Chicken in the Pot with the Lot


La poule au pot, is a traditional french dish which deserved to be revisited. Again onepot cooking is rewarding in many ways: it cooks itself, freeing time for you to enjoy your children, it saves on dishwashing and it produces a tasty, very family oriented dish.
Gluten-free adaptable: serve without sauce poulette
BLW adaptable: cut to sizeable chunks, cook to softness.


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Onion and clove 1 of each
  • Kale or cabbage or chinese cabbage: 200g
  • Pumpkin: 300g
  • Parsnip: 1, chopped
  • Turnip: 1, chopped
  • Potatoes:400g, cubed (you could make mash potatoes also)
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Thyme: 1 sprig
  • Salt, pepper to taste.

Optional sauce: 20g flour, 20g butter, pinch of nutmeg.

Preparation: 10min. Cooking:1.5h. Optional sauce 10min.

Let’s do it:

  1. Place the chicken in a large pot, with the onion and clove, thyme and bay leaf, salt and pepper, cover with water (1.5L), bring to the boil, simmer for 45mins.
  2. Add all the vegetables at once.
  3. Simmer a further 45mins
  4. Serve chicken and vegetables with optional sauce (contains gluten).

Optional sauce poulette.

  1. Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and nutmeg away from heat, mix well.
  2. Back on slow heat, start adding stock from the pot, mix continuously.
  3. Once you have added about 300ml of stock your ‘roux blanc’ is almost ready. Once it starts bubbling, stir for a further 3min.

Collect let over stock for cooking a risotto or making soup.

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