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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Chicken and Vegetable Casserole

I find that Chicken is usually a great family favourite and cooking it as a one pot meal is just great. There are many good recipes around, which can so often be 'tweaked' a little to better suit you, and your families tastes.

Take this Spanish-style one-pot stew flavoured with paprika and cumin, many families will be very happy to sit down and enjoy it together.

Serves 3/4
knob of butter
1 onion, finely chopped

3 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped
500g approx chicken thigh
2 fat garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1 chicken stock cube
1 red or orange pepper, diced
1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained (optional)*

1. Heat the butter in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook gently until softened.
2. Add the chicken thighs, garlic, spices and thyme. Cook, stirring until the chicken is opaque.
3. Pour in the tomatoes, plus one extra can of water or enough to cover the chicken and vegetables. Add the stock and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 50 mins.
4. If using, add the chickpeas and cook for a further five mins.

*Some may prefer to use a finely chopped courgette instead of chickpeas.

Serve with vegetables of your choice, perhaps cabbage, kale or mashed swede.

From original recipe idea here 

We try and bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Chicken thighs are so tasty in dishes like these, thanks for another must try recipe idea.

Jenny S

Jo said...

It looks very tasty. We love chicken cooked in a variety of different ways here.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love healthy meals like this! And chicken is such great protein...and yummy too! Hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like anything with chicken. This casserole looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Connie said...

I was needing a new recipe for chicken. I hate getting into a dinner rut . . . this looks delicious :) Thank you.

Connie said...

That looks good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. My family eats chicken quite frequently.

Revrunner said...

Chickpeas are great!

Happyone said...

Another great sounding recipe!!

Gail said...

I enjoy one dish meals. This one sounds comforting and delicious.

Jan, it was an enjoyable book. The creek is always very calming and peaceful to visit.

Have a blessed week.