One-pot French-style chicken casserole

Written By Jeff Ross

One-pot French-style chicken casserole



  1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  1kg diced chicken breast  

  1 carrot, peeled, coarsely chopped

  2 celery sticks, coarsely chopped

  100g bacon, chopped

  1 leek, thinly sliced

  200g cup mushrooms, quartered

  3 garlic clove, crushed

  2 tablespoons plain flour

  1/2 cup (125ml) white wine

  2 cups (500ml) chicken stock

  1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream

  2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

  Green beans, steamed, to serve 

  Dutch cream potatoes, mashed, to serve



Step 1

Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken. Cook, in batches, for 5 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a plate.

Step 2

Heat remaining olive oil in the pan over medium heat. Add carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins. Add bacon, leek and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until bacon and mushrooms are golden. Add garlic and cook for 1 min or until aromatic.

Step 3

Add flour to the pan and cook, stirring, for 2 mins. Gradually add wine and stock, stirring to combine. Return the chicken to the pan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 mins or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in cream and parsley and cook for 2-3 mins. Season.

Step 4

Serve with steamed green beans and mashed potato.

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