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chicken and sausage casserole in an enamel casserole pan served alongside a bowlful of creamy mashed potatoes and bowl of Yorkshire puddings

A warming, comforting chicken and sausage casserole that’s the perfect easy Sunday dinner. Super easy to make and cook and oh so good to eat! You’ll LOVE it!

Our delicious chicken and sausage casserole is just so simple to make and it tastes so good. It’s really good comfort food for a cold day.

It might just be a simple sausage stew with chicken and vegetables, but it’s the casserole the kids ask for the most. They just love it. It’s really satisfying and warming.

Chicken and sausage casserole ingredients

chicken and sausage casserole ingredients - chopped carrots, celery, onion, tomato puree, chicken breast and sausages

You’ll just need a few simple ingredients to make our delicious chicken and sausage stew.

  • 8 sausages – choose high meat content sausages, I use Heck sausages for my sausage stew as they’re 97% pork meat. 
  • 400g chicken breast – diced into bitesize pieces, save yourself time here and buy it ready diced.
  • 1 tbs olive oil – to brown the meat
  • 1 onion – roughly diced or chopped
  • 3 carrots – peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 2 sticks celery – sliced 
  • 700ml beef stock
  • 1 tbs tomato puree 
  • Salt and black pepper

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How to make chicken and sausage casserole

I use a cast iron casserole pan with a lid that’s hob and oven safe to make my sausage and chicken dish, if you don’t have one brown the sausages and chicken in a frying pan and then transfer to a casserole dish with a lid for the oven cooking.

  • Heat the oven – preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4 
  • Brown the chicken and sausages – add a splash of olive oil to the pan and brown the sausages and cook the diced chicken breast until it turns white coloured on the outside.
  • Add the vegetables – throw in the chopped onions, celery and carrots.
  • Add the beef stock and tomato puree – pour over the beef stock and add the tomato puree, season with salt and ground black pepper and give everything a gentle mix and stir around. Then put the lid on.
making chicken and sausage casserole in an enamel casserole pan with chicken, sausages, carrots, onions and celery
  • Cook in the oven – put the chicken and sausage casserole into the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. When it’s cooked thoroughly remove the chicken sausage stew from the oven – if the gravy needs thickening do this with a couple of tsp of cornflour mixed into a paste with cold water and then stirred through the gravy to thicken.

Make chicken and sausage casserole your way

  • Bulk it up – need your casserole to feed more people, then bulk it up. Add extra sausages or vegetables or try adding a can of butterbeans or brown lentils.
  • Go spicy – fancy a kick of heat? Stir some harissa paste through the gravy or add a pinch of chilli powder.
chicken and sausage casserole in an enamel casserole pan served alongside a bowlful of creamy mashed potatoes

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Can I make chicken and sausage casserole in the slow cooker?

Yes – you totally can make our stewed sausages and chicken in the slow cooker – here’s a few cooking tips to make sure it turns out tasty!

  • Always brown your sausages before adding to slow cooker stew – otherwise they look awful!
  • Reduce the amount of liquid added – slow cooker stews do tend to be quite watery if you add to much extra liquid – I’d use only 400ml for a slow cooker stew.
  • If you need to – you can thicken your stew by mixing a couple of tsp of cornflour into a paste with some cold water and stirring through the stew.

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What to serve with chicken and sausage casserole

I usually make this chicken and sausage dish as an easy Sunday dinner recipe, so I tend to add traditional Sunday dinner type side dishes…

  • Yorkshire puddings – I’m usually lazy and buy the Aunt Bessies Yorkshire puddings – I like my Sunday’s to be less cooking more family time. I sometimes add some Aunt Bessie stuffing balls too, because they go so well with chicken and sausage!
  • Mashed potatoes – you can’t beat a big bowlful of creamy mashed potatoes alongside a delicious chicken stew recipe. And if you fancy mash with a kick – try our mustard mash recipe here – it’s great with sausages.
  • Green vegetables – add a side of green vegetables – broccoli or some frozen vegetables from the freezer work great here.

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  • Spicy chicken casserole – go spicy with your chicken stew with this easy family recipe, perfect with rice and corn cobs – the whole family will love it!
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Yield: Serves 4

Sizzling chicken and sausage casserole

chicken and sausage casserole in an enamel casserole pan served alongside a bowlful of creamy mashed potatoes and bowl of Yorkshire puddings

A delcious simple chicken and sausage stew - so tasty and proper comfort food.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 8 sausages 
  • 400g chicken breast - diced 
  • 1 onion - roughly chopped 
  • 3 carrots - sliced 
  • 2 sticks celery - sliced 
  • 700ml beef stock 
  • 1 tbs tomato puree 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan and brown the sausages and cook the diced chicken breast until it turns white coloured on the outside.
  3. Throw in the chopped onions, celery and carrots.
  4. Pour over the beef stock and add the tomato puree, season with salt and ground black pepper and give everything a gentle mix and stir around. Then put the lid on.
  5. Put the chicken and sausage casserole into the oven and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes. When it’s cooked thoroughly remove the chicken sausage stew from the oven – if the gravy needs thickening do this with a couple of tsp of cornflour mixed into a paste with cold water and then stirred through the gravy to thicken.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 1621mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 52g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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