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Friday, 13 October 2017

Chicken Casserole : Slow cooker recipe


I know many regular readers have slow cookers, with favourite recipes they enjoy. I happened upon this recipe idea, and thought it worth sharing. Chicken cooked in a rich tomato sauce with sweet paprika and smoky chorizo, this easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe is cooked with butter beans, celery and tomatoes ...

Here is what you need to feed four:
600g (1lb 3oz) skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. smoked sweet paprika
1 x 225g pack Spanish chorizo ring, sliced into rounds
2 red onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp. plain flour
pinch saffron (optional)
2 chicken stock cubes, made up to 600ml (1pt)
70g (3oz) tomato purée
250g (8oz) baby plum tomatoes
3 celery sticks, cut into 3cm (1in) pieces
2 x 400g tins butterbeans, rinsed and drained
large handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Here is what you do:
1. Set your slow cooker to medium. Coat the chicken in 1 tbsp. olive oil and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and then set aside.
2. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan on a medium-high heat and add the chorizo, cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium, add the onions and cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and flour, cook for 1 minute, then remove from the pan and set aside.
3. Put the saffron (if using) in a small glass and pour over 2 tbsp. boiling water to infuse.
4. Heat the same frying pan used to cook the chorizo and onions on a medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan and brown on each side for 1 minute or until golden.
5. Add the chicken, chorizo and onions to the slow cooker. Pour over the stock and tomato puree. Add the baby plum tomatoes, celery and saffron-infused water (if using). Stir well to combine, cover with the lid and cook for 2.5-3 hours or until the chicken is very tender.
6. Add the butter beans, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Divide the casserole into bowls and top with chopped parsley.


Serving suggestions? Well I think it looks perfect, but some may like a slice of low carb seedy bread
Original chicken recipe can be seen here

Did you know that butter beans are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and thiamine, they are also a good source of protein.

A variety of recipe ideas are within this blog. Please note, 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

17 comments:

Tom said...

...a slow cooker is the way to go!

Sandra Cox said...

This looks wonderful. I'd just substitute my tofurky chicken and be set.
Have a great one.

Elephant's Child said...

I do like slow cooker recipes. Set and forget - and often the flavour is wonderful.

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Jan, I hardly ever use my slow cooker because I’ve never found a recipe I like, but this sounds delicious, and I’m going to try it.
I’m so pleased you came over to my blog because I had lost touch with your blog, and I’m very happy to find it again. Barbara

riitta k said...

Looks so delicious again! Happy weekend & best wishes from a rainy Finland.

baili said...

Thank you
dish looks DELICIOUS!!!

baili said...

Thank you for sharing my friend

dish sounds really DELICIOUS

Jo said...

That looks so tasty, my mouth's watering just looking at it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a delicious casserole. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

happyone said...

This looks very good and I love slow cooker meals. Nice to get supper started early and not have to worry about it.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This looks like a great meal. And I love slow cooker recipes!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Goodness, this looks so tasty!
An ideal dish for these dark and cold autumn days. :)

DMS said...

This sounds tasty. As a vegetarian- I can skip the meat and just keep the other goodies. Definitely the time of year is here for soups and stews. :)
~Jess

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm guessing that you could could cook this one in a French oven at a low heat on the hob too Jan? Think I might make this one for dinner tomorrow night.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks so much Jan!!!

Lisa said...

I used to use my slow cooker a lot more when the children were smaller, I should try and get in the habit again as I'm sure they would like this one.
Lisa x