Chicken with turnips

Chicken with turnip

Chicken with turnip served on a bed of mashed cauliflower

Turnips are an easy veg to grow if not very fashionable. Back in the spring I threw some seeds in a space in the veggie plot. The turnips used in this dish came from that sowing .

Turnips will grow quite happily in pots and I sowed some in a plastic trough earlier this week. They should be ready for pulling in the early autumn.


  • a couple of pieces of chicken (I used breast this time but usually I use thighs)
  • an onion, chopped
  • a clove of garlic, chopped (I used the wet garlic that was in the veggie box last week)
  • a couple of turnips, peeled and julienned
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • butter from grass-fed cows (for frying)
  • 1/2 pint chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper

Here’s what you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C (fan)/160C/gas 3/325F.
  2. Brown the chicken pieces in butter and then transfer them to a deep casserole dish.
  3. Soften the onion and garlic in melted butter.
  4. Add the turnip to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.
  6. Pour the veggies over the chicken, cover the casserole and put it into the oven for an hour or until the chicken is cooked.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

I served the chicken and turnips on a bed of mashed cauliflower. A side of spinach would go well with this dish. 

PrimalMan’s Comment: “That was yummy. Yummmm, yummmm, yummmm.”

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