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Creamy Chicken Casserole

Yields 8

Serves 8

Creamy Chicken Casserole

45 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 12 shallots, peeled and left whole
  • 150g (5oz) smoked bacon pieces
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 500ml (18fl oz) chicken stock
  • 650 ml chicken stock
  • 5 tablespoons half-fat crème fraiche
  • 3 tablespoons chopped tarragon


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C, 160 C fan, 350 F, gas 4.
  2. Toss the chicken thighs in the flour. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, browning the thighs on both sides. This needs to be done in batches. Place them in an ovenproof dish which has a lid, along with any leftover flour.
  3. Pour the stock over the chicken.
  4. Strain the liquid into a saucepan, adding the crème fraiche. Boil then simmer, taste for seasoning. Then add the tarragon. Pour the mixture over the chicken and serve.


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egg free
seafood free
sesame free