Chicken stew with cider and chorizo

This chicken and chorizo stew recipe is hearty but elegant, and is great to make in advance of people coming over.

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh separated)
  • 225g/8oz chorizo, diced
  • 6 shallots, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml/1 pint dry cider
  • 150ml/¼ pint chicken stock
  • 1 heaped tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp double cream

For the celeriac mash

  • 1 celeriac, peeled, chopped
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1-2 tbsp single cream
  • salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • steamed green beans, to serve

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