Chicken Casserole & the Cold-Busting Recipe Link Up

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As I write this, the weather is unseasonably warm for the end of October but come the weekend I know it’s going to be cold, it always is for Bonfire night celebrations. If you’re looking for tasty and fun recipes for any firework night get togethers don’t forget to check out our twenty whizz, bang recipes!

I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve already been making great use of the slow and pressure cookers as we love a hearty casserole at this time of year and you can’t beat a good stew and dumplings. Mmmm. Do you have a particular dish you really like during the colder months?  I find the next month or so the worst time for feeling tired and catching colds. They say you should eat steaming hot chicken soup at the first sign of a cold as it has a good dose of healthy nutrients. Luckily this chicken casserole recipe is a family favourite, it doesn’t have complicated flavours which works well with fussy eaters and yet it is filling and really tasty, and I’m giving everyone’s immune system a fighting chance!

Immune boosting chicken casserole recipe…

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 chicken pieces
  • 250g pancetta, cubed
  • 1 onion, peeled & diced
  • 200g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • 400g small new potatoes
  • 2tbsp cornflour mixed with 3-4 tbsp cold water
  • Small handful of chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a 24 cm casserole dish over a low to medium
  2. Season the chicken with salt & pepper
  3. Sear the chicken until browned and remove from the dish
  4. Add the pancetta & cook until browned, then remove
  5. Add the remaining oil & cook the onion gently until golden, remove
  6. De-glaze the casserole with the stock & bring to the boil
  7. Add the chicken, potatoes, onion, pancetta, carrots and celery to the stock & bring back to the boil
  8. Put the lid on & reduce the heat, simmer until the chicken is cooked & the potatoes tender
  9. Stir in the cornflour mixture & stir until thickened
  10. Season & add chopped parsley, or any other favourite herbs
  11. Serve with fresh green vegetables

Do you have a favourite recipe for this time of year? Do you feed yourself and your family with immune boosting meals to get them through winter? Add your winter warmer recipes to the link up below and we will share as many as we can across our social media networks. Thanks to everyone for sharing their autumnal recipes last month…we have nearly 100 recipes linked up, so if you’re looking for a little inspiration you know where to go.

 


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