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Mid-week Chicken Casserole


A reliable staple in my grandmother’s repertoire was chicken casserole.  She had lots of versions of the recipe, but she made it so often that she didn’t need to use one. When she was in a hurry she would use a can of soup, or a dried onion soup mix, but she would usually make it from scratch.  This dish can be served with pasta, potatoes or rice.  With the sprogs’ endless craving for pasta it is rare that we are allowed anything else.  The only thing better is Bohemian dumplings – but that is a recipe for another day.


  • 2 onions
  • butter or oil to saute
  • 1.5 kg boneless chicken thighs, chopped into 2 cm pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 8-10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 T flour
  • 1/2 green capsicum, finely diced 
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 c chicken stock
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1/2 t dried sage
  • 1 t finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions in butter or oil til becoming translucent. Add chicken,  celery and mushrooms. Saute until chicken begins to colour and stir in flour. Add remaining ingredients and bake in low to moderate oven until fully cooked and starting to thicken.   This recipe also works well in a slow cooker.