Fay Ripley’s Orange and Ginger Chicken Casserole

Fay Ripley's Orange and Ginger Chicken

Another winning recipe from Fay Ripley’s book: “Fay’s Family Food”. This recipe is so easy and will feed all ages from babies to adults, what a fantastic idea! The tastes are sublime from the slightly caramelised carrots and onions to the warming ginger and cumin, a genius combination!

¬†Fay Ripley’s Orange and Ginger Chicken Casserole


For the marinade:

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp grated ginger

2 garlic cloves, crushed

zest of 1 orange

3 tbsps olive oil


6 chicken thighs (skin off)

1 large onion roughly chopped

3 large carrots, roughly chopped

150 ml chicken stock

juice of 2 oranges

1/2 tbsp olive oil

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl, toss the chicken in it, cover and put in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180 c fan, 200 c, gas mark 6. Heat a frying pan and fry the chicken, both sides, until sealed. Put into a casserole dish.
  3. Add the oil to the pan and fry the onion and carrot until soft, transfer to the casserole.
  4. Add the stock and orange juice to the casserole, give a good stir , cover and put in the oven for 45-60 mins.
  5. The chicken is done when you pierce the skin and the juices run clear.
  6. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and spring greens.

For babies, take the meat off the bone and puree, for kids serve as is. For adults, put a lid on and keep warm until the kids are in bed and you have a nice glass of wine to hand!



My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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