Simple As Chicken Casserole

Simple As Chicken Casserole

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About this recipe: I came home last nite late and thought, as we do, what to cook??! Well I looked in the fridge & found chicken thighs (great flavour) carrots, spuds, onions, chicken stock & leftover peas. I just threw them all together with some seasoning and hey presto... a wonderful simple & fast food to cook in the microwave, if u have one, or in the oven.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 4 potatoes
  • peas/beans etc left over optional
  • 4 chicken thighs diced
  • pepper & salt
  • pinch of basil
  • pinch of oregano, herbs can be fresh.
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup beef stock, if needed to taste, optional.
  • 1 cup good quality red wine
  • 2 dessertspoons Nandos Lime & coriander sauce or tomato paste for a redder richer flavour, whatever you have in your cupboard would work.

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Cut carrots in large chunks diagonally across, cut onions into quarters, cut potatoes in large chunks & dice the chicken thighs keeping them the same size as the rest of the vegies. Put everything into your earthenware casserole dish or similar, then pour over your stock add seasoning and give it a stir. All the vegies & chicken should be covered. Put the lid on your dish and put in the microwave for 20mins on high. Make sure you put your casserole on a plate to catch the juice that will erupt while cooking. After 20mins you should be smelling some wonderful smells.
  2. Pour the juices that have collected on the plate back into your casserole & add the wine and extra stock if needed add your sauce or maybe something similar. Cook for a further 10mins.
  3. If you want a redder sauce add tomato paste instead of the lime/coriander sauce & adjust your taste to suit.

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