Greek Chicken Tava (Casserole)


Greek chicken casserole

This is a favourite of my Mum’s and I was truly overwhelmed (as was she) by everyone’s lovely comments over on Instagram and my FB page requesting the recipe! Never one to disappoint (hopefully) here is my Mum’s easy to make Greek Chicken Tava-enjoy!

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For a low carb option, simply omit the potatoes or use a little sweet potato!

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ingredients for chicken tava-Honest MUm

Serves 4

  • 750g new or Maris Piper potatoes, skin on, cut into small pieces
  • 8 medium chicken thighs on the bone, skin on
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 40ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 40 ml red wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 large tomatoes and/or 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small fresh red chilli
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley, to serve


Preheat oven to 200°C

In a large baking dish, add the potatoes, chicken, onion and vegetables, tomatoes, garlic and chilli and drizzle in olive oil and add the wine. Season and sprinkle with cumin and oregano.

Bake for 50 minutes, checking on the chicken and turning if necessary.

Decorate with parsley. Serve as it is.

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63 Responses

  1. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    I love the look of this and my family would definitely love it, can’t wait to try it out!
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  2. Sonia Constant

    Such lovely, warm and cosy food – I love meals like this 🙂
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  3. Lina

    I love all in one dishes – so much less washing up! My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Camilla @FabFood4All

    I love roasting vegetables like this but think I would cook the chicken separately as I like to through away the fat – the red wine addition sounds like a tasty idea, I often put lemon juice on my roasted veg:-)
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    • honestmum

      You could remove the fat but the whole point of a tava dish, it’s all cooked in one dish, pot or tray! You will reduce the flavour somewhat by cooking things separately! Thanks!

  5. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    This sounds amazing. Just what is needed as the weather starts to turn Autumnal. What does the word Tava mean?
    And thanks for hosting. I’ve linked up
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  6. Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper

    Looks delicious Vicki, you can’t beat a chickeny-dish – great minds think alike this week! 😉 xx
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  7. Vicki Montague

    Oh wow that looks and sounds delicious! We hardly ever have meat in the house since going gluten-free since our shopping bill is so much without it! However, I might have to push the boat out for this one! 😉
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  8. My Family Ties

    This looks so scrumptious! Thank you for hosting such a great link up 🙂 #TastyTuesdays
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  9. Kate @ Family Fever

    Oooh this is making my mouth water – perfect for the colder days, a realy family friendly recipe!
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  10. becky

    This looks amazing! Definatly going on my menu plan for next week! X Yum #tastytuesdays
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  11. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    Wow this looks and sounds amazing. This dish combines all of my favourite flavours x
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  12. vicky cockett

    yum!, right shopping list now made; guess what we will be having at some point this week!!! seriously i have been dreaming about this since i saw your fb post the other day!!! cant wait to try it 😀

  13. Alison

    This looks absolutely yummy, going to have to give it a try
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  14. Alida

    I love all the Greek dishes you make. I love Mediterranean cuisine and Greek food is simply beautiful, fresh and delicious.
    Very nice chicken dish!

    • honestmum

      Thanks lovely, some are my parents or taken at their restaurants but a fair few are mine too-ha! This one I made with my Mum! So glad you like them! x

  15. Not A Frumpy Mum

    This looks delicious and so easy to do. We’ll definitely be trying this, thanks for sharing. xx
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  16. Jenny

    Wow I really need to stop reading your recipes when I am absolutely starving. You just made my mouth water and stomach grumble all at the same time with this. Looks delicious. A perfect hearty winter meal. Thanks for hosting my lovely.
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  17. Hannah Mums' Days

    This is TOTALLY up my street. I absolutely adore roast veg and so easy as you pop it all in one pot! Perfect midweek food 😉 (and weekend!!) xxx
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  18. Jane

    Looks like a lovely autumn dish! We’re coming into salad season in NZ. Though not without pudding! Thanks for the opportunity to link up.
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  19. Mel

    It looks delicious and so full of goodness, Vicki! I love the picture of the veg pre-cooking. x
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  20. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    Oops! I’m going to stop now… Thought I didn’t click submit and lost the other comment! 🙁
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