Hearty Chicken Casserole Recipe

This rather delectable Chicken Casserole ticks all the boxes for a warm and comforting Autumnal meal. I could go on and on about the gorgeous aroma, the delicious sauce and the juicy, fall off the bone chicken but it’s probably much easier to just say that it’s been a firm family favourite for at least the past 20 years and never fails to please.

Give it a go – you won’t be disappointed.

Like chicken? Also try our One Pot Chicken Chilli, Gentse waterzooi: Belgian chunky chicken stew or the famous Quick Kashmiri Chicken Curry – a homemade treat.


Hearty Chicken Casserole, Burgundy

A simple and delectable chicken casserole – perfect heart warming food. A little red wine is adding this French extra.
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Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 portions
Calories 692 kcal



  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 1 kg chicken thighs skin on
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 250 g brown mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 100 ml red wine
  • 15 g tomato paste
  • 2 g sugar
  • 5 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 baby onions peeled


  • Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Heat the olive oil in a pan and brown the chicken, skin side down until nice and crisp. Arrange the chicken, skin side up in an oven proof baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and smoked paprika. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the chicken is in the oven, prepare the sauce by adding the onion and red pepper to the pan drippings and sauté until soft. Add the mushrooms, thyme and a little extra oil if necessary and stir fry until soft.
    Sprinkle in the flour and stir through to mix well .Add the chicken stock, red wine, tomato paste, salt, sugar and Worcestershire sauce and stir until thickened.
  • When the chicken is done, uncover and pour off any excess fat. Pour the sauce over and add the onions to the dish.
  • Cover and bake for a further 45 mins.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 692kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 45gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 247mgSodium: 2080mgPotassium: 1063mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1443IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 3mg
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