Hunter's Chicken with Gnocchi Dumplings Recipe | Abel & Cole

Hunter's Chicken with Gnocchi Dumplings

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Serves2 people
Hunter's Chicken with Gnocchi Dumplings

A classic Italian favourite, traditionally made with rabbit. Chicken, porcini and gnocchi dumplings lift this hearty, warming dish.

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  • 250g diced chicken leg
  • 400g gnocchi
  • 12g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 100g cavolo nero
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 400ml boiling water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 40 mins

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1. Peel and finely chop the onion and carrot. Peel and grate the garlic. Thickly slice the mushrooms.
2. Crumble the stock cube into a jug. Add the dried porcini mushrooms. Pour over 400ml boiling water. Stir well and leave to infuse and soften.
3. Set a large pan on a medium heat. When warm, drizzle in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the chicken and fry for 5 mins till the chicken is golden. Add the onion and carrot. Cook for a further 5 mins till the onion is softened. Stir every now and then.
4. Add the garlic and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 4 mins till the mushrooms have softened slightly.
5. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, the porcini infused stock and the chopped tomatoes. Stir everything together. Place a lid on the pan an pop on a lid. Simmer on a gentle heat for 20 mins.
6. While the chicken is simmering, finely shred the cavolo nero, discarding any tough woody ends.
7. After 20 mins, taste the chicken and add seasoning to taste. Drop in the gnocchi and stir. Add the cavolo nero and stir. Pop the lid back on and cook for 5 mins till the cavolo nero has wilted and the gnocchi is cooked.
8. Spoon the chicken and gnocchi diumplings into a couple of warm bowls. Drizzle a tsp of oil over each and serve.
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Lovely recipe! I made my own gnocchi as my box contained spuds and I was too lazy to go to the shops to get a bag of pre-made ones; so in the end this meal was quite a bit of effort - but so worth it on a cold and rainy November day :) Beware the amounts though: I had a massive portion for late lunch and could still fill 2 tupperware containers (not that I am going to complain about having this as leftovers!).



Utterly superb recipe. Good job I made more - we had it today at lunchtime across 14 of us and pretty much everyone went back for seconds. Top notch!