This Chicken Casserole is Your Midweek Meal Savior

Chicken casserole
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Midweek meals need to be quick, tasty, and simple to follow. Enter, this chicken casserole – offering a healthy portion of vegetables and on the table in around half an hour, this is a meal that requires relatively little prep but offers a big payout in terms of taste and ease.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 8 chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of red wine
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Brown the chicken pieces in a pan by frying them with one tablespoon of oil for around 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the fat from the pan, and place the chicken legs on a plate to rest.
  3. Dice the onions, garlic cloves, potatoes, and carrots and fry them in the pan with two tablespoons of oil for around 10 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, and smoked paprika to the vegetables.
  5. Heat the tomatoes in a pan, and stir in the water.
  6. Transfer everything to a baking tray, ensuring that the vegetables and chicken and covered by the tomatoes.
  7. Bake in an oven heated to 350 degrees F for half an hour.