Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole

We made this recipe last night. It was delicious and share-worthy :>)

Take it from Australia's members, even the kids will adore this chicken casserole recipe.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets, halved crossways
  • 1 large bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs lemon thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Maille wholegrain mustard
  • 400g orange sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 1 quantity caramelised onions (see note)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Remove to a plate.
  2. Add fennel, thyme and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add wine and mustard. Cook for 3 minutes. Add sweet potato and stock. Bring to the boil. Return chicken to pan. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add cream. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes (do not return to the boil as sauce might spit). Stir in caramelised onions. Serve.


  • To freeze: Allow to cool for 1 hour. Spoon into a 4 cup-capacity airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat: Thaw in the fridge for 24 hours. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 15 to 18 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until heated through. Caramelised onions: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over low heat. Add 2 thinly sliced large red onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until soft. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

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