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 Chicken thighs with Potato Dauphinoise

One of my favourite recipes is this chicken thighs with potato dauphinoise. Spelling that takes me a while. Not ‘that’ but the d word in the recipe title. Can’t be asked to type it out again or copy and paste it. Can you sense the mood? Sloth vibes. In my defence I have been up for 3 nights in a row worrying about something. Like you do..(Eye Roll).

Chicken thighs with Potato Dauphinoise

I am wearing socks in the house today and I hate wearing them. It is a real effort for me to wear them even when I really need to. I even hate wearing slippers in the kitchen. Needs must though. It’s back to freezing today. 

I am waiting for Maryam to bounce through the door any minute now. I think we are likely going to be away this weekend but nothing is confirmed yet because my husband may be working. Not anywhere glamorous. Just with family. Talking of family, it has been so long since i last went to stay at my parents house. My mum has given me several lectures about it. The thing is with the school holidays for Leicester being at a different time to the rest of the country (Biggest eye roll on earth happening right now), it just hasn’t happened. The actual main reason is that my husband has been working and so because I don’t have a car, I haven’t been able to go down. I cannot wait to get a car. I don’t think people realise how difficult it is to have kids and not have a car. (First world problems much?). No I am not saying I have it worse then any one living in a third world country. I am not even comparing. I am saying that when you have a car, a partner at home all of the time, family and friends on your doorstep..life’s a little different. That being said, I am unbelievingly grateful for everything I do have and also believe that there is a lot of wisdom in the way things turn out. Not having things teaches you to be more humble and sometimes not instantly having things trains your nafs..Ultimately, I am always conscious of the fact that my Creator knows what is best for me and there is a bigger picture that we cannot always see until much later on. I mean, it took me years to see the bigger picture and stop pining for my family. Yes I miss them like crazy but this is home now. This is where i belong. 

Chicken thighs with Potato Dauphinoise

Ingredients

    Chicken
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets (Skinless) You can use skin if you prefer
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Potatoes
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 800g potatoes sliced very finely
  • 275ml milk
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  • 90g parmesan, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4.
  2. Chicken
  3. In a large bowl combine the thighs with mustard powder, onion powder, garlic cloves, smoked paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix throughly with your hands.
  4. Heat olive oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan.
  5. Pop the chicken in the pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes . If the skin is on cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the pan and wipe the pan of any black bits.
  8. Potatoes
  9. Add the onion and garlic to the same pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Add half the milk to the pan and bring to simmer.
  11. Add half the potatoes in the pan.
  12. Scatter over half of the remaining ingredients.
  13. Make another layer with the potatoes and add the rest of the ingredients.
  14. Simmer for ten minutes.
  15. Assemble
  16. Place chicken on potato, then pop n the oven and bake for 40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked
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