Monday, June 20

chicken, olive & anchovy stew with thyme infused soft polenta

i have been craving polenta for a while and the weather is right now perfect for it.  i made this stew & it was delicious, wholesome, comforting & completely inspired around the thyme infused soft polenta!

chicken, olive & anchovy stew with thyme infused soft polenta
stew ingredients - 8 chicken drumsticks, olive oil, 1 cup of black olives, 5 anchovies whole, 2 smashed/chopped garlic cloves, 1 diced onion, thyme chopped, 1/2 btl white wine, 1 cup of chicken stock, 1 btl passata, cracked pepper
prepare - pan fry drumsticks in non stick pan, set aside once browned.  brown garlic & onion with some olive oil in the same pan.  add wine to pan & reduce by half.  add all ingredients to a large pot & simmer for up to 1.5hrs...season to taste.
soft polenta ingredients - 1.5 cups instant polenta, 2 tblsp chopped thyme, 4 cups chicken stock...extra water if needed...salt to taste, cracked pepper, 1/2 cup of grated pecorino
prepare - on low heat add polenta & stock.  stir, adding pecorino, salt, pepper & thyme.  stir until well combined & add extra water whilst cooking to a nice soft consistency.


kankana said...

Love the polenta recipe. I was planning to make polenta tomorrow .. let me see if i have all the ingredients :)

Sneh | Cook Republic said...

gorgeous recipe! beautiful photos! inspired :-) I am so making polenta soon!

greenbeenfood said...

Thanks Sneh...i could seriously enjoy this dish tonight, tomorrow & the next very delicious.

john@heneedsfood said...

Beautiful recipe! For some reason I don't ever cook with polenta, actually, only when I make pizza bases. I think I'd need to sneak in the anchovies without the other half knowing. Delicious!

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