Creamy Chicken Casserole

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Ingredients (for 4ppl):

Main Ingredients:

  • 4 x large chicken breasts
  • 6 x rashers of bacon
  • 500g Chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 350ml of chicken stock
  • Half a lemon
  • A bunch of Thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 table spoons of flour + a cup or so for the chicken
  • 250ml of semi skimmed milk
  • 150ml of double cream
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Goes Well With:

  • Cardamom Rice
  • Seasonal Vegetables

Utensils:

  • Frying pan
  • Large Ovenproof dish with lid

Instructions

Feel free to brine the chicken before for extra succulent chicken pieces

Prepare (20mins):

  1. Cut chicken into 2-3cm strips (So roughly 4-5 slices per breast)
  2. Dice onion
  3. Slice mushrooms
  4. Cut bacon into small pieces
  5. Get chicken stock ready
  6. Mix the milk and double cream together
  7. Juice half the lemon
  8. Put a cup of flour in a bowl and then roll chicken pieces in it
  9. Turn on the oven to 175 degrees with a fan

Cooking (60mins):

  1. Fry the chicken pieces in a hot frying pan with a little oil till golden brown on the outside (don't worry about cooking the chicken on the inside) and then add to the ovenproof dish
  2. Fry the bacon, mushrooms, onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes in the same pan, then add on top of the chicken in the ovenproof dish
  3. On a medium heat melt the butter, add in 3 tbsp flour and stir for 1 minute till mixed
  4. Add the chicken stock followed by the lemon juice and stir until creamy, roughly 1 minute
  5. Add the milk and cream mix, stir for a few minutes until simmering and add a touch of salt, then pour over ovenproof dish and sprinkle some thyme over the top
  6. Put a lid on and in the oven for 45 minutes