Leftover chicken bake

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Leftover chicken bake
Leftover chicken bake
  • Serves: 2

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Use leftover chicken from Sunday's roast and mix it in with bacon, herbs and potatoes to make this creamy bake.


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  • 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 (pt) double cream
  • 15oml (pt) chicken stock
  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted

If potatoes start to brown too quickly, cover loosely with foil. The mixture can also be used as a filling for pies or pasties, using home-made shortcrust pastry.


  1. Cut potatoes into slices approximately 0.5cm (in) 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.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200C (400F,gas mark 6). Heat oil in a large frying pan, add onion and bacon and cook gently until onion is softened.
  3. Mix turkey or chicken and herbs into onion and bacon, and then transfer to a shallow, baking dish.
  4. Pourcream and stock over chicken or turkey, and then cover with overlappingpotato slices. Brush with butter, place on a baking tray and cook for45 mins-1 hr, or until potatoes are cooked and golden brown.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • High
  • Calories 684(kcal)
  • Fat 35.0g
  • Saturates 17.6g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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