Date: 23 May 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes 1


Although it sounds morbid, this dish is called Funeral Chicken simply because when a convenient and nourishing meal is needed for a large group like a funeral wake etc, this is perfect!  I did not name this myself by the way!

This recipe was one I had kept when I did not even own a computer!  I found it along with some old papers and decided to make it again, but jazz it up a bit!  I do remember that it tasted lovely and it really does!

It is a one-pan–contains-all meal and it will become a favorite!  It can be made with pork chops, rabbit or even sausages as well!


  • 2 Chicken legs
  • 4 medium potatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, cut into slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can polpa or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • Dash of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Italian mixed herbs
  • Sprigs of Rosemary
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • Corn starch to thicken


Brown the chicken legs in a little olive oil.  In the meantime, combine the crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, chicken stock, wine, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 150C.

In a large roasting dish, arrange the chicken pieces and pour the drippings from the pan. Add the potato slices around the chicken legs. Add the raw onion rings on top. Gently pour the tomato mixture over the chicken. Tuck in the bay leaves. Place a few sprigs of fresh rosemary around. Drizzle the top with olive oil all over.

Cover tightly with foil and bake for approximately one and a half hours. Remove the foil to let much of the moisture evaporate. If there is too much liquid, just add a teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with a little water to the pan. Bake for another half an hour to allow the top of the chicken to brown. Add the peas, cover again with the foil and leave for a few more minutes until the peas cook.


Makes a great meal simply on its own!



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