Winter is all about warming drinks and hearty food.
Being comfy-cosy at all times is my ultimate goal this time of year and nothing says cosy to me like a family meals that leaves you full, satisfied, and even a little bit sleepy – and a chicken casserole with creamy mash ticks all those boxes for me.
So here is my take on the perfect chicken casserole with creamy mash…
- 3/4 chicken breasts
- One packet of Schwartz Chicken Casserole (you can get yours from Tesco!)
- 1 medium onion
- 3 carrots
First things first you want to place the chicken and sliced onions into a small casserole dish and pop it into a pre-heated oven . While the chicken is in the oven, chop up the carrots and add them to a pan of simmering water – let these simmer on a low heat for around 10 minutes.
Drain the water from the carrots (saving around 1/2 pint of the water) and place the carrots in the casserole dish with the chicken and onions. Next take your Schwartz Chicken Casserole* mix packet and mix it with the water from the carrots and pour all over the chicken, onions and carrots – cover the dish (if you don’t have a lid you can use tin foil) and pop in the over for around 45 minutes.
REMEMBER to remove the lid/foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
- Potato’s (as many as you need)
- 50g salted butter
- 150ml milk
- 1-2 tsp Dijon mustard
Peel and roughly chop up your potatoes and cover in cold water, then boil until they are soft or break apart when speared with a knife. Drain water and start to mash gradually adding the milk and butter. Once all the lumps are gone – salt and pepper to taste and stir in the Dijon mustard.
Plate it up, dig in, and enjoy!
I made this meal at home for my parents and they loved it so much they licked their plates clean (no exaggeration)! My mum is a traditional cook and typically likes to make her own mixes and sauces herself but she is fascinated by this Schwartz mix and can’t wait to try some of the others from their range.
From my point of view from the one who was cooking the meal… from start to finish it took me around 1 hour to prep and cook which is perfect for a weekday evening meal and it tasted so good I wish I made made enough for seconds (my diet is happy I didn’t).
All I could do afterwards was cosy up with a cuppa and feel content.
Let me know if you try out this recipe by tagging me in your post on instagram or twitter, or comment below your favourite winter-warming recipe!
*Schwartz have gifted me (this product), but all views are my own*