Chicken and Potato Casserole

Sunday Dinner was great once again!  It was my turn to cook and I have been given the title of “Casserole Queen” so I stuck to what I know.  I grew up a meat and potato kind of girl so this meal is exactly that! Simple ingredients that turned out to be a yummy dish! Also, my dad and sister are gluten intolerant so our meals usually have a gluten free variation.  For all you G-Free peeps, I will specify the substitutions.

Chicken and Potato Casserole
Serves 5

What You’ll Need:

9×13 inch glass baking dish
3 Thick cut chicken breasts
4 potatoes
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 stick Margarine or butter
Flour (Gluten-Free flour can be used as well)
Minced Garlic (use your own judgement depending on how much you like garlic)
Bacon (optional)

What You’ll Do:

-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

-If you want bacon in this dish, place the bacon strips on a cookie sheet lined with tin-foil.  Cook for 10-15 minutes until crispy.

-Wash and trim the fat off your chicken breasts. While doing this I cut the breasts into smaller chunks.

-Melt the stick of butter in a skillet

-Fill a zip lock bag half way with flour, salt, and pepper.  Put the chicken in and shake until the pieces are well coated.

-Put the chicken in the skillet and brown well on each side.

-Once the chicken is done place it in a 9×13 inch glass baking dish

-Peel and cut the potatoes.  You want them to be skinny, similar to french fries.

-Now add the potatoes and garlic in with the chicken.  Arranging them around the chicken.  (If you are using bacon, add the crumbled pieces at this time.)

-Salt and Pepper the top of the casserole, pour the whipping cream evenly over it all, and then cover in your favorite kind of cheese. (I used Colby Jack)

-Sprinkle some parsley on top as well (it looks nice!)

-Spray the underside of some tin foil so the cheese does not stick, then cover and put it in the oven

-Cook on the middle rack for about 1 hour at 400 degrees

-During the last 10 minutes of cooking time put the casserole on the bottom rack.

-Take out and ENJOY!!!!

I served this dish with seasoned green beans and Texas Toast (Gluten Free toast for my Dad and Sis)

Question of the Day:  What’s your favorite casserole?  Dare to share?

I’ve decided to end each of my Sunday Dinner entries with my fave picture of the night.  This night, (11/19/12), it was on our way to my parents house of my beautiful baby Giani!


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