Quick chicken casserole

A tasty meal that can be on the table in under an hour.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Our quick chicken casserole is packed full of the fresh flavours of lemon, thyme, wine, and potatoes and can be on the table in under an hour.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 baby new potatoes (400g), halved
  • 2 small red onions (200g), quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 chicken thigh cutlets (1.2kg)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup (125ml) dry white wine
  • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
  • 250 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 100 grams baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • crusty bread, to serve


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large casserole dish over medium heat. Add potato and onion, cut-sides down; cook for 1½ minutes each side or until browned. Add garlic and thyme; stir for 1 minute or until fragrant; remove vegetables and thyme from pan.
  • 2
    Make 3 deep cuts into the skin-side of each cutlet. Heat same pan over high heat; cook chicken, skin-side down, for 2 minutes, turn, cook for a further 2 minutes or until browned. Top with potato mixture.
  • 3
    Add lemon juice, wine and stock to pan; season well. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium; simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook for a further 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and potato is tender.
  • 4
    Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Serve casserole sprinkled with parsley, and accompany with crusty bread to mop up the cooking juices.

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