Hello my blogger friends,
hopefully your week has started well. I wish I could say the same. Last couple of days I am not feeling well. At the beginning I thought I might have just gotten a virus, but now I doubt it. When you feel really unwell, you just feel it. And I am at that stage now… So I have decided to go to doctor. I am incredibly disappointed and frustrated with system here. Firstly, they look at you as you are tired and stressed mother as you have a newborn and 3 year old boy at home and simply send you home that “it is not meningitis”, something you did not even think off. Then your blood pressure is quite high, but why to do something about it “just go home and get some rest”, but “blood test would be actually really good idea”. Before that happens, you have to go though circus of paper work and doctors who seem do not know what they are doing. And yet, you still do not have these tests done… At least good food is something what is certain 🙂
What do you need:
20 small onions or shallots
1 kg chicken drum sticks
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 chicken stock
225 g mushrooms
75 ml lactose free cream
salt and pepper
potatoes – for mashed potatoes preparation as a side dish
Firstly, put the onions or shallots in a bowl and add just enough boiling water to cover them, and leave to soak. I have peeled them before head, however it is not necessary. Mean while, take a big frying pan, add vegetable oil and add chicken drum sticks and cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned all over. Using tongs, transfer the chicken pieces into the slow cooking pot, leaving the juices behind. Stir tables spoon of flour into the pan, fry for few minutes and pour water with chicken stock in. Afterwards, add lemon or lime juice (I used lime) and cook until thickened. Season well with salt and pepper and pour over the chicken pieces in slow cooker. Cover the pot with lid and start cooking in slow cooker for high.
Drain onions (peel them as well if you did not peel them before). Add onions and mushrooms into the frying pan, cook for 5 minutes, turning frequently until they are lightly browned. Afterwards, add into the slow cooker. Cook everything on high for 3 – 4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through.
When finished, remove chicken and vegetables from the slow cooker, add cream and stir until combined. Then pour the sauce over chicken and vegetables. You can serve with mashed potatoes and sprinkled with parsley.
Do not forget to enjoy this dish. I have prepared it for the first time and have been requested for more 🙂