slow cooker chicken casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

A good chicken casserole is a family favorite, crowd pleaser recipe. This slow cooker recipe includes fresh ingredients from my Winter garden.
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves garlic - chopped finely
  • 1 onion - chopped finely
  • 1/2 chorizo sausage - chopped (about 80 grams)
  • 6 chicken drumsticks or pieces of your choice
  • salt and pepper to season chicken
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 150 grams cherry tomatoes or 1/3 cup of dried tomatoes
  • 90 grams fresh spinach (or kale) leaves - finely chopped
  • 1 carrot - diced
  • 200 grams capsicum - sliced into strips
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme , or lemon thyme
  • 300 ml passata
  • fresh parsley to serve


  1. Add oil to the removable pan of the slow cooker and place it on medium heat on the stove top
  2. Add garlic, onion and chorizo and stir until softened
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the hot pan with the garlic, onion and chorizo
  4. Turn the chicken until it starts to color on each side
  5. Add the white wine and allow it to simmer until it halves
  6. Add the tomatoes, spinach (or kale), capsicum, zest, herbs and passata
  7. Jiggle the ingredients to evenly distribute
  8. Remove the pan from the stove top and return it to the slow cooker
  9. Turn on the slow cooker to high and set to cook for 3 hours
  10. Serve with cous cous and fresh parsley