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Creamy Chicken Boxty Recipe
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Creamy Chicken Boxty Recipe

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A creamy chicken filling flavored with bacon and leeks, then wrapped in tender potato pancakes, this hearty recipe is light but also filling and fabulous. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium potato, peeled and grated
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato (made with fat-free milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium leek (white portion only), chopped
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 boxty equals 434 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 515 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein.


  1. Place grated potato in a colander to drain; squeeze to remove excess liquid. Pat dry. In a large bowl, combine the grated potato, milk, flour, mashed potato, salt and pepper. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add mushrooms and leek; cook until tender. Gradually add cream. Whisk together flour and milk; add to pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the chicken, salt and pepper; heat through. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  3. Coat another large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Pour 3/4 cup batter into center of skillet; lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 2-3 minutes longer. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, coating skillet with cooking spray as needed.
  4. Spoon filling onto pancakes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken Boxty in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p22

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"Great St Patricks day meal."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"This was excellent! We don't like mushrooms, so I substituted a chopped up broccoli cauliflower mix. Everything else was as posted."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Any Ideas of what we could substitute for the mushrooms? Sounds great but we don't do mushrooms and they appear to be a large part of the filling."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I enjoyed chicken mushroom boxty at a local restaurant and hoped to make it myself. This recipe was easy and delicious. I had no trouble with the potato pancake."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013


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