This has to be one of my easiest casseroles to date! If you're looking for wholesome, flavoursome and cheap to make food with minimal effort (the cooking dream!) this one's for you! You can easily make this casserole with only a few minutes of preparation time and most of the ingredient you will probably already have in the kitchen. So before we get started here's what you're going to need: 6 chicken thighs skin on (these are really affordable. I paid only £2.50 for free range!) 3 carrots 3 large potatoes 4 Spring onions Handful string beans 800ml chicken stock (roughly 2 stock cubes) 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp olive oil simple mixed herbs bay leaf (optional) salt To start off you're going to want to use a saucepan or casserole that's large enough for all your ingredients. While you're boiling some water to make stock, salt the skins of your chicken (this will make them crispy, but if you want to reduce the fat in your casserole you can remove the skins), add the olive oil and fry the chicken thighs until lightly brown. Mean while slice the whites of your spring onions thinly, being sure to leave the greens aside. We'll use these later. Chop your potatoes into quarters and carrots into 4 length ways, no need to peel anything. Once the chickens browned add your spring onion whites and flour and mix well until the flours well dispersed and disappears. Now add your stock, bay leaf, carrots and potatoes, cover, and leave to simmer for around 15 minutes. Take of the lid, season with herbs and continue to cook for another 10 minutes so the stock begins to reduce. Finally chop your string beans into large chunks, and add to the pan for another 10 minutes. To finish off cut your spring onion greens into good sized chunks and toss in before serving. And you're done! No peeling, minimum effort, cheap is chips, delicious warm chicken casserole. This is one I love making for the family, or on cool crisp days where I can snuggle up on the garden step and keep my hands warm watching the birds. This is also a really easy one to make over a camping stove! So think you'll try this? Let me know you're thoughts and tips in the comments!
Thea is an Academic, a Crafter and a Musician from the West coast of Wales. She documents her trials and tribualtions as she wanders the maze of challenges that life presents, all while travelling the world and pursuing her dreams.