Friday 20 May 2011


Home alone dinners are often a rollercoaster of randomness and tonight was a real high.  Fennel, potato and cherry tomatoes with a chicken breast, seared off in butter and braised in chicken stock... based on the Abel and Cole braised fennel recipe on a card from a few weeks ago.

One whole fennel bulb, a handful of red, new potatoes and a handful of cherry tomatoes.  Slice the fennel and potatoes.

 Stick a knob of butter in a pan or casserole dish to melt.

Brown the fennel slices a bit.

Lay the potato slices on top.

And then the tomatoes.

Pour over the chicken stock (1 cube made up with 300ml boiling water).

Put a lid on and leave in the oven at 180C for 45 minutes to an hour.

That's a LOT of food and it's really tasty.  Serves one very very hungry person, or add two chicken breasts to the same amount of veg for two less hungry people.


  1. Oooh, I love fennel... had some great braised fennel once randomly cooked by a lady from Belgium in Morocco - good memories :)

  2. Another fennel fan here, and that does look good.

    If ever I'm alone I fail completely. I very much enjoy cooking for others but can never, ever summon the enthusiasm to cook just for myself.

  3. Fennel is SO good! I like it sliced very thin in salads. Yum yum!

  4. The broth looks like it tasted amazing. I love home alone dinners- Perfect time to cook non-Denty compatible foods.