Chicken Casserole with Mediterranean Flavours
If you love chicken you need to try this recipe. All the ingredients we chose, when combined in this chicken casserole, create a traditional Mediterranean flavour that is beautiful for weekday dinners but also Sunday lunch. Pair it with a rustic bread or roast potatoes and voila`, you have got a tasty meal packed with protein and vegetables.
- Chicken legs (1 per person)
- 3 peppers yellow and orange for a sweeter flavour (enough for 2 people)
- 8 large cherry tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 8 black leccina olives (you can use these pitted ones if you prefer)
- 1 jar country basil sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- extra virgin olive oil
- rosemary, dry or fresh
The first step is to wash and cut your peppers. Then slice them into thin strips.
Next, you want to cut the onion into thin slices.
Combine the peppers and onion, and place them at the bottom of your casserole. Season with salt and pepper and rosemary. And drizzle some extra virgin olive oil.
Place your chicken leg/s on top, and season with salt and pepper and rosemary.
Take the cherry tomatoes and scatter them across your casserole.
Do the same with your olives.
Add the country basil sauce, scattering a few spoons here and there. We don’t need to cover it with the sauce but we want to add some for extra flavour and a creamier texture.
Finally, drizzle with your extra virgin olive oil and bake in the oven for one hour at 180 Celcius. Place on the lower level of the oven so it cooks slowly. Then, place at the top of the oven and increase the temperature for the last 20 minutes.
If you want to cut prep time, you can use this sweet peppers spread to replace the fresh peppers and country basil sauce. We suggest using 2 jars.