Creamy chicken casserole

Creamy chicken casserole

This dish is a simple and easy to make crowd pleaser. Although I don’t feel this dish is my favourite, it’s a nice recipe to have and seems to always be enjoyed by just about everyone.

I usually make it for a large group of people. Easy, affordable and quick, this comfort dish is great served over rice, potatoes or pasta!

Let me know what you guys think!

DifficultyBeginner

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 4 chicken breasts
 2 tbsp oil
 ½ cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
 1 onion, diced
 3 cloves of garlic, minced
 3 tbsp butter
 3 tbsp flour
 1 ½ cups chicken stock
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 cup half and half
 salt and pepper to taste

1

Preheat the oven to 350. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium high heat, until very hot and shimmering.

2

Slice your chicken horizontally into 3-5 1/2" thick slices. Season generously with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken into seasoned flour. Lay in one layer, without overcrowding the pan, in your preheated skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. You are just looking to brown the chicken, not cook it all the way through. That will be done in the oven. You may need to do this step in batches. Lay your seared chicken into 9x13 baking dish.

3

In the same skillet, melt the butter, work to scrape any delicious brown chicken bits stuck to the pan (fond.) Cook your mushrooms until they turn golden. Then cook the onions for about 5 minutes until softened. Add flour and cook for about 3 minutes to cook off the raw flour taste. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Pour a little bit of stock (maybe 1/2 cup) and whisk vigorously to form it into thick paste. Pour the rest of the stock in a steady stream, whisking and working out any lumps. Add cream while whisking and bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pour the mixture over the chicken.

4

Cover your baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with parsley and serve over pasta, chicken or rice, if desired.

Ingredients

 4 chicken breasts
 2 tbsp oil
 ½ cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
 1 onion, diced
 3 cloves of garlic, minced
 3 tbsp butter
 3 tbsp flour
 1 ½ cups chicken stock
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 cup half and half
 salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium high heat, until very hot and shimmering.

2

Slice your chicken horizontally into 3-5 1/2" thick slices. Season generously with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken into seasoned flour. Lay in one layer, without overcrowding the pan, in your preheated skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. You are just looking to brown the chicken, not cook it all the way through. That will be done in the oven. You may need to do this step in batches. Lay your seared chicken into 9x13 baking dish.

3

In the same skillet, melt the butter, work to scrape any delicious brown chicken bits stuck to the pan (fond.) Cook your mushrooms until they turn golden. Then cook the onions for about 5 minutes until softened. Add flour and cook for about 3 minutes to cook off the raw flour taste. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Pour a little bit of stock (maybe 1/2 cup) and whisk vigorously to form it into thick paste. Pour the rest of the stock in a steady stream, whisking and working out any lumps. Add cream while whisking and bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pour the mixture over the chicken.

4

Cover your baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with parsley and serve over pasta, chicken or rice, if desired.

Creamy chicken casserole

Make it Gluten-Free: replace flour with good-quality all purpose gluten free flour, ensure all your ingredients are gluten free, including the chicken stock. Serve with Gluten-Free sides, such as rice.

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