Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Place the gluten free  flour in a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lightly coat the chicken thighs in the seasoned flour. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add the chicken, cooking until golden brown on all sides. In a separate ovenproof pan, gently fry the chopped capsicum, passata and the chicken stock.

Bring to the boil before adding the cooked chicken, chili and chopped herbs. Stir to combine, then remove the pan from the heat. Taste for seasoning and add salt and freshly ground pepper as necessary.  Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.  For the mash, place the potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Continue to cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain well and return the potatoes to the dry pan for a few seconds to steam and dry off a little.  Using a potato masher, mash well, gradually adding the olive oil.

Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. To serve, place a bed of olive oil mashed potatoes on each serving plate and place a couple of the chicken pieces on top. Serve hot.


For the chicken calabrese

2 tbsp gluten free plain flour

salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 chicken thighs

10ml/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

2 red capsicum all roughly chopped

100ml/3½fl oz tomato passata

400ml/14fl oz chicken stock

1 large chilli, finely chopped

small bunch fresh marjoram, chopped

small bunch fresh chives, chopped

small bunch fresh parsley, chopped

For the olive oil mash

1 kg/2lb 4oz King Edward potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)

80ml/5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Spicy chicken calabrese with olive oil mash

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