Most people like chicken so it’s always good on these cold evenings to have a handy healthy recipe that offers instant comfort and taste to everyone. We’ve played around with ingredients for a healthy recipe that complements our plan and the “judges” deemed our chicken casserole to be one of the tastiest. There’s sweet potato fans in the house so we think that swung the decision!

When we post a healthy recipe it is always one that works with our plan. However, you should always be mindful of your allowances and only serve a portion that complies with your individual allowances.

The other thing to think about with this dish is that if you’re super organised you can double up on ingredients and freeze half for another day. This ensures you stay on track on evenings where you’re feeling a little tired.

Healthy recipe – Chicken Casserole

Serves 6 – Nutritional and basic plans only.

Ingredients:

6 chicken breasts

4 carrots

2 onions

1 sweet potato

½ butternut squash(optional)

2-3 sticks of celery

1-2 leeks

Cauliflour florets

Tin of tomatoes (optional)

1 litre chicken stock (2 low salt stock cubes)

Method:

Heat oven to 180C

Chop and fry onions. Fry in 1 cal spray until soft (not brown)

Cut chicken into cubes and cook for 3-4 minuyes. Set aside.

Peel and chop sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, leeks, celery.

Add to casserole dish with cauliflour, chicken and onions. Pour in tomatoes if using. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover ingredients with stock.

Cook in oven for 2 hours.

Blog Post by Claire Jackson