Love stews.  And soups.  And casseroles.  And as much as I absolutely love a sexy summery salad, I must admit, perusing salads online when it is below freezing just seems wrong - like wrong food porn wrong...!   So as the weather gets cold, it's nice to have an excuse to eat yummy comfort food that may not look pretty, but definitely warms you up.  And the great thing about winter...you can wear loads of  layers to hide any extra kilos you may have inadvertently put on, as a result of indulging in said comfort food!

The other night I was running late and the pantry was rather bare...not much apart from chicken and some mushrooms...but I managed to pull together the following EASY AS casserole.  A bit of a cheat - but no one needs to know.  All you need is your good friend Mr Campbell to help!   
Chicken, Mushroom and Thyme Casserole
(serves 4)
5- 6 chicken pieces (legs and breasts work well)
1 red onion sliced
1 Tbspn olive oil
2 - 3 cloves of garlic 
salt and pepper
2 cups mushrooms chopped
1 can of mushroom soup (I used Campbells Portobello Mushroom and Madeira Soup*)
1/3 cup of water
Handful fresh thyme, chopped

Brown chicken in oil in a medium casserole or dutch oven. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms and saute until golden.
Add mushroom soup, water and thyme, mix and then cook in 350 F (180C) oven with lid on for approx 1 hour stirring occasionally.

Serve with rice, couscous or mashed potatoes.
*THE CHEAT
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Doesn't look pretty but tastes pretty good!!

Loving these great layering looks for winter...!!