Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe

Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe

Do you want some warm and cozy food that makes you feel really good inside? Try this Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe. It’s like a big hug for your tummy. 

This dish is super easy to make and tastes amazing. Imagine soft chicken, yummy veggies, and a creamy sauce all mixed up together. It’s like a party in your mouth, and it’s perfect when it’s chilly outside.

How Does Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Taste?

Mary Berry Chicken Casserole is like a cozy blanket for your taste buds. The chicken becomes really tender, almost like it’s melting in your mouth.

The veggies soak up all the tasty flavours and the sauce. Oh boy, it’s awesome. It’s creamy, savoury, and just a bit herby – it’s like the best comfort food ever.

I first had this dish on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I was hanging out with friends, and one of them brought a big pot of Mary Berry Chicken Casserole. 

I took one bite, and I was hooked. The creamy goodness mixed with the hearty chicken and veggies made me ask for more. After that day, I started making it all the time.

Ingredients To Make Mary Berry Chicken Casserole

For The Chicken Casserole

  • Chicken thighs = 8 
  • Salt and pepper (to season)
  • Sunflower oil = 1 teaspoon 
  • Smoked streaky bacon (diced) = 8 strips 
  • Large onion finely (diced) = 1
  • Garlic (minced) = ½ teaspoon 
  • Mushrooms (sliced) = 200 g (7 oz) 
  • Salt = ½ teaspoon 
  • Ground black pepper = ½ teaspoon 
  • Dried thyme or mixed herbs = 1 teaspoon 
  • Fresh sage leaves or small sage sprigs = 4 
  • Bay leaves = 2 
  • Dry white wine = 120 ml (½ cup)
  • Hot chicken stock from a stock cube = 120 ml (½ cup) 
  • Full-fat creme fraiche or sour cream = 250 g (1 cup)
  • Xanthan gum or 2 teaspoons cornflour diluted in a little cold water = 1 teaspoon 

For The Fried Sage 

  • Unsalted butter = 1 tablespoon
  • Large fresh sage leaves

How To Make Mary Berry Chicken Casserole

Step 1

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil, brown chicken, and set aside.

Step 2

Pan-fry bacon until fat renders. Add onions, and garlic, and cook until soft.

Step 3

Add mushrooms, salt, pepper, and herbs, and cook till browned.

Step 4

Stir in white wine, chicken stock, sage, and bay leaves, and add chicken.

Step 5

Simmer covered in a 160°C (325°F) oven for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Uncover, and cook for 10 minutes. Or simmer on the stove for 20 minutes.

Step 7

Stir in creme fraiche, and thicken with xanthan gum or diluted cornflour.

Step 8

Pan-fry sage leaves in butter until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.

Step 9

Remove bay leaves, check seasoning, and top with crispy sage leaves.

Step 10

Serve with mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash for a Keto option. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Before you put the chicken in the pot, give it a quick sear. This makes it taste even better.
  • If you have fresh herbs, go ahead and use them. They make the dish extra special.
  • Don’t have fresh veggies? No problem. Frozen veggies work just as well, and they’re super easy.

FAQs

Can I use chicken without bones for this recipe?

Of course! Boneless chicken works great in Mary Berry Chicken Casserole. Just remember to cook it a bit less because it cooks faster than chicken with bones.

Can I make this casserole a day before I eat it?

Absolutely! This casserole actually gets even tastier when it sits for a while. Make it a day ahead, and the flavours will become best friends.

What To Eat With Mary Berry Chicken Casserole?

Now, let’s talk about what goes well with this casserole:

  • Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect best friend for this dish. They soak up the yummy sauce like a sponge.
  • Crusty Bread: A slice of crusty bread to wipe your plate clean. Yes, please!
  • Green Salad: For a bit of freshness, a simple salad with light dressing is a great choice.
  • Steamed Broccoli: Keep it simple with some steamed broccoli. The bright green colour makes your plate look pretty.
  • Rice: Fluffy white rice is a classic side that goes great with this hearty dish.

How To Store Leftovers?

If you somehow have leftovers (which is rare because it’s so good), here’s what to do:

  • In the Fridge: Put any extra casserole in a container with a lid and keep it in the fridge. It should stay good for 3-4 days.
  • In the Freezer: Want to keep it even longer? Freeze the casserole in a container that’s safe for the freezer. It’ll be yummy for about 2-3 months. Just thaw it and heat it up when you want more.

In Closing

In the world of tasty and comforting food, Mary Berry Chicken Casserole is like the king or queen. It’s simple, filling, and super tasty. 

This dish is perfect for family get-togethers, potlucks, or when you just want some cozy comfort food. 

So, give it a try, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it just as much as I do. Enjoy your cooking!

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Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe

Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe

Do you want some warm and cozy food that makes you feel really good inside? Try this Mary Berry Chicken Casserole Recipe. It's like a big hug for your tummy. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For The Chicken Casserole

  • Chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper (to season)
  • 1 teaspoon  Sunflower oil
  • 8 strips  Smoked streaky bacon (diced)
  • 1 Large onion finely (diced)
  • ½ teaspoon  Garlic (minced)
  • 200 g Mushrooms (sliced) (7 oz) 
  • ½ teaspoon  Salt
  • ½ teaspoon  Ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon  Dried thyme or mixed herbs
  • Fresh sage leaves or small sage sprigs
  • Bay leaves
  • 120 ml Dry white wine (½ cup)
  • 120 ml Hot chicken stock from a stock cube (½ cup) 
  • 250 g Full-fat creme fraiche or sour cream (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon  Xanthan gum or 2 teaspoons cornflour diluted in a little cold water

For The Fried Sage 

  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • Large fresh sage leaves

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil, brown chicken, and set aside.
  • Pan-fry bacon until fat renders. Add onions, and garlic, and cook until soft.
  • Add mushrooms, salt, pepper, and herbs, and cook till browned.
  • Stir in white wine, chicken stock, sage, and bay leaves, and add chicken.
  • Simmer covered in a 160°C (325°F) oven for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover, and cook for 10 minutes. Or simmer on the stove for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in creme fraiche, and thicken with xanthan gum or diluted cornflour.
  • Pan-fry sage leaves in butter until crispy. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Remove bay leaves, check seasoning, and top with crispy sage leaves.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash for a Keto option. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Before you put the chicken in the pot, give it a quick sear. This makes it taste even better.
  • If you have fresh herbs, go ahead and use them. They make the dish extra special.
  • Don’t have fresh veggies? No problem. Frozen veggies work just as well, and they’re super easy.
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