Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Servings: 4 people
Cuisine: English
Course: Main Course
Time: 45 minutes
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Chicken and mushrooms in a cheesy savory custard. The Cheesy Chicken Casserole is a delicious one-pot meal that works perfectly for Sunday brunch or a weeknight dinner.


For the filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 3/4 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

For the custard

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp English mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For assembling

  • 1 cup cheese (Mozarella + Cheddar)

For garnish

  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 8-10 basil leaves


  • To prepare the filling, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan. Add in onions and cook until translucent. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Next, add the mushrooms with a teaspoon of salt. Mix well. Cover it with a lid and cook until the juices dry up.
  • Add in the shredded chicken and cut basil leaves. Mix well and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, prepare the custard. Whisk together eggs, cream, mustard paste, Worcestershire sauce, all-purpose flour, and cornflour. Keep aside.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  • Grease the baking dish. Just before assembling, add baking powder to the custard and mix well.
  • To assemble, add the filling to the baking dish and gently even it out. Top it with a cup of grated cheese.
  • Pour in the custard. Make sure it seeps in well.
  • Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and a few basil leaves.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C or 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until done. Check with a skewer or a knife. It should come out clean. The Cheesy Chicken Casserole is ready to serve.


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