Chicken casserole

This is my dad’s favorite. Since I have taken over the cooking, I have never attempted to make it. I always thought it was complicated and was daunted to even try it.image

But for Father’s day, I threw caution to the wind and tried my hand at it. Its actually really really simple.

Equipment:

  • 1 x rectangular Pyrex dish.

Ingredients:

  • 6 x medium sized potatoes.
  • 4 x drum sticks and 4 x breast portions of chicken.
  • 1 x 420g Koo Baked beans in tomatoe sauce.
  • 2 x onions.
  • salt and pepper.
  • tumeric powder… enough to sprinkle over all the chicken pieces.
  • masala powder… enough to sprinkle over all the chicken pieces.
  • thyme.
  • 2 x ripe tomatoes.
  • 2 x cups cake flour.
  • Grated nutmeg

Method:

  • Peel the potatoes and chop in quarters, boil till soft, drain, season with salt and add 1/4 x cup milk. Mash until a creamy mash potatoe is formed.imageimage
  • Rub the chicken pieces with salt, sprinkle the tumeric and masala over the chicken and then rub into into the chicken.
  • In a plate pour the cake flour and mix it with some salt and pepper.image
  • Heat oil in a pan over a medium heat, dip the rubbed down chicken pieces in the flour, ensuring that the entire chicken is covered in flour.image
  • Fry till golden brown all over.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on hand towel.
  • Slice the onions and fry till soft, remove from oil and also drain on hand towel.
  • Lightly grease your Pyrex dish with some margarine.
  • Layer the fried chicken on the bottom.image
  • Pour the bake beans over the chicken.
  • Slice the tomatoes evenly and sprinkle with salt and pepper on each side, rub nicely in.image
  • Place the fried onions ontop of the bake beans.image
  • Place your tomatoes over the onion.image
  • Sprinkle thyme generously over the top of the tomatoes.
  • Spoon the mash potatoe over the top and evenly spread, then take a fork and gentle run it over the top.image
  • Grate the nutmeg over the top and place blobs of butter ontop.image
  • Pop in a preheated oven at 180 degrees and bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the mash potatoe is lightly golden.

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