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Potato-Crusted Chicken Casserole

An herby, comforting filling is surrounded by a sliced potato “crust” in this unique casserole that tastes anything but healthy! Becky Matheny — Strasburg, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash rubbed sage
  • CRUMB TOPPING:
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss potato slices with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange slices onto the bottom and sides of an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until potato is tender. Reduce heat to 350°.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove from skillet. In the same skillet, saute onion in butter. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in vegetables, seasonings and chicken. Spoon into potato crust.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 340 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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