Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves a family of 3-4

A Spanish-style one-pot stew flavoured with paprika and cumin that'll be a hit with children and adults alike

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal320
  • fat17.3g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars14.8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.2g
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  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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

  • 3 medium carrots, finely chopped



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

  • 2 medium sticks celery, finely chopped



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

  • 500g approx chicken thigh
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


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

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 red or orange pepper, diced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained (optional)


  1. Heat the butter in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook gently until softened.

  2. Add the chicken thighs, garlic, spices and thyme. Cook stirring until the chicken is opaque.

  3. Pour in the tomatoes, plus one extra can of water or enough to cover the chicken and vegetables. Add the stock and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 50 mins.

  4. If using, add the chickpeas and cook for a further five mins. Serve with rice. For young children, break the chicken into smaller pieces and serve.

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Neville Chapman's picture
Neville Chapman
18th Mar, 2019
Followed recipe exactly. Very simple and very tasty stew. Less is more if you like , it's vey delicate flavour wise. recommended
6th May, 2017
Great easy and not too expensive family meal and good way of getting vegetables into children whilst introducing them to gentle spices. Will up the spices next time to develop their taste. Goes well with new potatoes or chips if you want to make it go further.
24th Mar, 2016
Very nice, easy recipe. Added half chilli paprika, half sweet paprika plus a dash of white wine.
15th May, 2015
Really yummy. I used 4 boned chicken legs (skin removed) and used an extra tin of tomatoes instead of adding water. I added a finely chopped courgette and omitted the chick peas. The carrots were a bit al dente so needed to be sliced more thinly. I simmered with a lid on for the first 50 mins then took the lid off and turned up the heat a bit to reduce the sauce down for the last 10. Very tasty and i'll definitely make again, but with a bit extra spices next time.
29th Jan, 2014
This was very tasty, omitted chickpeas and added some red lentils, sweet corn and courgette, also put in a bit extra of the spices. Served mixed into rice, both kids (1&4) loved it!
17th Sep, 2014
I'm going to make this dish on the weekend and would like to use red lentils instead if chickpeas. Can you tell me how much red lentils you used please?
10th Nov, 2013
I loved this. Even better next day. I used green lentils instead of chickpeas just for a change and it worked really well as they helped thicken the tomato juice sauce.
27th May, 2013
I used a bit less water as others had recommended this but our whole family enjoyed this. I took some out to blend for our 8 month old (he ate it all up) and then added more spices for the rest of us
14th Mar, 2013
Really good for a family meal young child enjoyed it and very simple to make.
14th Mar, 2013
Really good for a family meal young child enjoyed it and very simple to make.


4th Aug, 2014
Please can you tell me how to freeze and reheat this recipe?
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