Mexican Chicken Potjie

Potjie No: 4
Serves: 6 – 8
Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
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30ml cooking oil
10ml dried parsley
2kg chicken pieces
5ml garlic flakes
5 medium onions, diced
5ml lemon pepper
1 green chilli, seeded and diced
5ml dried oreganum
250ml water
2.5ml ground black-pepper
5 carrots, peeled and sliced
1.25ml peri-peri powder
6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
125ml dry white wine
125ml uncooked rice
30ml sugar
200g frozen green peas
20ml salt
15 whole button mushrooms
15ml medium curry powder
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cube chicken stock, crumbled


  • Heat the oil in the pot and braai the chicken, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown.
  • Remove and brown the onions and chilli until soft.
  • Replace the chicken and add the water.
  • Cover with the lid and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Layer the vegetables and rice as they appear above and sprinkle the herbs and spices on top.
  • Cover with the lid and allow to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Mix the wine and the rest of the ingredients and pour over the food.
  • Cover with the lid and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is done.
  • Give the pot a good stir before serving.
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  1. Willie

    26 November 2014 at 12:31

    Replaced the chicken with lamb, wow everybody just loves it.

  2. Chef Fred Reher

    15 July 2014 at 17:06

    Delicioso y sabroso

  3. Steve

    28 May 2014 at 18:13


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