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Chive and Saffron Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Rice

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A delicious, tasty, and filling Chive and Saffron Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Rice and so aromatic


  • 8 x Chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • A handful of chopped chives
  • 1½ cups chicken stock infused with a couple of strands of saffron
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chives and saffron strands to finish
Chive and Saffron Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Rice


  1. Season chicken pieces. In a large saucepan add oil and seal the chicken well until brown in color for 5 mins.
  2. Remove chicken from pan reduce heat and add chopped onion, garlic, and chives and fry until tender.
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to boiling point scraping the bottom of the saucepan for the cooking juices. Adjust seasoning.
  4. Place chicken in Slow Cooker, pour over the chicken stock, and cook on LOW setting for 4 hours.
  5. Remove chicken stir in cream and using a stick blender puree the liquid.
  6. Serve chicken and pour over cream sauce.
  7. Garnish with chives and saffron strands.
  8. Serve with spinach & garlic steamed rice.
  9. * Note when the chicken was removed from the slow cooker I placed it under the grill in the oven for 5 mins for the skin to crisp up.
  10. Spinach & Garlic Jasmine Rice
  11. Cook up 1 cup of Jasmine rice according to packet instructions.
  12. Wash and steam.
  13. In a frying pan add 1 tbsp butter add 1/2 med red onion finely sliced, saute till tender add 2 tsp minced garlic, and cook a further min.
  14. Add 2 cups chopped baby spinach and stir fry for 2 mins.
  15. Add salt and pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.
  16. Stir through Jasmine rice.

Recipe Credit: Adapted from Slow Cooker Recipes
Prepared, tried, and tested by Gail Haselsteiner

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