Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole
Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole – Well kinda..just without the heavy pot and it isn’t really slow cooked either. OK I couldn’t think of a name! Please me gentle. I think this is the definition of Ramadan brain.
This Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole is a dish my mum used to make a lot and I love it. Well she still does actually. I sometimes make it on the stove and sometimes in the oven. I remember making it first over 10 years ago. That particular day was significant because I was making it for a friend and for a friend of a friend. Which is probably why it stuck in my mind. We make it because it is easy and stress free.
So guys for those of you that are fasting, how is Ramadan going? Mine has been beautiful. Although I always kinda feel like I am not doing enough. I think a lot of people feel that way!
I mentioned yesterday in my insta stories, that my site has been down for a week – well actually its been almost 2 weeks. People were able to access it but I wasn’t able to add anything and it turned out to be a big blessing. As well as focussing on Ramadan, I was able to focus on things that were going on around me that needed my attention. I think had I tried to work and concentrate on the rather rocky goings on at the same time, I would have crumbled and I can’t afford to do that when I have my kids to think about. So it really worked in my favour.
Yesterday, my social media was flooded with the news of the passing of Ali Banat. Seriously, what an inspiration. As sad as I was about his passing, I imagined him and how happy he would be right now. His diagnosis made him focus on preparing for the after life and he really went for it. He really really helped people and he left a legacy. That isn’t something to be sad about. The man is a legend.
To be able to help people who really need it, would be a dream come true. As well as helping people to heal, I have bigger dreams of helping people with specific issues. I also want my income to support bigger projects. All of which I have had written out as goals for many years. Lets hope I can achieve those things!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole!
Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole
Chicken and Sweetcorn Casserole - Well kinda
- 8 Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks Skin Off, Cleaned
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 2 large Onions Sliced finely
- 4 - 6 cloves Garlic I use 6, crushed
- 1 inch Ginger grated
- 2 Green Chillies Blended to as paste with some water
- 250 ml Passata
- 2 tsp Cumin Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
- 1 tsp Curry Powder I love Madras
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 large Red Pepper cut into large cubes
- 80 grams Sweetcorn
- 2 large Potatoes Peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
Place chicken in a large pot with some salt. Add enough water to cover it. Bring to a boil, then turn the heart down and simmer for 25 - 30 minutes.
Add the oil and ghee to a large pot. Heat over a medium/high heat, then add the onions. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until a deep golden brown.
Stir in the garlic, ginger and green chilli and cook for a further minute.
Pour in the passata and add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chilli and ginger powder as well as the red chilli flakes and salt. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes.
Add the curry powder and garam masala and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 8, 230 degrees.
Add the masala to a large oven tray, with the chicken and 1 ladle of the stock from the chicken. Add the vegetables. Mix everything together using a wooden spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour.Enjoy served with roti or rice.