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Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • 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

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal320
fat17.3g
saturates5g
carbs17g
sugars14.8g
fibre6g
protein24g
low insalt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • knob of butter
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots , finely chopped
  • 2 medium sticks celery , finely chopped
  • 500g approx chicken thigh
  • 2 fat garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 red or orange pepper , diced
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas , drained (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 2

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

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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