Chicken stew with cider and chorizo

This chicken and chorizo stew recipe is hearty but elegant, and is great to make in advance of people coming over.


For the chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh separated)
  • 225g/8oz chorizo, diced
  • 6 shallots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml/1 pint dry cider
  • 150ml/¼ pint chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp double cream

For the celeriac mash

  • 1 celeriac, peeled, chopped
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1-2 tbsp single cream
  • salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • steamed green beans, to serve

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