Chicken and Veg Casserole

This is a one pot meal that would be perfect for Thanksgiving! It is hearty,filling and loaded with veggies and protein

Ingredients:-

3 boneless chicken legs

6 medium tomatoes

8-10 garlic cloves

1 medium onion

200gms mozarella cheese

pizza mix or italian mix to taste

salt,pepper to taste

1 tsp of red chilly flakes

1 cup of pasta uncooked

1 zucchini

200 gms button mushrooms

Procedure

  1. Start by chopping the zucchini and mushrooms
  2. Deseed the tomatoes and cut them into rough chunks. Puree them in a food processor
  3. Chop the garlic and onion
  4. In a saucepan add a tbsp of butter( I used the garlic butter from Amul) and add the garlic to the pan. Once the garlic becomes golden brown add the onion and fry till the onion turns translucent.
  5. Add the chopped zucchini and mushroom and saute for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato puree and let it come to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Add a tbsp of pizza mix and the chilly flakes.
  7. Season the boneless chicken legs with salt and pepper and fry them in a pan till it gets lightly brown on both sides. We only want to seal the chicken here.
  8. Add the chicken pieces to the tomato and veg mixture along with half a cup of water and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cover and cook on a low flame for 40 minutes.
  10. After that take the boneless chicken legs out and shred them into tiny pieces. Add them back into the saucepan.
  11. Boil a cup of pasta as per package instructions and drain. Add this cooked pasta to the saucepan
  12. Grate the 200 gms of mozarella cheese and add this to the saucepan as well. Give it a good mix and let the entire mixture cook on a low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  13. Put in a casserole dish and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins at 180C.
  14. Your delicious bake is ready.
Chicken Casserole
  Chop up an onion and around 10-12 garlic cloves  
Chicken Casserole
Chop up one medium zucchini and 200 gms of white button mushrooms     
Chicken Casserole
Chop and deseed 6 medium tomatoes and puree with a tsp of sugar and salt to taste
Chicken Casserole
Add a knob of butter to a saucepan and saute the onions and garlic till the onion turns golden brown

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole
Add the tomato puree and a tbsp of pizza seasoning and let it cook on low flame for 5 minutes
Chicken Casserole
Add the zucchini and mushrooms and mix for 2 minutes
Chicken Casserole
Sear 3 boneless chicken legs on both sides and season them well with salt and pepper
Chicken Casserole
Add the boneless chicken legs to the saucepan and cover and cook on a low-medium flame alongwith half cup of water for 45 minutes

 

Chicken Casserole
Remove the chicken after 45 minutes and shred into small pieces. Add the pieces back into the saucepan
Chicken Casserole
Grate 200 gms of mozarella cheese and set aside
Chicken Casserole
Mix in the boiled pasta to the pan
Chicken Casserole
Add in the grated cheese and stir everything in till well incorporated
Chicken Casserole
Put in a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish and bake with a foil covering it for 15-20 minutes

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole
This is perfect even the next day as leftovers!

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