Food Monday ~ Grannymar’s Emergency Chicken Crumble

We all have days where we are rushed off our feet or unexpected visitors arrive for coffee and forget to go home when it is time to make dinner.. So what do you do? Let Grannymar come to the rescue with this magic dish from the fridge and store cupboard. Even Paddy Bloggit could make this one 😉

Grannymar’s Emergency Chicken Crumble
Serves 6 190°C

4 large Chicken breasts chopped*
Onion chopped
Tin of Peach slices well drained
2 tablespoons milk
Tin Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Soup
Black Pepper
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Pinch of mixed spice
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash Sherry or wine
Mixed Veg.- Baby corn, Carrots, Beans &Mange-tout.
Ready made stuffing for topping.

Drain peaches of all moisture. Fry the onion until soft & remove from pan. Fry chicken for a few minutes until sealed. Blanch the vegetables. Mix soup with the remainder of ingredients. Spread chicken, onion, vegetables and sliced peaches in a casserole dish and cover with soup mixture. Sprinkle a thick covering of stuffing on top. Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve with new potatoes, rice or champ.
* Cold precooked chicken may be used.


I hear the chorus already…. What is CHAMP?

Champ is a very popular potato dish here in Northern Ireland, but since it contains a dairy full of milk and butter I never make it!

125g spring onions, or 40g chives, chopped
300ml milk
6-8 potatoes
salt and pepper
75g butter

If using onions, simmer these in the milk until soft. Boil the potatoes in salted water until just cooked, then mash. Add the onions and their milk or the chives, if used, together with the milk which you have heated separately. Season to taste.
Let the butter melt over the finished dish.

17 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Grannymar’s Emergency Chicken Crumble

  1. steph

    Does Grannymar come with this recipe? 😉

    Grannymar to the rescue!

    Peaches with chicken sounds interesting so I shall definitely give this a whirl.

    Thanks! GM

  2. Dorothy Stahlnecker

    OMG this sounds so luscious..I can’t wait to try it… I’m up since 3 am and got to this at 5 brought me back to my roots…loving cooking, cleaning, and being a mom. Where did all that go so quickly in my life.

    Chemo tomorrow and its my second last and I’m hoping all the news is good.

    See you..
    Dorothy from grammology
    remember to call gram

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Steph ~ Can you wait until tomorrow 😉

    Chrisb ~ Most people I know like champ. The idea of the melting butter….. Ugh!

    Now I have to go make lunch.

  4. Geri Atric

    Hmm, that sounds delicious! All I’ve got in my larder at the moment is a banana and a packet of cup-a-soup. I’m off to the shops right now…. bon appetite!

  5. Grannymar Post author

    ChrisD ~ I am not a fan of any mashed potatoes, possibly a hang back, since my mother put milk and butter in them.

    Geri Atric ~ Good cooking!

  6. wisewebwoman

    My mother used to chop lettuce also into the champ, it sounds disgusting but it was very, very good.
    I made marvellous soup in my cast iron pot over the fire yesterday. Nothing like it. I must post the recipe.
    I’ll try this chicken recipe, GM, it is a great last minuter and we can’t have enough of those!

  7. Grannymar Post author


    I never heard of lettuce in champ. I like having a few store cupboard recipes at the ready for emergency situations.

    I’ll watch out for the soup!

  8. Grannymar


    Since the traditional Roux based sauce is a no-no for me with all that milk and butter, I found that the Campbells soup was a good substitute.


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