Chicken and Bacon Casserole

PennyBy Penny  ,   

September 3, 2017

Chicken thighs are cheap and tastier then breast - great in this recipe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yields: 4 servings


8 chicken thighs

4 rashers of bacon chopped

1 onion diced

1carrot chopped

500-800g baby new potatoes

Chicken stock about a pint

Chicken seasoning - homemade or shop bought

Mixed herbs

Cornflour to thicken

Salt and pepper


1Season the thighs with the chicken seasoning - let them sit for at least 20 minutes

2Brown the chicken thighs in a pan in a little oil - or skin them and cook the skin and use the fat from that

3Remove them to a plate

4Add in the bacon and get it crisp - remove and put with the chicken

5Add in the carrots , onions and potatoes .

6When they have some colour add a little stock scraping all the bits from the pan.

7Add in the rest of the stock and herbs

8Put in the chicken and bacon and any juices from the plate , stir to combine

9Add a little salt and pepper

10Put a lid on and cook on the hob for about 45-60 mins

11In the oven at 160c for 1.5 hrs

12In a slow cooker for 6-8 hrs

13In a pressure cooker for 15 mins

14Add the cornflour water paste for last 15 mins and stir through

15If using a pressure cooker add it when finished and sauté for 2-3 minutes . Only use 0.5-0.75 pint of stock

16Check seasoning and serve .

Get the chicken skin crispy if you can and sit the thighs on top of the casserole


10 Reviews


March 4, 2018

Chicken seasoning what’s best one to buy for this and from where ?

Kirsty Browitt

September 26, 2017

Could you use chicken breast for this. My other half is fussy n won’t eat thighs

Rosie Whitley

September 10, 2017

Just had this for Sunday tea. Very tasty and easy to do. Served 4 of us (two adults and two children) and plenty left over. Will definitely be making again.

Carolyn Arnott

September 3, 2017

Lyndsey Johnstone Ian Hodkin

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

September 3, 2017

I’d advise browning the chicken . P

Laura Scarth

September 3, 2017

With it been in the slow cooker, would I still need to slowly cook the chicken and bacon? X

Justyna Machaj

September 3, 2017

Very nice recipe, I have ys casserole mix in freezer and Schwartz chicken casserole mix in cupboard so something to use 🙂

Samantha Myers

September 3, 2017


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