Best Potjie Recipe Ever

Chicken and Cream of Asparagus Potjie


  • 16-20 chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 50 ml cooking oil (or olive oil)
  • 50 ml brandy
  • 1 tbls chopped garlic
  • 250 grams bacon, chopped
  • 2 onions, sliced into thin rings
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into chunks
  • 15 small new potatoes, whole and unpeeled
  • 250 grams fusilli pasta
  • 1 red pepper and yellow pepper, sliced into strips
  • 250 gram whole button mushrooms
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

The sauce

  • 1 can asparagus pieces liquid reserved
  • 250 ml cream
  • 750 ml water or white wine
  • 1 packet cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet instant cheese sauce
  • 2 tbls aromat spice
  • 2 tbls mixed herbs
  • 1 tbls garlic salt or onion salt


  • Heat the oil in the Pot
  • Fry the chicken pieces, a few at a time, until golden brown
  • Add the garlic and brandy and heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon over the chicken followed by the onions and celery
  • Layer potatoes on top of the celery followed by the pasta
  • Place the mushrooms on top of the pasta and add the peppers
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Mix the sauce and pour over the ingredients in the pot
  • Cover and simmer slowly for approximately 60-75 minutes over medium coals (heat)
  • Do not stir, mix everything just before serving
  • Serve with a mixed salad

Serves 8-10

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6 replies on “Best Potjie Recipe Ever”

I really hope you are right about it being the Best Ever … I am going to try it this weekend and hope it turns out as fab as you say!!

I promise you it is awesome ;)
I prefer to use chicken fillets instead of pieces…
Let me know how it it turns out for you :)

Hi there i got all the ingredients Im gonna give it a bash tomorrow, it better be good < has anyone else tried this ??

First saw this recipe on Spies & Plesier It is Absolutely Fabulous! a regular in our household, Thanks Marc for posting this! it is really worth while!

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