If you’re ever pressed for time, but want to feed your family something nutritious, then you can’t go far wrong with this quick casserole. It can be cooked in one large pan on the hob, and makes enough for 4 portions. We tend to have two adult portions for dinner, box two for lunches.
3 large chicken breasts
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, sliced (or a handful from the freezer)
1 onion, chopped
Tablespoon of dried herbs
Handful of kale
1/4 cup of tomato puree or good quality tomato sauce
2 teaspoons of cornflour (optional)
small tin of beans – berlotti, canellini or similar (optional)
Dice the chicken and brown in a large pan on the hob, with a little oil and the onion. Add the sweet potatoes and carrots and stir. Pour over the stock – just enough to cover everything and simmer for 15 minutes. The sauce will have started to reduce. If you prefer it thicker, then sprinkle in a couple of teaspoons of cornflour. Add the Kale and tomato paste/ sauce, and the dried herbs. Now would be a good time to add in beans if you want to use them.
Leave for five minutes and then serve. I like this on it’s own with some crusty bread, but it’s also nice with potatoes. If using tinned potatoes (don’t scoff!), add them with the kale. You can also cook baby new potatoes with this but add them at the beginning if so and add a little extra stock to cover if needed.