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Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe

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When the colder nights come there is nothing better in our household than a nice slow cooker dinner. This easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe is ALWAYS a winner. It is a great way to enjoy lots of vegetables, is frugal and takes just minutes to prepare too. You can spend just 5-10 minutes getting this ready and in your slow cooker pot and then leave it to cook for the whole day.

This easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe can cook on low all day, or even overnight, or can be cooked on high in just a few hours, for those days when you don’t have time. If you want to get started right away with my easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe then skip to the end of this post for the full recipe card.

Slow cooker chicken casserole once cooked

Ingredients for my easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe

10g butter

10ml olive oil

2 medium onions

350g chicken breast pieces

1 tbsp plain flour

Garlic salt

400g potatoes

200g carrots (or 1 tin of sliced carrots)

300g mushrooms (or 1 tin of sliced mushrooms)

500ml chicken stock (I use 2 low-salt stock cubes)

1 tsp English mustard

1 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp celery salt

2 bay leaves

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Method for my easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe

Chop the onion and fry in the butter and olive oil until lightly brown.

Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe - browning the onions

Add the onion to the slow cooker pot.

Wash potatoes and chop into bitesize pieces.

Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe - add the potatoes

Season and flour your chicken breast pieces. Brown lightly in a pan. As I was in a hurry I did not cook through but just seared the outside of each piece.

Browning the chicken for the slow cooker chicken casserole

Add your carrots, mushrooms, mustard, celery salt and herbs.

Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe - add the carrots, mushrooms, mustard & herbs

Add 500ml of chicken stock.

Stir well.

Add 2 bay leaves.

Easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe - the finished casserole

Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Can be left longer if desired, including overnight on low.

Remove bay leaves and serve.

Slow cooker chicken casserole once cooked
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Simple slow cooker chicken casserole recipe:

Slow cooker chicken casserole once cooked
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easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword casserole, chicken, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 10 g butter
  • 10 ml olive oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 350 g chicken breast pieces
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 400 g potatoes bite-sized dice
  • 200 g carrots or 1 tin of sliced carrots
  • 300 g mushrooms or 1 tin of sliced mushrooms
  • 500 ml chicken stock I use 2 low-salt stock cubes
  • 1 tsp  English mustard
  • 1 tsp  thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions

  1. Chop the onion and fry in the butter and olive oil until lightly brown.
  2. Add the onion to the slow cooker pot.
  3. Wash potatoes and chop into bitesize pieces then add to slow cooker pot.

  4. Season and flour your chicken breast pieces. Brown lightly in a pan. As I was in a hurry I did not cook through but just seared the outside of each piece.
  5. Add your carrots, mushrooms, mustard, celery salt and herbs.
  6. Add 500ml of chicken stock.
  7. Stir well.
  8. Add 2 bay leaves.
  9. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Can be left longer if desired, including overnight on low.
  10. Remove bay leaves and serve.

I love how this easy slow cooker chicken casserole recipe takes just minutes to prepare. It is perfect for the mornings when you have school runs, are racing off to work or just short on time/effort.

Want to make a chicken casserole with dumplings?

Ingredients for dumplings:

100g plain flour

50g suet

Enough water until you get a wet, slightly sticky dough – I usually find a couple of tablespoons are enough

Method for chicken casserole dumplings:

Mix together the dough. Add the water very slowly so it doesn’t become too wet.

One hour before serving the casserole drop the dumplings in. I make 8-10 dumplings, so they are quite small, and 1 hour is sufficient time for them to be cooked and lovely and fluffy inside.

Can you make a chicken casserole with chicken soup?

Yes! Skip the chicken stock and use a can of soup instead for a richer, creamier casserole. Cream of chicken soup will work best!

Do you need to use chicken breast for this casserole recipe?

No! I use chicken breast as that is usually what I have in but chicken legs, chicken thighs or even chicken drumsticks can work really well for this recipe.

Want to add a splash of wine?

When you brown the chicken you’ll want to add the wine then, to cook off some of the alcohol!

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katykicker

Saturday 10th of November 2018

Thanks so much - it's So delicious! My husband just made it again this week and it was even better than I remembered.

Lindsey bray

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Think looks super yummy and so easy to make. I love my cooker but never think to do a chicken casserole usually it's gammon beef or pork to put with a dinner.

katykicker

Thursday 25th of October 2018

It's SO simple (and cheap!).

Stephanie

Monday 22nd of October 2018

We love our slow cooker, there is so many lovely recipes you can create with them. This looks very tasty

katykicker

Thursday 25th of October 2018

I can't get enough of using my slow cooker!

Sonia

Monday 22nd of October 2018

I really need to get my slow cooker out of the cupboard and get a bit more organised. I love making casseroles etc and this just looks absolutely delicious!

katykicker

Thursday 25th of October 2018

Do! It's great to come home to a hot dinner!

POLO&Lifestyle Magazine

Sunday 21st of October 2018

This is a very nice and yummy recipe for the colder days now, thank you for sharing.

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