Rich Italian Chicken Casserole

rich italian chicken casserole

Rich Italian Chicken Casserole

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This Italian Chicken Casserole recipe is a cozy and comforting dish that will keep your belly full and your kitchen clean.
Servings: 4
Calories: 645


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced thickly
  • thinly pared rind and juice of 1 small orange
  • 4 floz chicken stock
  • 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 oz sun-dried tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 3/4 oz pitted black olives
  • salt and pepper
  • orange rind and thyme sprigs to garnish
  • crusty fresh bread to serve


  • ln a heavy or non-stick large frying pan (skillet), fry the chicken without fat over a fairly high heat, turning occasionally until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, drain off any excess fat from the chicken and transfer to a flameproof casserole.
  • Add the oil to the pan and fry the onion, garlic and (bell) pepper over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to the casserole.
  • Add the orange rind and juice, chicken stock, canned tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes to the casserole and stir to combine.
  • Bring to the boil then cover the casserole with a lid and simmer very gently over a low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add the chopped fresh thyme and pitted black olives, then adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Scatter orange rind and thyme over the casserole to garnish, and serve with crusty bread.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes have a dense texture and concentrated taste, and add intense flavour to slow-cooking casseroles.
Calories: 645 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 40 g
Fat: 47g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 222 mg
Sodium: 1153 mg
Potassium: 1049 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 1419 IU
Vitamin C: 55 mg
Calcium: 83 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Dishes Casseroles
Cuisine Italian
Ingredients Chicken
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