Chicken and mushroom hot-pot

Prep time 35 minutes. Cook time 25 minutes Serves 4

This is a good way to use up cooked chicken. You can assemble the hot-pot in advance so it is a no -fuss supper. This is a bbcgoodfood.com recipe

Chicken and mushroom hot-pot

Ingredients

50g butter or margarine, plus extra for greasing

onion, chopped

100g button mushrooms, sliced

40g plain flour

1 chicken stock cube or 500ml fresh chicken stock

pinch of nutmeg

pinch of mustard powder

250g cooked chicken, chopped

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

For the topping

2 large potatoes, sliced into rounds

knob of butter, melted

Ingredients
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

About mabel60

I am a Scot living in England. When my grand-daughter who lives in France started college she asked for some of our family recipes. My other grandchildren enjoyed them too so I hope that they will be useful to anybody who likes well tried, easy recipes. Some of my newer recipes do take more than 10 minutes, but none are complicated.
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1 Response to Chicken and mushroom hot-pot

  1. mabel60 says:

    Thank you Donald for liking this recipe. Enjoy!

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