Autumn favourites – Chicken Casserole

Still got root veg to use up, so today’s delight is a Chicken casserole, chopped swede, parsnips, carrot, onion and leek with diced skinless, bones chicken thighs which I found at the bottom of the freezer drawer, with a bit of freezer burn as the bag had split – not that that makes a difference in a casserole πŸ˜„


I put it all in the slow cooker with a pack of casserole mix from Aldi at 29p it would cost more to buy theΒ herbs etc


switched on low at 6:30 am when I leave for work, ready to eat at 6 when Hubby is home and sorted – some home grown runner beans from our neighbors and some home made frozen Yorkshire puddings – yum…..

img_1078My slow cooker was a wedding gift from my first marriage over 25 years ago, It is fab and has outlasted more of the modern versions, it cooks better too, I think it’s cooks at a lower temperature.


I cut up the Chicken Thighs into quarters and stir in to the root veg and add some chopped and frozen Leeks, from the current Super 6 at Aldi, I added 350 ml of water to the packet mix and add to slow cooker, switch it on and leave it – the packet mix advises 450 ml water, but as the slow cooker doesn’t evaporate, I put in less.


How simple and delicious is that 😍


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

7 thoughts on “Autumn favourites – Chicken Casserole”

    1. I use 4 eggs, plain flour, about a small mug full, a bit of salt and pepper, very cold water, whisk to make it double cream thickness, leave for a good couple of hours, heat oil in you pan for a good 15-20 mins then whisk again and pour mix into the pan, then straight into a very hot oven 200 fan for 30-40 mins.

      I always make a dozen at a time, so we have spare for the freezer, unless the kids are home, then they disappear πŸ™„πŸ˜‰


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