super simple perfect weeknight dinner chicken casserole

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Colorful, creamy and simply delicious. This super simple perfect weeknight dinner chicken casserole, is the perfect dinner for people who want a flavor but still simple dinner.

I really love this oven bake. It is so colorful, it tastes bomb and everyone love it. The kids can’t get enough of this, so safe to say this is kids friendly. It's super simple because you are basically tossing everything in a pan for a few minutes and then in an oven baking sheet, the oven does the rest.

Why is this the perfect weeknight dinner?

  1. You can prepare everything in the morning and when you come home, just turn on the oven.
  2. It is the perfect leftover meal.
  3. You can freeze it and easily put it in the oven. It will taste incredible. The mushrooms won’t have a different consistency. It will taste the same.
  4. Thanks to the bell pepper you are getting enough vitamin c for the rest of the week.

Ingredients for the super simple perfect weeknight chicken casserole

  • Bell pepper.

    1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper. If you don’t like or have one of this color, use your favorite one. You can of course add more bell pepper if you like.
  • Chicken breast.

    Sliced chicken breast will be totally fine. The chicken is not the main character in this recipe.
  • Mushrooms.

    Brown or white mushrooms.
  • Cream.

    If you have access to Italian heavy cream, I would definitely recommend to use this.
  • Tomato paste.

    For the perfect color and taste, of course. The tomato won’t dominate here, together with the cream, it will create an unbelievably delicious sauce.
  • Cilantro.

    If you cooked my recipes before, you will know that I use it in so many recipes.It is unbeatable if you want a unique and strong flavor in your dish. Don’t worry if you don’t like the taste of fresh cilantro (me neither) you can easily remove the cilantro after cooking.
  • Parsley.

    1 handful fresh chopped parsley.
  • Cheese.

    200g Gouda cheese. Of course you can add more cheese, there is never too much cheese in a casserole right? If you don’t have gouda cheese, replace it with Emmentaler, mozzarella or white cheddar.
  • Onion.

    2 onions or one big onion. Red and white both work really well in this recipe.
  • Garlic.

    2 mashed garlic cloves.If you’re a garlic lover you can add one extra garlic clove, for that delicious taste
  • Spinach.

    200g spinach.You know we need some vitamins with all that cheese and heavy cream, haha.Im just joking, but we definitely need something green, as I like my dishes very colorful.Spinach works really good. You can read more about the superfood here

Vegetarian version

I have made the vegetarian version several times, it is as delicious as the one with chicken. You just simply leave the chicken out. I like to add 100g more mushrooms and 2 more bell peppers. But you don’t need to.

Preptime: 15min

Cooktime: 45min



Ingredients for the recipe:

400mlHeavy cream
1red bell pepper
1yellow bell pepper
1green bell pepper
600gchicken breast
400gheavy cream
3tbsptomato paste
200ggouda cheese
2mashed garlic cloves
3tsptalian oregano
2tspBlack pepper
2tspSmoked paprika
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  1. Preheat the oven on 190° C circulating air.
  2. Peel the onion and garlic cloves.
  3. Cut the onion into rings.
  4. Cut the bell peppers and mushrooms into thin slices.
  5. Chop the parsley and cilantro.
  6. Slice the chicken breast into strips.
  7. You can chop, stamp or mash the garlic.
  8. Wash the fresh spinach.
  9. Add some oil into a pan and put it on middle high heat on the stove.
  10. Add the onion, garlic and tomato paste into the pan.Let it cook for a minute.
  11. Add the chicken, salt, pepper and paprika spice into the pan.Cook for about 5 minutes. Don’t forget to stir it.
  12. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms and stir it, for about 2 minutes.
  13. Add the cream, basil, majoran, oregano, cilantro, parsley and salt. Cook for 3 minutes.
  14. Add the spinach. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  15. Add everything into a baking sheet.
  16. Add the cheese on top.
  17. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
  18. Ready to serve!
  19. ENJOY!

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Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.


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