chopped parsley, are a delicious complement to this meal.
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