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The Ultimate Comfort Food

Layers of soft potatoes, flavorful chicken and creamy white sauce topped with red & yellow cheddar! A heart and cheesy meal you are bound to love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: au gratin, baked potatoes, bechamel, cheddarcheese, cheese sauce, chicken, comfort food, potatoes, white sauce
Author: The Ovenist

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil
  • 500 g Chicken boneless Chopped into tiny pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon White pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons Water

FOR THE WHITE SAUCE

  • 30 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour slightly heaped
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ chicken stock cube
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup gouda cheese shredded
  • tablespoons thick cream

Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • Heat oil in a pan, add chicken pieces, when chicken's color changes, add the remaining ingredients, fry for 5 minutes. Turn flame to low ,cover and cook for 10 minutes

FOR THE WHITE SAUCE

  • Heat butter, add flour, mix till aroma comes. Remove from stove and whisk in milk gradually. Put it back on flame, add oregano, basil,chicken cube, salt and garlic powder. When sauce becomes just a little thick,add green chilies, shredded cheese, nutmeg and cream. Mix gently and turn off flame. Check flavoring, adjust if needed.

FOR THE POTATOES

  • Take 3 medium potatoes, wash and cut them into thick slices.Cut potatoes in 1/4 inch slices then boil in water with some salt. Drain thepotatoes when they are cooked, don't overboil or they'll break.

LAYERING

  • Place boiled potato slices in a large dish, top with some chicken and then put white sauce. Repeat the layers another time. Top with shredded red and yellow cheddar cheese, or any other cheese, if desired. Bake at 180°c preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Notes

  1. I used measuring spoons for this recipe
  2. Cook the sauce till it thickens enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon.