Tarragon chicken crockpot with basil oil

30 Min
4 People
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All the flavours of Spring in a rustic lemon chicken stew with buckwheat, asparagus and herby basil oil.
1. Heat saucepan over medium heat with 2 tbsp oil. Dice onion, add to pan as you go. Chop garlic and add to pan along with 2 tsp dried tarragon. Cook for 4-5 minutes until softened.

2. Dice celery, potatoes and carrot. Add to saucepan along with buckwheat. Stir in stock paste and cover with 1.2L water.

3. Slice chicken in half lengthways. Add to saucepan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until buckwheat is tender and chicken cooked through.

4. Finely slice basil leaves. Combine with 2 tbsp vinegar and 1/3 cup olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Remove chicken and shred using 2 forks. Trim and slice asparagus. Stir both through crockpot and cook for 2 minutes. Take off heat and squeeze in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Divide crockpot among bowls. Spoon over basil oil to serve.

You can also blend the basil oil using a stick mixer.
Brown onion 1
celery 2 sticks
Baby potatoes 200g
carrot 1
Buckwheat 1 packet (150g)
stock paste 1 tbsp
chicken breast fillets 600g
basil 1 bunch
asparagus 1 bunch
lemon 1/2

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking + olive), salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, dried tarragon, garlic (2 cloves)