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One of the benefits of chicken casserole is not only to have a delicious meal but also select a mix of ingredients and a method of cooking that will effectively cook themselves, without much intervention from the cook. This means there's a much greater emphasis on the quality and blend of the ingredients rather than the skill of the person doing the cooking. The technique is different to a pot roast or even a chicken stew. Usually with full of flavour and warming, the quality of the casserole is typically revealed by the bouquet as much as the taste. We have several casserole recipes linked from the Recipe Directory but this is one of our favorites.
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You can adapt the recipe for vegetarians by substituting quorn chicken style pieces instead of chicken, another meat substitute or even by simply adding a few boiled potatoes (more details below). If you haven't tried casseroling with quorn for a while rest assured that the product has undergone great development in recent years, you might find guests unable tell if a meat substitute has been used.
Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Chicken Casserole Cooking time: 60 Minutes
Recipes Serves 4
8 chicken thighs (skinned)
"This is probably the best and simplest chicken casserole I've made."
There are a wide range of ways to make chicken casserole, they vary according to national and even regional preferences, most good cooks will have their own tried and trusted chicken casserole dish. I think of chicken casserole as a warm and filling meal with all the taste and goodness of root vegetables, this is the basis for this recipe.
You can however use a wide range of produce according to your own preference to give the dish a more spring/summer feel. For example add washed baby spinach, fresh chives or pak choi and stir in a few minutes before the dish is ready to come from the oven. For an even healthier chicken casserole omit the bacon from this recipe and reduce the vegetable oil to the bare minimum. For a vegetarian casserole you can replace the meat with a substitute like bean curd or quorn.
"Yes I liked the recipe but is there something that makes it particularly Kentish?" Maggie
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"I'm not sure many vegetarians would follow your link to chicken casserole expecting to find something without meat. Perhaps you need to think about the signpostings a little (I hope this doesn't sound too critical). TTD"