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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Slow Cooker Marmite Chicken and Vegetables

Life has been getting in the way a bit recently, and almost another week has gone by without me sharing any recipes on this blog. I promise to try and improve things over the next few weeks, and share some delicious sweet treats, but in the meantime you're going to have to make do with another slow cooker recipe. It's a great recipe for busy families as it only takes a few minutes to prepare, which means it can be done before leaving for work in the morning.

Marmite is a great flavour enhancer, and I often add a spoonful here and there, but this dish was flavoured entirely with the lovely stuff - just don't tell the husband as he hates it! (mwahahahaha) It also makes a great gravy, and the cooking juices from this dish can be thickened with a little cornflour to make a delicious gravy to pour over.

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Slow Cooker Marmite Chicken and Vegetables - serves 4/5

65g Marmite
2 tbsp boiling water
800g skinless & boneless chicken thighs
3 leeks, sliced
2 corn on the cob, sliced
1kg Charlotte potatoes
tbsp cornflour mixed with a little water
fresh Thyme
  • Mix the Marmite with the water
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the Marmite & water, and mix to coat well
  • Add the leeks, corn and potatoes to a slow cooker
  • Add the chicken to the slow cooker and give it a quick stir
  • Cook on medium for 5 hours
  • Spoon everything into an ovenproof dish, setting the juices aside
  • Place under a hot grill for a few minutes to give the potatoes some colour
  • Bring the juices to the boil and add a little of the cornflour to thicken for your gravy
  • Serve scattered with fresh thyme 
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For more ideas for using Marmite in recipes have a look at my Pinterest board.

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