Spiced chicken casserole recipe
Spiced Chicken Casserole Recipe
If you’re looking for a warm and comforting meal that’s packed with flavor, this Spiced Chicken Casserole recipe is sure to hit the spot. The tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and aromatic spices come together in a deliciously rich and satisfying dish that’s perfect for chilly nights.
- 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz)
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: Preparing the Chicken
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Step 2: Sauteing the Vegetables
Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the skillet and sauté until the vegetables are slightly softened, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Step 3: Creating the Spiced Roux
Add the flour, cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the spices are fragrant and the mixture is well combined.
Step 4: Adding the Liquid Ingredients
Slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice) and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
Step 5: Assembling the Casserole
Return the chicken to the skillet and add the frozen peas. Stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 6: Cooking the Casserole
Transfer the contents of the skillet to a 9×13 inch baking dish, making sure the chicken and vegetables are evenly distributed. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Step 7: Finishing the Casserole
Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot with your favorite accompaniments.
This Spiced Chicken Casserole recipe serves 6 and can be easily doubled for larger crowds. It also makes great leftovers, so be sure to save some for lunch the next day!
With this flavorful and satisfying recipe, you’ll have a delicious meal that’s sure to warm you up on cold nights. Enjoy!