This chicken bake was inspired by visits Poppies in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Apparently it’s their most popular chicken dish and once you taste it you’ll know why.
Cover chicken thighs or whatever pieces you have on the bone (essential for flavour) into a big pot and cover with milk. Add a bay leaf, 5 whole peppercorns and half an onion.
Bring to boil and cook til chicken is cooked.
In a separate pan sweat onions and celery then add 3 tablespoons of flour.
Add milk from cooked chicken til you get a nice sauce. Add flaked almonds and chicken pieces and put in an oven dish. Cover with crushed corn flakes, bake til piping hot.