Chicken, mushroom and biltong potjie

June 3, 2023 (Last Updated: February 22, 2024)
Chicken, mushroom and biltong potjie

Chicken, mushroom and biltong potjie

There’s nothing like a potjie when you’re camping – it’s the perfect outdoors food. Just throw everything in the pot and let it simmer! This is a twist on the old favourite – chicken potjie – with the addition of biltong.

Chicken, mushroom and biltong potjie

South African
Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 1 hour

There’s nothing like a potjie when you’re camping – it’s the perfect outdoors food. Just throw everything in the pot and let it simmer! This is a twist on the old favourite – chicken potjie – with the addition of biltong.

Ingredients

  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 green peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 8 pieces of free-range chicken
  • 100 g biltong dust
  • 5 ml fresh thyme
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced into 1cm cubes
  • 500 g baby potatoes, skin on
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 500 ml chicken, beef or lamb stock
  • 500 g assorted mushrooms (a mixture of brown, button or portabello)
  • 250 g baby marrow, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mushroom soup powder or cornflour (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1

Heat oil in a cast iron three-legged potjie.

2

Add onions, green peppers and garlic and cook until soft.

3

Add chicken pieces skin side down and brown the meat. Sprinkle the biltong dust and thyme over the chicken and stir to combine.

4

Add the diced potatoes, baby potatoes, carrots and stock to the potjie and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes.

5

Add the mushrooms and baby marrows and cook for 10 minutes.

6

To thicken the sauce, mix the mushroom soup or cornflour with a quarter cup of hot water and stir into the pot. Allow to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

7

Serve with rice or chunky slices of fresh white bread to mop up the sauce.

Notes

FOOD TEAM TIP: When cooking on coals try to have two fires burning, using one to cook food and the other to provide extra hot coals.

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