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Chicken In A Clay Pot Recipe With Potatoes

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chicken in a clay pot

This chicken recipe is very simple, but the presentation in clay pots gives it a “wow” factor.  Open the clay pot and reveal the hot steaming chicken and potatoes with a crust of baked melted cheese!  Chicken in a clay pot recipe is surely a very impressive and unique one dish meal!

Clay pots can be purchased in Asian supermarkets.  In this recipe, the pots are individual size – one pot serves one person.

Chicken In A Clay Pot Recipe With Potatoes

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 hour(s)

Number of servings: 6

Ingredients For 6 Clay Pots:

1 cut-up chicken (about 4.5 lbs)
3 bell peppers, cored and chopped
3 onions, sliced
3 carrots, chopped
12 potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups of shredded cheese
1 bunch fresh parsley
6 tbsp mayo
3 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
12 bay leaves

Directions How To Make Chicken In A Clay Pot Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Divide the chicken pieces between 6 clay pots, and put the chicken on the bottom of the pots.

Distribute the chopped peppers between the clay pots, and put on top of the chicken.

Next, distribute the onion slices between the clay pots, and put on top of the peppers.

Distribute the chopped carrots between the clay pots, and put on top of the onion slices.

Next, put potatoes on top of the carrots (it will be 2 potatoes for each clay pot).

Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper (1/2 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper for each pot).  Mix the contents of the clay pot with your hands to distribute the salt.

Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into each clay pot.  Spread 1 tbsp of mayo on top of the potatoes in each pot.

Sprinkle the potatoes with parsley.  Put 2 bay leaves on the sides in each clay pot.  Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on top of the parsley.

Close the clay pots and put them in the oven.  Bake for 2 hours.

Eat your chicken and potatoes straight out of the clay pots :)

More pictures of chicken in a clay pot recipe with potatoes:







Chicken and potatoes in clay pots, before going in the oven! The 2 black things on top of one of the pots are prunes – they were used to mark one of the pots that had someone’s favorite piece of meat in it :)








clay pots closed

Clay pots are closed, they are about to go in the oven!








baked chicken and potatoes in 6 clay pots

Chicken in clay pots is ready, right out of the oven!








chicken and potatoes baked in a Chinese clay pot

Individual sized clay pot with baked chicken pieces and potatoes – dig in!



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29 replies
  1. Rita
    Rita says:

    You come up with the best recipes; I don’t have individual post, but I am sure this would work in my large clay cooker; saving this one; I know I will be making it. Merci.

  2. Tina@flourtrader
    Tina@flourtrader says:

    I have heard quite a bit about the benefits of cooking in clay pots. One of the main factor is the flavor. Yours do look delicious. This is also a reminder that I need to get more oven to table cookware-love the pots.

  3. Hotly Spiced
    Hotly Spiced says:

    What a great family meal. I love the individual pots and how the person with the ‘special’ pieces of meat has his personally identified. I must get to an Asian supermarket and buy some of these pots. I’ve heard they cook food very well.

  4. Juliana
    Juliana says:

    Melanie, love your little clay pots, so cute…and great idea making them as individual serving. Sounds and looks delicious…especially in this cold weather.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

  5. maya
    maya says:

    Hi Melanie ! Great recipe ! Also try it out with no cheese and mayo, but with coconut milk and cashew paste, a few sticks of cinnamon and some cardamom..


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