Le Creuset Chicken Casserole

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Coming up a classic, Le Creuset Chicken Casserole, the ultimate in comfort food on a chilly autumnal evening…

Does anyone else love a free recipe booklet? I think they have the best recipes and are a great source of inspiration. I have just received the John Lewis’ ‘Cook Edition’, a free quarterly food publication. With sixteen pages this autumn edition includes recipes for Chocolate fondue and Sticky cider Sausages with Cabbage and Apple Slaw. There is a recipe for one of my faves, cinnamon rolls and tips and tools for preserving which is the ultimate autumnal job.

COOK Edition

Each recipe comes with lovely shiny tool recommendations:

John Lewis Cook Edition

I was asked to try the one pot Le Creuset Chicken Casserole and was sent a beautiful Le Creuset casserole dish to cook it in. The Cook Edition also has One Pot Tips which are really interesting, for instance don’t use too large a dish as the liquid can reduce too quickly making the food dry out, and make sure all vegetables are cut in similar sizes to allow for even cooking. There are some great ideas of how to make the most of Le Creuset casserole dishes here too; bread, cake, stuffed vegetables…

Le Creuset Chicken Casserole recipe…

Le Creuset Classic Chicken Casserole
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Author: COOK Edition John Lewis
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 whole chicken (1.5-1.75kg) cut into 8
  • 250g bacon, cubed
  • 12 small shallots, peeled & quartered
  • 2 small leeks, trimmed & sliced
  • 200g baby button mushrooms
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • 400g small new potatoes
  • 2tbsp cornflour mixed with 3-4 tbsp cold water
  • Small handful of chopped fresh parsley
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a 24 cm casserole dish over a low to medium
  2. Season the chicken with salt & pepper
  3. Sear the chicken until browned and remove from the dish
  4. Add the bacon & cook until browned, then remove
  5. Add the remaining oil & cook the shallots until golden, remove
  6. Add the mushrooms & stir fry for 1-2 mins, then remove
  7. De-glaze the casserole with the stock & bring to the boil
  8. Add the potatoes & Chicken to the stock & bring nack to the boil
  9. Put the lid on & reduce the heat, simmer until the chicken is cooked & the potatoes tender
  10. Add the bacon, leeks, shallots & mushrooms to the dish
  11. Stir in the cornflour mixture & stir until thickened
  12. Season & add chopped parsley
  13. Serve with green vegetables & bread

Le Creuset The Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish looks great from hob to table, a very elegant but sturdy table piece. It is also oven safe, suitable for all hobs including induction and is great at retaining heat so the food stays warm when at the table. The 24 cm diameter dish has a 4.2 litre capacity serving 4-5 people.  The dishes come in a huge range of colours, I love mine and you may think that it will get stained easily but it literally wipes clean extremely easily. Suffice to say I am stroking my new dish lovingly. Next time I am going to try this Easy One Pot Chicken Casserole as we love whole grain mustard.

Le Creuset Chicken Casserole

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Le Creuset Chicken Casserole


Disclosure: I received a Le Creuset Casserole dish and vouchers to purchase food for this recipe but all opinions are my own.

This post contains affiliate links which means when you click on the link & purchase something I may earn commission from that sale at no extra cost to you. However, all opinions and words are my own. 




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4 thoughts on “Warm your cockles with a classic- Le Creuset Chicken Casserole

  1. I have a faux-Creuset pot, love the look of your real one! Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to try it x

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm
    1. I am sure Faux is just as good…excuse the spelling errors, I have been double checking everything due to jet lag but still seemed to miss something and my plugin won’t let me change it. x

      Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  2. I am constantly looking for inspiration, that casserole looks lovely and so does the dish!

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    1. The children loved it, and the dish….it’s a beauty isn’t it.

      Posted on September 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm