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Chicken and potato casserole

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Chicken and potato casserole
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

 

An easy casserole dish that'll feed the family. A hint of cider and apple give it extra flavour.

Ingredients

  • 350g (12oz) new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken portions
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 150g (5oz) baby carrots
  • 3tbsp plain flour
  • 450ml (16fl oz)cider
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2tbsp freshly chopped thyme
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 bunch spring onions, cut into 3cm (1in) pieces
  • 1 apple, sliced

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You can include more winter vegetables, such as parsnips, turnips and swedes, to make this a real winter warmer.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F, gas mark 6).
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for 5 mins until browned. Transfer to a casserole dish with the new potatoes, add the celery and carrots to the pan and fry for 2-3 mins.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 min. Gradually blend in the cider and add the stock cube. Bring to the boil, stirring, then add the thyme and seasoning and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook for 1 hr 15 mins
  4. Add the spring onions and apple and cook for a further 15 mins. Stir well before serving.

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Don

Interesting recipe - decided to try it and it's in the oven... what comes out will be interesting as the recipe is NOT clear. For instance item 2 says "Transfer [chicken] to a casserole dish with the new potatoes, add celery and carrots to the pan.." Does this mean the potatoes go with the chicken? I assume so but it might have been a good idea to say "a large frying pan" as it gets a bit crowded with vegs and cider... I'll let you know what happens with my version... might even tell you what I did!!

Stacey D

This is an amazing recipe, I made it for our tea this evening. It comfortably fed the four of us with a large side portion of vegetables and with a little tinkering it is only 4.5 Weightwatchers points!!!! Wonderful, thank you, :-)

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