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Chicken in Potato Baskets Recipe

Chicken in Potato Baskets Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. Press into six greased 10-oz. custard cups; set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 5261536 224569
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015


DebbieT User ID: 221944 223987
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

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

AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 90833
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

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

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 50454
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1641671 81450
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"love it"

Gardener88 User ID: 7315785 93994
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

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

ladyhearts4 User ID: 309164 32691
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Love this! Have made it lots of times already."

kakjw User ID: 1670512 81059
Reviewed 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 User ID: 309164 56649
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

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

2124arizona User ID: 845443 33420
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

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

anchortown68 User ID: 2250136 38555
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Super delicious! My family begs for me to make it. It is a bit time consuming but still worth the effort!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 56648
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This recipe is great! My family really enjoyed it. Instead of using frozen hash brown potatoes use this short "recipe".

Peel several potatoes and shred with a salad shooter. Shred enough potatoes to equal 4 1/2 cups. Mix with the butter, salt and pepper. Divide among 6 10 oz. custard cups. bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then add the filling. The homemade potato shell is a lot healthier. Also, don't be tempted to add more salt, it is okay as it is. Great recipe, and really cute with the individual custard cups!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 128386
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Loved this recipe! I made this for a family dinner and my dad ate two of them. Will definitely make again."

emi808vabch User ID: 482518 81058
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I've been making this for years! It's great!!!"

capatrick User ID: 917625 32690
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"This is one of my favorite recipes, I make it all the time. We love it."

Shelly413 User ID: 1547813 36823
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"I love this recipe! I make it in a 8x10 baking dish and it turns out great."

drtrish User ID: 83627 90832
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"My sister has made this several times, including last night when we were over. She uses store-bought rotisserie chicken, which adds even more flavor, and she found a frozen peas and mini-pearl onion mix that was great in there! (She did use the sauted onion in the beginning, too.) So easy, and perfect with a simple salad and a dinner roll."

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