Laager Rooibos Chicken Casserole -

Laager Rooibos Chicken Casserole

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Ingredients

2 TBSPSeasoned flour (flour mixed with a bit of salt and pepper)
1 TBSPLaager Rooibos (remove leaves from teabags and discard bags)
8Chicken pieces
5 TBSPSunflower oil
2Shallots, finely chopped
180 mlSherry
SherryLaager Rooibos tea (strongly brewed)
2 TBSPGarlic,crushed
50 gButter
200 gMushrooms
¼ cupCream fraiche (optional)
To stringFresh parsley, thyme and bay leaf

Method

  1. Tip the seasoned flour, chicken pieces and loose Laager Rooibos tea leaves into a food bag, then shake well to evenly coat.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan, add the chicken pieces in batches and fry on all sides until well browned
  3. Add sherry and allow to reduce, then add the brewed tea, herb bundle and seasoning and bring to the boil. Pour chicken into casserole dish and simmer covered for 45 minutes until chicken is tender and sauce has thickened.
  4. In a pan, melt butter, add mushroom and heat until soft, then add the garlic and stir.
  5. Season lightly.

To serve: Top chicken with mushroom mixture and crème fraîche and serve.