Chicken Hotpot

A one pot meal that is easy to make .A welcome hearty meal on a cold day .Can be prepared in a pot and simmered on the hob or in a casserole dish and cooked in the oven. I used chunks of chicken for this hotpot but same recipe can be followed and chicken substituted with lamb,beef or pork .


  1. 1kg chicken cut into chunks
  2. 2 large onions sliced
  3. 3 carrots cubed
  4. 1 tin or 2 cups chickpeas
  5. 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  6. 2 fresh garlic sliced or 4 garlic cloves chopped
  7. 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  8. 1ltr water
  9. 4 tablespoonfuls  barbecue sauce
  10. salt & pepper.
  11. 6 large potatoes peeled and sliced.


  • In a bowl season the chicken chunks and sprinkle the mixed spice and mix well.
  • In a casserole or pot fry the onions in some oil and when transparent add the chicken and fry .
  • When chicken is sealed add the carrots ,garlic and mushrooms.
  • Fry a bit then add the barbecue sauce and stir in mixture.
  • Pour in the water and add the chickpeas, season according to taste.
  • Arrange the potatoes in layers on top,season each layer .

Now you can either cover with the casserole cover or foil and put in a medium hot oven or you can cover the pot and once it starts to boil you put on low heat and let it simmer until the potatoes are done. If you prefer you can then uncover casserole so the potatoes get crisp.

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