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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chicken Hash

This is a great leftover-makeover dinner. In fact, we enjoy it so much that I've been known to make it as a stand alone dish, instead of waiting for the leftovers.

We usually like to eat this chicken hash for dinner, with bread and a salad. It would be great as part of a brunch too, with an egg on top or on the side. I always serve it with chicken gravy over the top, but for picky kids who like ketchup, I bet this would be a great option. I usually don't eat ketchup much myself, but my husband and kids love it, so I just might have to try that for them next time we have this.

Chicken Hash
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 3 T. butter or margarine
  • 6 potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4 carrots, shredded
  • 2 c. cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 t. salt
  • 2 t. black pepper
  • 1 t. paprika
1. Heat olive oil and butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, until they just start to brown on one side.

2. Add the onion and green pepper. Continue cooking until onion is translucent, about another 5 minutes.

3. Stir in the carrots, chicken and seasonings. Cook, stirring often, until potatoes are tender and browned all over, about 10-15 more minutes.

4. If desired, serve with chicken gravy (or ketchup!).

*A great thing about this dish is that the shredded carrots look just like pieces of melted cheese.

Quick Chicken Gravy
  • 4 T. butter or margarine
  • 4 T. flour
  • 2 c. chicken stock
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1/2 t. thyme
1. Melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in chicken stock, bring to a boil, and simmer until thickened to desired consistency. Stir in pepper and thyme.


Bestill said...

I just found this blog today and am so excited. I love cooking/baking for my family and I am definitely looking for ways to do it better. I make hash with leftover roast or also polish sausage as well, but have never thought to try it with chicken. Thanks for sharing.

Cara said...

This was so good! There is something about fried potatoes and onions that I just love. Your recipe was delicious, everything went very well together. I have never thought about adding chicken to a hash recipe before either. I also really like the addition of the carrots. It really did look like cheese. We ate this for lunch today plain, we didn't think it needed ketchup or gravy...and that is a rare occurrence around these parts. Thanks for sharing, once again.


Kevin said...

I made this recipe twice on Saturday for 2 groups of visitors and we all loved it.