Gran’s spring chicken casserole

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Appears in
A Simple Table

By Michele Cranston

Published 2016

  • About

When we were young, and whenever we were sick, my grandmother would make this dish for us. It was her somewhat heartier version of chicken soup. To this day I still make this casserole whenever I’m in need of a generous dose of comforting soul food.


  • 2 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 4


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Put the flour and cumin in a plastic bag or large snaplock bag and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the bag and toss to coat lightly in the seasoned flour.

Heat the olive oil in a large flameproof