Chicken and potato bake recipe

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  • Nut-free
serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 1 hr 15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 949 kCal 47%
Fat 61.7g 88%
  -  Saturates 32.9g 165%
Carbohydrates 51.3g 47%
  -  of which Sugars 8g 9%
Protein 48.5g 97%
Salt 1.88g 31%
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  • This chicken and potato bake is a great way to use up any leftover chicken or turkey - but is so good, it’s definitely worth making from scratch.

    Our chicken and potato bake is a winning combination of tender chunks of meat, buttery potatoes and a comforting creamy sauce, flavoured with onions and mixed herbs. We suggest adding bacon rashers, but you could swap for ham, chorizo, sausage or pancetta –  or leave it out altogether, if you prefer. White potatoes work best in this recipe, and we’ve suggested slicing them, as we love the crispy edges.

    Ingredients

    • 500g potatoes (1lb 2oz), peeled
    • 1tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced into rings
    • 1-2 rashers bacon, fat and rind removed, cut into thin strips
    • 225g (8oz) cooked turkey or chicken, cut into 2.5cm (1in) pieces (leftover from Sunday's roast)
    • 1tsp dried mixed herbs
    • 150ml (¼pt) double cream
    • 15oml (¼pt) chicken stock
    • 25g (1oz) butter, melted

    Method

    • Cut potatoes into slices approximately 0.5cm (¼in) thick. Place potato slices in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, add a little salt and bring up to boil, then pour into a colander to drain.

    • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C (400°F,gas mark 6). Heat oil in a large frying pan, add onion and bacon and cook gently until onion is softened.

    • Mix turkey or chicken and herbs into onion and bacon, and then transfer to a shallow, baking dish.

    • Pour cream and stock over chicken or turkey, and then cover with overlapping potato slices. Brush with butter, place on a baking tray and cook for45 mins-1 hr, or until potatoes are cooked and golden brown.

    Tips for making chicken and potato bake:

    If the potatoes start to brown too quickly, cover them loosely with tinfoil and put them back in the oven.

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