Family Recipes Made Easy

This past week has been such a write-off for me. A dreadful cold has taken over my life these past 4 days and resulted in a sick day on Friday and a weekend in recovery. Saturday was spent with my bestie and her baby which was perfect and a couple of glasses of white and a 3 course Indian thrown in to boot and today is my Mum’s birthday. She’s been to the Lowry in Salford to watch ‘Cats- The Musical’ with my Auntie and I’ve spent another lazy day indoors. There’s been so much chatter about Snow hitting us this weekend, I was actually shocked when the white stuff starting falling this afternoon, for once the trusty weatherman has got it right!

So back to today so mark my Mum’s birthday I decided to cook tea and what better on a freezing cold day than a hearty Chicken Casserole? It is so easy to make and such a great winter warmer to fill up on. I’ve posted my recipe below if you fancy a go!

Chicken Casserole- Serves 4
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Ingredients- Chicken Breast/Thighs (whichever you prefer, but I chose chicken breast as it’s cheaper), 3 Carrots, 2 Large Onions, Handful of Mushrooms, Swede, Veg/Chicken Stock, 3/4 pint of cold water, Salt and Pepper to season

1. Dice your chicken and veg into manageable chunks

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2. Put meat and vegetables into an ovenproof casserole dish with lid

3. Mix your stock whether you choose Chicken or a Vegetable stock and any herbs/spices you wish to add.

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4. Pour in your stock and put the lid on and cook in the oven for 1 hour/ 1 hour 30 mins on 180c.

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I sometimes add dumpings or serve with yorkshire puddings and mashed potatoes to finish off your meal!

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