- Nigella’s Venetian Roast Chicken slow cooker recipe (Shhh, don’t tell Nigella!)
- Slow cooker Nigella kedgeree recipe – Shhh, don’t tell Nigella!
I have a new series idea. You see Nigella admitted in her book Kitchen that she had given away her slow cooker. I was both horrified (obvs!) and surprised as I’d adapted so many of her recipes for the slow cooker and they work beautifully. In fact, Kitchen is my favourite of her books, partly because it provided the most recipes to play about with in my crock.
So, Nigella sweetie, we’re out to prove you wrong. Here’s my Venetian roast chicken slow cooker recipe aka your Taglietelle with Chicken from the Venetian Ghetto from How to Eat. Slow cooker style. This recipe is dedicated to the lovely Vicky who asked for more ideas for chicken recipes on my facebook page. I think you’ll like this!
The minute I’d perfected my slow cooker roast chicken recipe , I knew I had to try this. And you really should too. It’s week night simple but weekend delicious. It’s also very kid friendly.
I actually had this recipe but had forgotten about it until I saw Nigella cook it on TV. The basic concept, moist roast chicken tossed with its pan juices into hot pasta with raisins and pine nuts, had stuck in my head for several years, partly because it sounded so darn delicious and partly because I have a fascination with both Venice and Jewish food (in all its many and varied guises). It took me mere seconds to find the original recipe and then I was away.
Excuse me while I swoon! This used a few pans but it was easy, impressive, unusual but not at all whacky tasting and we wolfed it down, man and child. The moist chicken you get from a slow cooker is perfect for this. Please try this. It was delicious! It also works fine without pine nuts but the raisins are crucial to my mind.