Sig's chicken with kaletts, pears and rosti


  1. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  2. 400-500 g chicken legs
  3. 1 white onion
  4. 2 small shallots
  5. 1 sweet pear
  6. 50 g pecan nuts, halved
  7. 150 kaletts (small baby kales) or other dark green new cabbage
  8. For rosti
  9. 2 large floury potatoes
  10. 2-3 tablespoons clarified butter or duck fat
  11. 2-3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  12. Sea salt and black pepper
  13. For the sauce
  14. 1 tsp plain flour
  15. 1 tablespoon sun dried tomato paste
  16. 400 g tin chopped tomatoes with garlic
  17. 125 ml hot vegetable stock
  18. 1 dash Worcestershire sauce (do not use soya sauce)
  19. Pinch fresh ground black pepper
  20. Good pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan. On the stove heat the oil in the frying pan, brown chicken from all sides. Peel large floury potatoes, boil them in salted water for about 10 minutes. Leave to cool then grate them. Put the potatoes into a towel and squeeze out any excess water then season the potatoes with black pepper and ground sage. Heat the duck fat or clarified butter. Make one large pattie or several small ones, cook rosti from both sides until crisp.

  2. Drain away any excess fat from chicken, add thinky sliced onion,shallots and pears to the pan gently cook for about minutes 4- 5 minutes, stirring it all together.

  3. For the sauce combine the sauce ingredients in a dish or bowl, whisk thoroughly add the sauce and the kaletts, transfer dish or pan to oven, cook until chicken is done.

  4. Serve the chicken with the thick,sticky sauce poured over.

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