Stovied chicken and potatoes

It’s a simple, one-pot dish, made on the stove-top (maybe that’s where the name came from), and the must-have ingredients are potatoes, onions, salt and pepper.

But, one of the special things about this yummy dinner is that there isn’t just one set of ingredients, or one way to make them.

Different regions of Scotland, and even individual families, had their own favorite way to prepare them.
SourceScottish At Heart

Stovied Chicken


Stovied Chicken

Serves 4
Syn free on Slimming World Extra Easy


Low-calorie cooking spray
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, thickly sliced
4 back bacon rashers, visible fat removed and roughly chopped
1 tbsp mixed herbs
1kg of potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
2 onions, thinly sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 carrots, thinly sliced
350ml boiling chicken stock



  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/130° Fan/Gas 2
  2. Spray a large non stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a low-medioum heat. Add the chicken, bacon and mixed herbs and fry for 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently
  3. Arrange half of the potatoes in a heavy based casserole dish (that has a tight fitting lid. If you don’t have a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid, you may need to cook it for longer than suggested)
  4. Add a layer of onion over the potatoes, using up all of the onion
  5. Season well with salt and pepper then sprinkle over the thyme
  6. Add the chicken, bacon and carrots in a single layer and finish with a layer of potatoes
  7. Pour over the stock and season well, then cover and cook in the oven for 1 hour
  8. Remove the lid, spray with fry light and return to the oven uncovered for 30 minutes to brown the potato
  9. Serve hot with your favourite vegetables
If you want your sauce a bit thicker, mash up some of the potatoes with the back of a fork before serving and mix in well
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1 Comment

  1. Cheryl Pasquier 26th January 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I can't believe how lovely SW food looks – how can this be syn free ?!

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