Chicken casserole with mushrooms, peas and sauce

Chicken and mushrooms

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

A healthy and low calorie chicken casserole with bacon, button mushrooms, peas and a parsley sauce - use chicken thighs for extra flavour and juiciness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal260
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 50g cubetti di pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 300g small button mushroom
  • 2 large shallots, chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 50g frozen pea
  • small handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Season and dust the chicken with flour, brown on all sides. Remove. Fry the pancetta and mushrooms until softened, then remove.

  2. Add the final tbsp oil and cook shallots for 5 mins. Add the stock and vinegar, bubble for 1-2 mins. Return the chicken, pancetta and mushrooms and cook for 15 mins. Add the peas and parsley and cook for 2 mins more, then serve.

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28th Jul, 2016
I do love this recipe but would appreciate splitting the steps down more - this isn't a two step process! The first step in the recipe is actually two and the second step is probably three - the way it's laid out at the moment I find it too easy to miss things as I'm skim reading between actually doing things ... It's a really tasty meal though and can't recommend enough.
12th Jun, 2016
Delicious! I too added some garlic. Also only put half of the amount of stock and the other half white wine and eliminated the vinegar.
12th Jun, 2016
Delicious! I too added garlic but also replaced half the chicken stock with white wine and deleted the vinegar.
10th Mar, 2016
I made this for dinner last night and it was very nice, I added garlic for a bit of extra flavour and served on a bed of baby spinach.
23rd Feb, 2016
Great family favourite. I too add garlic and serve with rice or potatoes
10th Jan, 2016
Cooked this last week for meals for work. Still amazing the next day. Did the same as most, added garlic & served with mash! tasted incredible! :-)
23rd Nov, 2015
Absolutely delicious! I am a bit of a novice to cooking, but me and my boyfriend both loved this. I took the advise of others and added garlic and a little bit of creme fraiche and served with mashed potato. As my local shop didn't have pancetta or shallots, I used bacon and red onions instead, which worked wonderfully. Would definitely cook again.
11th Nov, 2015
Thank goodness, a great chicken recipe at last! This worked out very well. Like others, I used red onion instead of shallots and bacon instead of pancetta, it was absolutely delicious, really great sauce. Think the kids will like it too, going to try it out with them next!
18th Oct, 2015
Just made this as an informal Sunday lunch for the family. Used chicken breasts, and served alongside baton carrots and broccoli. My OH said it reminded him of a French style dish. Lovely, will make again.
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15th Aug, 2015
Made this last night, utterly delicious and fab for the freezer. I did a slightly less healthy version using Bacon Lardons instead of Pancetta purely on the basis, Bacon is, well, Bacon and simply a win win. Also added more peas and stock. Fab food.


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