I was craving a good casserole one day – partly because it sounded delicious, and partly because anything that can be cooked altogether in one pot is exactly my cuppa tea.
Problem. Absolutely NO idea how to make it.
Solution. Colman’s Chicken Casserole.
Yes, I know. I have traded full and heavenly homemade flavours for cheap and easy instant casserole mix. I caved. I hear gasps circulating through the foodie world to the admission of this unforgiveable crime.
I am such a drama queen *grin*.
In any case, here are the instructions on the packet.
One and a half hours in the oven?! *looks incredulous* And I thought this was supposed to be instant.
Did I follow the instructions? Obviously not, I never do.
Colman’s chicken casserole mix
4 diced skinless chicken thighs
2 diced carrots
2 diced red onions (I would prefer normal onions, but this was all I had)
Water (I didn’t measure this)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare garlic, red onions and carrots in a pot. Brocolli to the side to add in later (don’t like it to be too soft).
- In a separate bowl, mix contents of the Colman’s Chicken Casserole sachet with water. I thought it didn’t look too bad.
- Place chicken in the pot with the garlic, onions and carrots and pour the sauce over. Yes I know, I need a bigger pot. But this was the biggest I had!
- Put on the stove until fully cooked and carrots soften (unless you want to bake it for one and half hours). Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. My pot was clearly too small to add in my brocolli so I cooked that separately.
- I served it with rice because I love rice.
So I have to admit, doesn’t quite look like proper casserole. And definitely nothing like the photo on the packet! But it tasted okay – I wasn’t exactly expecting wonders when cooking from a sachet mix.
Didn’t quite satisfy my craving though, so I’ll have to learn to cook it properly.
At least I didn’t use a boil-in-a-bag casserole.