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Chicken Potjie

By Mandy  

October 9, 2018

Especially amongst the kids a chicken and vegatable potjie served with rice is a firm favourite.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Yields: Serves: 4 to 5


1 kg chicken thighs

45 ml cooking oil

10 ml salt

4 bay leaves

Pinch dried thyme

4 black pepper corns

Pinch ground allspice

45 ml chutney

500 ml carrots, peeled and sliced

6 large potatoes, peeled and sliced

500 g whole button mushrooms

125 ml boiling water

1 chicken stock cube


1Heat the oil in the pot.

2Sprinkle the thighs with salt and fry the chicken, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown.

3Add the herbs, spices and chutney.

4Arrange the carrots, potatoes and mushrooms in layers on top of the chicken.

5Dissolve the stock cube in the water and add it to the potjie.

6Replace the lid and simmer for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

7Add water if the potjie becomes too dry.


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