One-Pot Chicken Casserole …

One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Casserole 001

This is a great recipe for those nights you’ve arrived home from work, tired and not sure what you’re going to cook for dinner. One-Pot Chicken Casserole requires just a few simple ingredients to create a delicious, rich casserole that will tempt event the fussiest eater. Add all the ingredients to a single pot, let it simmer for just under an hour and let dinner take care of itself.

I like to use “Lovely Legs” for this recipe, which I usually buy from Woolworths. They are super tender, the skin has already been removed and, at around $6/kilo, they’re not too expensive. Enjoy!

One-Pot Chicken Casserole …
Ingredients …
  • 10 – 12 chicken lovely legs (skin removed)
  • 1 x 440g can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 onions, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • ¼ cup red wine (or cooking sherry)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ tablespoon thyme
  • ½ tablespoon parsley
  • cracked black pepper, pinch
  • 8 – 10 medium mushrooms, peeled and chopped into large pieces
  • ⅓ cup cornflour
  • water, extra to blend with cornflour
Method …
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, except the mushrooms and the cornflour.
  2. Bring to the boil and then gently simmer for approximately ¾ hour or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Add mushrooms in the final 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Blend the cornflour and extra water to a smooth paste and add to the casserole to thicken just before serving.
  5. Serve with steamed rice and your favourite steamed vegetables.

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  1. I’ve just cooked something similar! Must be the weather. I love one-dish meals; they’re so easy and there’s so little washing up. I like to buy the legs too but this time I bought a whole chicken and cut it up – and that reminded me to sharpen my knives xx

    • These “lovely legs” are so fantastic because there’s no extra preparation needed … simply bring them home from the supermarket and throw them in the pot! This is a great meal for those crazy nights when you need dinner on the table in a hurry and with no fuss x

  2. This looks like a great easy meal for the meat eaters in my family. I love that you don’t have to cut the chicken up either ?