Italian chicken bake

Italian chicken bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Use up leftover roast chicken in this tomato bake with mozzarella cheese and crispy breadcrumb topping

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
475
protein
44g
carbs
21g
fat
25g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
16g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • little splash red or white wine vinegar
  • about 500g cooked chicken, shredded into chunks
  • 125g ball mozzarella
  • 2 good handfuls fresh breadcrumbs (or gluten-free alternative)

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Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the oregano, tomatoes and sugar, a little splash of vinegar and some salt and pepper, then simmer for 20 mins until the sauce is really thick. Stir in the chicken and transfer to a baking dish.
  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tear over the mozzarella in chunks, then scatter over with the breadcrumbs with a bit more ground pepper. Bake for 20 mins until the chicken is piping hot through and the top is golden and bubbling. eat with mash, jacket potatoes, rice or pasta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2014

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CDA84's picture
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It's nice and easily for mid-week and can be served with salad. Was good for a gluten free friend (minus the breadcrumb topping). Also good if you are moderating your carb intake. I did find it a little bland following their seasoning guide lines, I added more than in the recipe and some heat too with some dried chilli, or fresh if i have it. Nothing to rave about for me though i'm afraid.

cshobbs's picture
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Very easy and very good.
I used uncooked chicken - brown in the pan before adding tomato mix.
I'm a coeliac so I really appreciated this recipe.

jamgeorge's picture

Delicious bake, used a mixture of fresh and tin tomatoes. Also grated Parmesan on top of breadcrumb topping.

Bluestwos's picture

Really easy dish to make, tastes lovely and it's a massive hit with all of the family! I also used caramelised onion cheese on the top when I made it after Christmas using leftovers.

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