It’s not often that I don’t post something about baking, but I figured it was about time I gave the more student-y among us some suggestions of easy quick and cheap dinner ideas.

This is a really tasty dish, that contains things that you should mostly already already have in a store cupboard, and is pretty hard to mess up, you can also add and take away things you don’t like, which is the beauty of this dish.



  • Pack of chicken
  • Half a ring of Chorizo
  • 1 onion, diced – personally I use red, but white will do just as well
  • ~250g mushrooms, halved and sliced  – I use chestnut, but again, most will do
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 150g olives, sliced – less if you don’t like olives
  • 2x 390g cartons of Italian seasoned chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml chicken stock, made with one stock cube
  • a large tin of new potatoes (~350g), cubed
  • Pepper and herbs, to taste


  1. Fry the chicken and chorizo until golden, remove from the pan and set aside.pre-cooked chicken and chorizo
  2. Fry onions until transparent, then add mushrooms, and finally garlic.'shrooms, garlic and onion
  3. Add olives, tomatoes and potatoes, then return chicken and chorizo to the pan.
  4. Add stock and season to taste.
  5. Cover and simmer for around 15mins, until the chicken is tender.
  6. Serve with bread if it’s a bit sloppy.Finished Casseole

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