Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

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(76 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Get the kids in the kitchen to help use up leftover cooked chicken in this hearty pie topped with slices of potato

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal343
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter or margarine, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 100g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 1 chicken stock cube or 500ml fresh chicken stock
  • pinch of nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • pinch of mustard powder
  • 250g cooked chicken, chopped
    Turkey

    Turkey

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    While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…

  • 2 handfuls of a mixed pack of sweetcorn, peas, broccoli and carrots, or pick your favourites
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

For the topping

  • 2 large potatoes, sliced into rounds
    Potato

    Potato

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    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • knob of butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the butter in a medium-size saucepan and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and leave to cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms to the saucepan with the onions.

  2. Once the onion and mushrooms are almost cooked, stir in the flour – this will make a thick paste called a roux. If you are using a stock cube, crumble the cube into the roux now and stir well. Put the roux over a low heat and stir continuously for 2 mins – this will cook the flour and stop the sauce from having a floury taste.

  3. Take the roux off the heat. Slowly add the fresh stock, if using, or pour in 500ml water if you’ve used a stock cube, stirring all the time. Once all the liquid has been added, season with pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and mustard powder. Put the saucepan back onto a medium heat and slowly bring it to the boil, stirring all the time. Once the sauce has thickened, place on a very low heat. Add the cooked chicken and vegetables to the sauce and stir well. Grease a medium-size ovenproof pie dish with a little butter and pour in the chicken and mushroom filling.

  4. Carefully lay the potatoes on top of the hot-pot filling, overlapping them slightly, almost like a pie top.

  5. Brush the potatoes with a little melted butter and cook in the oven for about 35 mins. The hot-pot is ready once the potatoes are cooked and golden brown.

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DjBgc
15th May, 2020
5.05
yummy, simple, cheap. added sweetcorn, leeks, onion and celery and topped with cheese.
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donna_wowee
3rd May, 2020
5.05
Delicious!!!
Moongazinghare
8th Jan, 2020
5.05
My husband made me join to leave a review for this recipe, for which he scores 11 out of 10. It really is so tasty! A great way to use up those leftovers. I made it with 50/50 ham and turkey. Make sure to give it a good teaspoonful of mustard and slice the potatoes thinly. I checked at 35 mins but turned the oven down 20 degrees for another 15 mins to cook the potatoes to perfection and not burn the top. This takes no time at all to throw together and is absolutely delicious (and much nicer than flaming turkey wings).
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Trudie Chris
30th Nov, 2019
4.05
This was a tasty dish, but make sure potatoes very thinly sliced (or par boil) or they won't be cooked, also I would add a bit more liquid if I made it again.
katyannrose
12th Nov, 2019
5.05
I cooked this in my Ninja it was so easy the potatoes came out so crispy. It was so tasty I will do it again I don't need to alter the recipe as it was delicious xxx
Stephy8585
11th Sep, 2018
This as so nice I cooked for 30 mins then added some cheese on top would defo make again
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Maureen Wasacase
29th Jan, 2018
5.05
This was so good. Great recipe, a cinch to make and super delicious. I added some spices to it like thyme, garlic and onion powder. Definitely a keeper.
Robert Neil Hutley
21st Nov, 2017
5.05
I often wondered how to use the chicken left over after Sunday Roast. This is a fantastic option for winter when cold chicken salads don't hit the spot. Superb. I have just joined the site and have often used its recipes reliably in the past.
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catmac80
13th Sep, 2017
5.05
So tasty! I had loads of leftover chicken so made this. I didn't have any mustard so I added 3 cloves of garlic with the onions instead. I would recommend par-boiling the potatos first. I also used someone else's recommendation and added some Parmesan cheese 10 mins before it finished. It was delicious! My family really enjoyed this. I will definitely make again.
victoriaalice26
27th Mar, 2017
5.05
Really enjoyed this and great way to use up cooked chicken and vegetables. I changed it up a bit and added chopped garlic when cooking the onions, missed out the mustard as I didn't have any, and added a dollop of crème fraiche to the mix before putting in the oven. Make sure to season with plenty of salt and pepper! I also par-boiled the sliced potatoes for about 10 minutes and grated parmesan on top of the potatoes before cooking. Will definitely make this again!

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