Chicken casserole with dumplings in a serving bowl

Chicken casserole

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This comforting Dijon chicken casserole is an easy one-pot that will feed the family in just an hour, with buttery dumplings on top


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  • butter 25g
  • shallots 4, finely chopped
  • skinless, boneless chicken thighs 6, quartered into chunks
  • plain flour 2 tsp
  • white wine 300ml
  • chicken stock 150ml
  • double cream 150ml
  • tarragon 2 tsp of chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp of chopped
  • Dijon mustard 2 tsp


  • butter 100g, frozen
  • self-raising flour 200g
  • tarragon 1 tsp of chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley 2 tsp of chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the butter in a large ovenproof casserole, then add the shallots and cook gently until soft. Add the chicken, turning it until all the meat is opaque and slightly golden. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well. Add the wine, gradually stirring, then add the chicken stock. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the cream, herbs and mustard and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. To make the dumplings, roughly grate the butter and mix into the flour with the herbs and plenty of seasoning. Add 3-4 tbsp cold water and mix until you have a soft dough. Divide into 12 balls and sit them on top of the casserole.

  • Step 3

    Transfer to the oven for 20 minutes, until the dumplings are puffed and golden.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 838
  • Fat 38.1g
  • Saturates 32g
  • Carbs 43.9g
  • Fibre 2.8g
  • Protein 22.3g
  • Salt 1.6g