Introducing my ‘Tasty Easy Chicken Casserole’, this dish has simple everyday ingredients including chicken, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, tomatoes, herbs and chicken stock/broth. Everything goes in one pot before being placed in the oven to bubble away. For such simple food we are always so wonderfully surprised at how delicious this meal is every time. This is best served with brown rice. Enjoy!
This casserole is practically fool proof- Its basic level of technique required, make it an instant hit.
Ingredients 6 chicken legs or breasts
1 large onion, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
3 carrots, thickly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch of dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary or mixed herbs all work fine)
120ml (homemade) chicken stock or bone broth
6 fresh medium sized tomatoes, diced (or 1 can of tomatoes)
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
Seasoning to taste
Handful of finely chopped parsley to sprinkle on top
Oil for frying
Heat oil in a saucepan over high heat and fry chicken until lightly golden.
Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic and mixed herbs to the chicken and soften for a few minutes.
Add the stock and heat up. Turn down the heat to a gentle simmer then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer on a low heat for 50 - 60 minutes, the longer the better. Alternatively you could bake it in the oven at 200C for an hour, until the liquid has reduced.
Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving.
Sprinkle fresh parsley on top just before serving.