Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chicken Au Gratin

This is a fun recipe that turned out being super tasty. It comes from an old cookbook I found at an antique store called Cooking with Love and Paprika. Paprika is one of my favorites things to cook with, so of course I snatched the book up! This recipe is for 2 servings.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lets gather some ingredients. You will need chicken breasts, onion, butter, marsala wine, potatoes, peas, eggs, cream and parmesan cheese.

Chop up the potatoes.

Get them in a pan with some water and boil them for about 20 minutes or until soft and mashable.

While the potatoes cook mince the onion with a box grater. This helps you to get the onion flavor without having to bite down on an onion. I have never thought to do this before.

Chop up the chicken.

Defrost the peas under warm water in a strainer.

Get the onion, chicken, butter and wine in a pan and cook for about 20 minutes.

Add in the peas and now it is time to assemble this dish.

Mash up the potatoes. I just used a spoon.

Whisk the egg and cream together.

Put the chicken and pea mixture in first.

Top with the potatoes.

Pour the yummy egg and cream mixture over the top of it all. I am getting hungry for this again as I type this entry! Put the cheese on the top, pop it in the oven for 15-20 minutes and you will be ready for this great comfort food dish.

It looks so perfect!

This was so good and a great way to treat yourself after a long week.


  1. I'm SOOOOO starring this one!

    It includes almost all of my favourite food groups!

    Of course, butter, cheese, and peas are just three of them!

  2. Yum! That last picture is beautiful!

  3. OMG, this looks fabulous! And I bet I can get the hubby to eat chicken if I make it like this! :D

  4. BTW, "S.K." is me, trexphile. OpenID isn't letting me post a comment, argh...

  5. Oh wow... love the to tuck away for winter

  6. I am with B for Boring, this sounds like a perfect winter dish,for here in Minniesnowda.


    PS A friend sent me a box of Penzey's spices (she gets the big one, and divvys with me) and this one had a regular Paprika, a smoked Paprika and a hot Paprika, so find some recipes for those in your new cookbook.


  7. so it's almost like shepherd's pie only with chicken?

    still, it seems like a great reason to break out the pyrex.

  8. At least someone in the family can spell pepprika correctly. :P But that does look darn good!

  9. And it looks as if Judie is excited to try this. So sometime next week we shall dine on it. for 2.