Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicken confit with French beans & herb chicken jus recipe

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Slow-cook chicken legs in olive oil for really succulent and flavoursome meat, with this recipe from olive reader Tone Victoria Midtgård

Serves 4
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
Plus marinating


2.0 tsp coarse sea salt
pinch dried thyme
4 peppercorns
4 juniper berries
4 chicken legs
2 bay leaves , torn in half
5 garlic cloves , 3 thinly sliced, 2 finely chopped
750ml - 1 litre olive oil
2 shallots , finely chopped
100.0ml dry white wine
400.0ml good-quality chicken stock
small bunch tarragon , finely chopped
small bunch parsley , finely chopped
300.0g French beans
3 plum tomatoes , skinned, seeded and cut into strips


Lightly crush the salt, thyme, peppercorns and juniper berries with a pestle and mortar, then rub all over the chicken legs. Press half a bay leaf and a few garlic slices onto the flesh side of each leg. Put the chicken in a non-metallic container, cover with clingfilm and chill overnight.

Heat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Rinse the chicken legs thoroughly and pat dry with kitchen paper. Pack tightly in a small deep roasting tin and cover completely with olive oil.

Bring to a gentle simmer on the hob then cook in the oven for 2 hours. Cool, then cover and chill in the fridge. The chicken will keep for at least two weeks as long as it is completely submerged in the oil.

Several hours before serving, remove the pan from the fridge to allow the fat to soften. heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6, then lift the chicken out of the fat, put on a shallow roasting tray and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the meat is heated through and the skin crisp and golden.

To make the jus, put the shallots and wine in a small saucepan and cook until most of the wine has evaporated. Add chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half. Season, then stir in the herbs just before serving.

Boil the French beans in salted water for 3-4 minutes, until al dente. Drain then chill in iced water. When cool, drain again and set aside. Gently fry the chopped garlic in olive oil for one minute, then add the beans with a drop of water. Cover and steam until the beans are piping hot. Stir in the tomato strips. Spoon the beans onto plates, arrange the chicken legs on top then drizzle with jus. Serve with crusty bread.

Nutrition per serving

509 kcalories, protein 27.0g, carbohydrate 7.0g, fat 40.7 g, saturated fat 9.3g, fibre 2.7g, salt 2.32 g

Recipe from olive magazine, August 2010.

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