Easy one-pot chicken casserole in a wide bowl with cutlery

Easy one-pot chicken casserole

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(90 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4

A light and quick spring chicken and vegetable stew that can be whipped up in less than an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal386
  • fat9.6g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars7.6g
  • fibre5.9g
  • protein42.6g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin pulled off and discarded
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 5 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 2 large carrots, cut into batons (no need to peel)



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

  • 400g new potato, halved if large
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard



    A condiment made by mixing the ground seeds of the mustard plant with a combination of…

  • small handful fresh soft herbs, like parsley, chives, dill or tarragon, chopped



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  1. Put the kettle on. Fry 8 bone-in chicken thighs in 1 tbsp oil in a casserole dish or wide pan with a lid to quickly brown.

  2. Stir in the whites of 5 spring onions with 2 tbsp plain flour and 2 chicken stock cubes until the flour disappears, then gradually stir in 750ml hot water from the kettle.

  3. Throw in 2 large carrots, in batons and 400g new potatoes, bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 mins.

  4. Take off the lid and simmer for 15 mins more, then throw in 200g peas for another 5 mins.

  5. Season, stir in 1 tbsp grainy mustard, the green spring onion bits, a small handful of fresh soft herbs and some seasoning.

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19th Oct, 2014
Really enjoyed this recipe. Used leeks, as suggested by many, and tarragon. I loved that the end result was not a thick gravy as it tasted like a lovely chicken soup. Others have suggested using boneless fillets but you really would be missing out on a beautifully flavoured soup.
14th Oct, 2014
Amazing! I used thigh fillets rather than bone-in thighs, and added leeks and a large dash of black pepper. Extremely tasty - will definitely be repeating.
25th Sep, 2014
This is a lovely, refreshing and tasty chicken casserole. Pretty much stuck to the recipe except used leeks and added slightly less water. The sauce is not thick but rather like a beautiful chicken soup which was mopped up with lovely thick bread.
27th Jun, 2014
Made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it! I threw in a few chopped mushrooms that needed to be used and also added brocolli florets which upped the veg content a little. The sauce was lovely, the whole grain mustard I used added a real depth of flavour and I also added dried tarragon. All served up with just a rosemary and potato loaf to mop up the sauce... Lovely!
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18th Mar, 2014
Made this last night - hit with whole family including the 2 year old. 6 year old deeply suspicious of the mustard seeds but ended up scoffing the lot. Used chives and parsley snipped in the dark garden since that's all we have growing right now. I hope it was chives and parsley anyway. Whatever, it was delicious and next time will make more so we have enough leftovers for a pie filling.
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15th Mar, 2014
Easy to cook and very tasty.Like it,make it.
27th Feb, 2014
Enjoyed this, did have to thicken it up with some corn flour, but that's fine. It's a quick & easy tasty little casserole and I'll definitely be cooking it again. I used tarragon as I think that goes best with chicken but might try dill next time.
23rd Jan, 2014
Light and lovely. Really tasty and easy to make. Used dill and very happy with the results. The whole family liked it and finished every morsel.
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17th Jan, 2014
I made this yesterday. I followed the recipe and it was lovely!
9th Jan, 2014
I made this and pretty much followed recipe, but I thickened with corn flour, and added French beans as well, and chose dill as the herb. It was delicious! Not bland at all. I have never put mustard in a casserole before, and that subtle flavour through the soup was lovely. I will make this again and again!


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