Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole, Rich, Tasty and Filling
Slow cooker chicken casserole with bacon, celery and sweetcorn; served with broccoli and green beans.
This slow cooker chicken casserole is one of my favourites. Simple to prepare and using cheap readily available ingredients, this slow cooker chicken casserole recipe is rich, tasty and filling. Ideal to have ready after a cold day.
Ingredients for this Chicken Casserole Slow Cooker Recipe
500 gms. (1 lb.) Chicken Thighs.
Three thick bacon rashers
Two medium onions
Five large sticks of celery
Cup-full of sweetcorn
Clove of garlic
Three tablespoons tomato puree
250 ml. (1/2 pint) chicken stock (fresh or cube)
Can of lager beer (optional, but will add richness)
Bay leaf and/or dried mixed herbs, (optional)
Chop the celery into small pieces, put celery and sweetcorn into the slow cooker.
Pull the skin off the chicken thighs, trim off the small remaining amount of fat and brown in a frying pan with the bacon, chopped onions and crushed garlic. Add tomato puree to the pan for the last minute, stirring continuously, then add to slow cooker.
Add a couple of bay leaves and dried mixed herbs.
Add the chicken stock and beer (more stock if not adding beer) to the slow cooker, bringing the fluid level to just below the top of the ingredients.
Cook for six to eight hours on low, or three to four hours on high.
Start to cook broccoli and green beans in a pan 20 minutes before serving.
Tip: if using a stock cube, don't add salt
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