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
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
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.
4. Pour in your stock and put the lid on and cook in the oven for 1 hour/ 1 hour 30 mins on 180c.
I sometimes add dumpings or serve with yorkshire puddings and mashed potatoes to finish off your meal!