Chicken & white bean stew in bowl with spoon

Easy chicken casserole

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(151 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4

This flavoursome, low-fat chicken casserole is easy to make and freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze for speedy midweek meals

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre11g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 400g boneless, skinless chicken thigh, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 carrots, finely chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 celery sticks, finely chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 2 thyme sprigs or ½ tsp dried


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
  • 600ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g / 14oz cans haricot beans, drained
  • chopped parsley, to serve



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


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the chicken, then fry until lightly browned. Add the veg, then fry for a few mins more. Stir in the herbs and stock. Bring to the boil. Stir well, reduce the heat, then cover and cook for 40 mins, until the chicken is tender.

  2. Stir the beans into the pan, then simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the parsley and serve with crusty bread.

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19th Mar, 2012
Lovely & tasty, both adults and all 3 children loved it, have made several times.
10th Mar, 2012
3 Words... Easy, Tasty..Healthy!! Just made this and its great, got some of those plastic cartons and portioned it up for throughout the week to take to work for lunch! Fantastic, totally recommend
8th Mar, 2012
Not a fan of this found it very watery and tasteless
29th Feb, 2012
Lovely recipe I made it tonight and it was delicious, will be making again & again!!
8th Feb, 2012
Amazing recipe, have made this so many times. I added some chopped bacon too which was amazing. Very tasty and filling and really easy to make. I even dragged the hubby in to help prep!
1st Feb, 2012
Really tasty & filling! I omitted the oil but fried off some lardons, before adding the chicken. I added 3 large potatoes cubed, & replaced the celery with a leek. I used 4 large carrots in chunks & also added some soaked split broad beans. The result was a beautiful thick yummy bowl (or 2...) of loveliness for a freezing evening!! Served with crusty bread & a glass of red.
27th Jan, 2012
Sorry, forgot to rate!
27th Jan, 2012
Against my expectations this turned out to be a beautiful dish! The reason I say against my expectations is that it is obviously a "healthy" dish and ironically I am not a big fan of beans! However, I followed the recipe practically to the letter and the taste of the food produced was absolutely delicious. All the ingredients work really well together and I will definitely be making this again as all the family loved it.
27th Jan, 2012
A really nice dish especially for midweek. I didn't have celery, so just added more onion, red and white and also 2 potatoes to bulk it out a bit. Also used knorr stock pots and a knorr herb infusion pot which made the sauce gorgeous. Dead easy, filling and relatively healthy!
26th Jan, 2012
I wasn't very confident about this recipe as from the ingredients you wonder where the flavour is. However I have been very pleasantly surprised. Like others I'm not keen on celery and so added 2 small leeks instead but everything else was the same. A low fat healthy meal that is lovely and tasty and perfect on a winter evening, it was also very easy to make. I served with crusty bread and this will be added to this list!


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