Oven baked chicken casserole

If you look at the recipes I’ve published,  you can’t avoid thinking that we quite obviously eat a lot of chicken.

In the early 2000s the advertisement “Eat chicken!” on TV has been well internalized. And what’s more, the mild meat can be seasoned in so many ways and bends into many variations. 

And true it is, not only an illusion caused by recipes. We eat a lot of chicken: legs, wings, breast, thin slices and strips. They are eaten fried in a pan or baked in the oven, on pizza, as a part of sauces or casseroles, simmered in a slow cooker. Now also fried in an air fryer these days. The largest pieces are usually marinated in advance, the smaller ones are seasoned during preparation. On top of everything compared to many other meats and fish, chicken is quite cheap – that’s why it can be seen so often at our dinner table.

One Finnish publisher, Gummerus, presents the book “Eat chicken”, published in 2015 with a rather attractive text: “Good people, eat more chicken. With these instructions you prepare delicious meals that are anything but boring. Chicken can be used in cooking in a surprisingly versatile way. This book introduces the methods and ingredients by which chicken will fly to the top of the home kitchen menu when looking for instructions for either a more traditional or a bit more exciting meal.“

I don’t own that book but I wonder if the work in question should be acquired… although these chicken recipes of my own could almost fill one book.

PORTION: 4 servings
TIME TO MAKE: almost 1 hour


  • 4 big chicken breasts
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 100 gr fresh champignons
  • 1 spring onion stem
  • 2 dl cream
  • 125 gr smetana
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon of aroma salt

Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F)

Cut the broccoli into suitable size florets, bell pepper and champignons into small pieces, onion into wedges and garlic into small pieces.

Grease a baking dish or cauldron of a suitable size.

Add first breasts and champignons.


Add all vegetables and after them add the cut spring onion stem and finely cut thyme.

Add smetana.


And finally mix cream with salt, pepper, paprika powder and aroma salt, stir well and add the mixture into the baking dish. Mix all ingredients well.


Bake for about 1 hour and serve with rice.


Tags: chicken breast oven baked chicken casserole chicken and vegetables

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