Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake

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Slow-cooked cheesy chicken bake
Slow-cooked cheesy chicken bake
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake is a great family recipe made with chicken thighs, mushrooms and cheese. This recipe uses chicken thighs, which are a cheaper cut of chicken but are so tender, meaning you'll save some money with this easy midweek recipe. Make a double batch and freeze one, which you can cook from frozen another day.


  • 8 skinless and boneless chicken thighs
  • 2tbsp seasoned flour
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250g button mushrooms, wiped clean
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 200ml hot chicken stock
  • 2 x 30g bag unsalted crisps
  • 100g Gruyere, grated

If you don't own a slow cooker you could try this recipe in a casserole dish in the oven on a low heat


  1. In a bag, shake the chicken with the seasoned flour until well coated. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add the onion, mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Pour over the hot stock and cover, set the slow cooker to medium-high and leave for 3-4 hours.
  3. Once cooked through and tender turn off the cooker and divide the mixture between 4 foil dishes and allow to cool. Once cooled, scatter over the crisps and cheese, cover with a lid and freeze. Or eat as a casserole with mash.
  4. Cook from frozen at 160C, gas 2 for 1 hour. Or decant the casserole into a baking dish, add the criosps and cheese topping and bake for 30 mins at 200C, gas 6.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 388(kcal)
  • Fat 18.0g
  • Saturates 9.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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