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Creamy Chicken Boxty

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 10 min./batch


4 servings

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
Creamy Chicken Boxty Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 boxty: 434 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • pamsterhamster
    Sep 8, 2014

    Great St Patricks day meal.

  • LDaisy
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 15, 2013


  • KWhitehead
    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
    Mar 18, 2012

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

  • vbsteffer
    Mar 18, 2012

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