Casserole comes from the french word casse, meaning a case, a large deep dish used in the oven and as a serving vessel. You don’t necessarily need a casserole dish to bake this, a deep baking tray can also be used. To bring out the flavour I seasoned the flour with herbs and spices, then coated the chicken in the seasoned flour. The easiest way to do this is to pop the chicken and the flour in a zip lock bag and give it a good shake. This is the chicken all ready to get baked ⇓    

IMG_4541    And this is the cooked version ⇓⇓IMG_4555I used a size 20 chicken (cut into curry pieces), chicken breast can also be used but I think chicken pieces with the bone will do this recipe more justice. If you’d like your casserole to have a bit of gravy then whilst its baking in the oven be sure to keep checking to make sure the gravy hasn’t dried up, if it has, add 2-3 cups of boiled water.  Going through the many casserole recipes online I noticed a numerable amount added red wine or some other wine, to substitute this I simply added water. If you wish, chicken stock can also be used, but I prefer to not use too much of ingredients that can be harmful to health, there is no chicken stock on the market that does not include MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) in it.

IMG_4544It will taste really great with mashed potatoes and steamed green bean on the side!

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Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. oil
  2. 1 onion chopped
  3. 5 cloves garlic crushed
  4. size 20 chicken
  5. 1/2 cup flour
  6. 1/2 tbsp oregano
  7. 1/2 tbsp tarragon
  8. 1 tbsp dried parsley
  9. black pepper
  10. salt
  11. 1 cup diced tin tomatoes
  12. 20 average sized mushrooms roughly sliced
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, oregano, tarragon, parsley, black pepper and salt. Add this to the chicken, making sure chicken is properly coated. Heat oil (about 5 tbsp) in a pot. Once heated add the onion and garlic cloves, allow the onions to slightly brown and then add the marinated chicken. Brown the chicken, should take about 15-20min. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms and to begin with add 3 cups of water.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to a casserole dish and bake in a preheated oven of 180 degrees. Check every 1/2 an hour or so to make sure there is enough gravy to prevent burning. If gravy looks less add another 3-4 cups of water. Once chicken is full cooked serve with desired sides.
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