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Chicken in Potato Baskets

These petite pies with their hash brown crusts are so pretty that I like to serve them for special luncheons. Chock-full of meat and vegetables in a creamy sauce, they're a meal-in-one...and a great way to use up left-over chicken or turkey. —Helen Lamison Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. Press into six greased 10-oz. custard cups; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add the flour, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and basil. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and peas. Spoon into prepared crusts.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 441 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1207mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • jmsterling1
    Apr 9, 2015

    Great!

  • DebbieT
    Apr 2, 2015

    Delicious except too salty. Next time, I will omit the added salt.

  • AdrianneKathleen
    Sep 15, 2014

    Delicious!! I shred my own potatoes for the hash browns and it's just as great!

  • ms11145
    Feb 10, 2014

    Family hit the second time I made these. I actually partially cook my hashbrowns in the microwave before shaping them in the ramekins. I also like to sprinkle shredded cheddar or colby cheese before baking. Just adds another depth of flavor.

  • lucywielgosz
    Nov 10, 2013

    love it

  • Gardener88
    Jun 26, 2013

    This was very good. I made it years ago but forgot about it. I need to make it again.

  • ladyhearts4
    Dec 16, 2012

    Love this! Have made it lots of times already.

  • kakjw
    Sep 6, 2012

    Delicious! My whole family loved it & said "it's a keeper". I didn't have custard cups so I used a 9x9 square dish & layered the hash brown mixture on bottom, then poured the filling on top. I used cubed hash browns and it worked well. Bake as per recipe. Highly recommend!

  • ladyhearts4
    Mar 6, 2012

    Love it!! I have made this several times.. Very easy and something different..

  • 2124arizona
    Mar 1, 2012

    These potpies are easy to prepare and the combination of potatoes, chicken and basil are a winner!