Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 05 min
Cooking: 4 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 388 kCal 19%
Fat 18g 26%
  -  Saturates 9g 45%
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  • Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake is a great family recipe made with chicken thighs, mushrooms and cheese. This recipe uses chicken thighs, which are a cheaper cut of chicken but are so tender, meaning you’ll save some money with this easy slow cooker recipe. Make a double batch and freeze one, which you can cook from frozen another day.

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    • 8 skinless and boneless chicken thighs
    • 2tbsp seasoned flour
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 250g button mushrooms, wiped clean
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 2tsp fresh thyme leaves
    • 200ml hot chicken stock
    • 2 x 30g bag unsalted crisps
    • 100g Gruyere, grated


    • In a bag, shake the chicken with the seasoned flour until well coated. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker.

    • Add the onion, mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Pour over the hot stock and cover, set the slow cooker to medium-high and leave for 3-4 hours.

    • Once cooked through and tender turn off the cooker and divide the mixture between 4 foil dishes and allow to cool. Once cooled, scatter over the crisps and cheese, cover with a lid and freeze. Or eat as a casserole with mash.

    • Cook from frozen at 160C, gas 2 for 1 hour. Or decant the casserole into a baking dish, add the criosps and cheese topping and bake for 30 mins at 200C, gas 6.

    Top tip for making Slow cooker cheesy chicken bake

    If you don't own a slow cooker you could try this recipe in a casserole dish in the oven on a low heat

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