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Spring Chicken Stew

Spring Chicken Stew

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(179 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min



You may think stew is just for winter, but this creamy chicken dish has been updated for spring. Flavoured with smoky bacon, garlic, sweet sugar snap peas and creme fraiche - each element is in tune with spring. By coating the chicken here in cornflour before pan-frying it, you create a sauce that is perfectly thickened within the allotted time.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp cornflour
150g British dry-cured streaky bacon
British chicken thigh fillets x2
2 British chicken thigh fillets
1/2 pot of organic creme fraiche (100g) †
400g potatoes
100g sugar snap peas
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 chicken stock cube †
You Will Need
Pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 160g British chicken thighs
  • 1 pot of crme fra”che (200g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 400g potatoes
  • 80g sugar snap peas
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 481 kJ
115 kcal
2601 kJ
621 kcal
of which saturates
5 g
2.7 g
26.8 g
14.8 g
of which sugars
10.4 g
2.1 g
56.4 g
11.3 g
Fibre 0.9 g 4.9 g
Protein 7 g 37.9 g
Salt 0.8 g 4.3 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
pork belly (97%), salt, preservative: sodium nitrite
160g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
1 pot of crme fra”che (200g)
400g potatoes
80g sugar snap peas
sugar snap peas
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)

Cut all the potatoes to roughly equal size (approx. 4cm chunks)

Add the potatoes and salt (optional) to a pot of boiling water and boil for 15 min or until you can pierce them easily with a fork


Peel and finely slice the onion(s)

Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves

Cut the bacon up into small bite size pieces

Dissolve 1/2 (1) of the stock cube(s) in 200ml (400ml) of boiled water


Add the bacon and sliced onion to a wide based pan with a matching lid

Cook on a high heat for 3 min or until the onion is starting to soften and the bacon crisp


Meanwhile, slice the chicken into strips, approx. 1 cm in width

Coat the chicken strips evenly in the cornflour


Add the chicken and chopped garlic to the bacon and onion, and cook for a further 3 min

Add the chicken stock and cover with a lid

Cook the chicken on a medium/low heat for 15 - 20 min or until the chicken is tender


Cut the sugar snap peas in half


Once the chicken has had 15 min, remove the lid and reduce the liquid by half

Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 3 min

Remove from the heat and stir in half (all) of the creme fraiche

Season generously with black pepper


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