Chicken Marylands with braised celery

Cook time 45 mins
Servings 4


2 tbs. olive oil 

4 chicken Marylands

½ bunch thyme

Salt and pepper

25g butter

½ an onion

1 clove garlic

1 head of celery, de-stringed and cut into 7 cm batons

½ carrot, cut into rounds

¼ cup white wine

1 tomato cut in 6th

200ml chicken stock

Finely chopped parsley, to garnish


Chicken Marylands with braised celery


Pre heat the oven to 180°C. 

Season the chicken marylands with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  Place thyme on the base of a large baking dish and arrange chicken on top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

In the meantime heat butter in a sauté pan and add the onions and garlic. Sweat off for one minute before adding the celery and carrots. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then de-glaze with the white wine. Add the tomato, chicken stock and season with salt. Place the lid on and braise for 35 minutes or until the vegetable s are very soft and sauce has reduced.

Serve the braised celery with the chicken.