Chicken Potato Pie

Chicken Potato Pie

This week’s dinner idea is courtesy of my youngest son (12).  He made this recently when he was staying with my parents and couldn’t wait to try it again at our house.  It’s a variation on what my mom always called potato cakes, but since this is put together in one casserole dish, my son has chosen to call it chicken potato pie.  It’s a stovetop dish, however, that only uses the broiler to melt the cheese.

Because I never have enough leftover mashed potatoes to feed us all for a second meal, I  made a pot of potatoes for him. (You simply would not believe how many mashed potatoes my 18 year old son can eat.)  I did have  plenty of leftover chicken to use though.  This isn’t an actual recipe, more like guidelines really.  It’s hard to go wrong.

Chicken Potato Pie
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • mashed potatoes
  • cooked chicken, cut in bite size pieces
  • eggs (about 1 per serving)
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. In a bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic. Stir in the chicken.
  2. Add to a large skillet and cook, turning and mixing sections at a time until hot through.
  3. Place in a casserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Place the dish under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.


What Can I Eat That’s Gluten Free blog Carnival:

1. Brian (Pasta Salad)
2. Cheryl – Stuffed Potatoes
3. Wendy (Asian Flank Steak W/Brown Rice Salad
4. Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free (A Simple Homemade, Lower-Fat Vinaigrette)
5. Tole’s Kitchen (Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto)
6. Jessie-Slacker Map
7. Jen (GF Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies)
8. Gluten Free Taste of Home (Creamy Mustard Thyme Potato Salad)
9. Brenna (chocolate zucchini bread)
10. Ashley (falafel delight)

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  1. Heather @CeliacFamily says

    My kids won't eat mashed potatoes, so I always have leftovers. And, I just happen to have them in the fridge, along with leftover cooked chicken. Looks like I've got a new idea for dinner tonight. Thanks!

  2. WendyGK says

    My son would eat that and he could probably even make it himself. He loves the fish cakes I make with leftover mashed potatoes and baked fish.

  3. Amy Green (Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) says

    You are the casserole queen. I grew up in Ohio and we had casseroles for every occasion. Since I moved to Dallas, though, I've found that for some reason people just don't make as many casseroles. I don't know if it's the climate or a cultural difference. At get-togethers there seems to be a lot of grilling and veggies and, of course, fried chicken. :)

    Thanks for hosting, Linda, and for sharing another wonderful family meal.

  4. Nicole Crawford says

    What a great quick fix with leftovers! Maybe if I called it cake my kids would eat it since they are all about the rice and NOT potatoes – something very disturbing to a potato lover.

  5. Brian says

    Great idea to make a little "potato cake" with the chicken and cheese. I'll have to try this, I'm sure my daughter would really like it.

  6. Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater says

    I was positive I posted a link to my choc. zucchini bread here. Bummer!

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