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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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: 434 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g 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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pamsterhamster User ID: 2978210 197737
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"Great St Patricks day meal."

LDaisy User ID: 5541821 151958
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."

starshinnne User ID: 2337356 198774
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."

CJeanAlvey User ID: 4043919 181538
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."

awall46 User ID: 2184499 151957
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013


KWhitehead User ID: 956468 196648
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"The filling is FANTASTIC! I had some trouble with the potato pancakes, but based on my past history of problems with actual pancakes, crepes, omelets, etc, that is probably just me. :) Delicious and very filling!"

mlblake User ID: 4362429 213104
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"I've never made Boxty before, it was very simple, easy and tasty!"

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