Chicken-Fennel-Potato au Gratin

Looking for a classic dinner? Then check out this gratin recipe made using chicken breasts, red potatoes and cheese – a delightful meal!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
small fennel bulbs (3/4 lb each)
1 1/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
lb red potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced (6 cups)
1
jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1/2
cup milk
2
cups shredded Swiss or Gruyère cheese (8 oz)
3/4
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3 oz)
  • 1 Brush 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with 1 teaspoon of the softened butter; sprinkle garlic in bottom of dish. Set aside. Cut off stalks from fennel bulbs to within 1 inch of bulb; reserve 1/4 cup of the feathery leaves and discard stalks. Cut off and discard bottom of bulbs. Cut bulb lengthwise into quarters; remove core. Cut each quarter crosswise into about 1/4-inch-thick slices to make about 4 cups.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, melt remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir about 4 minutes. Add fennel; cook and stir 4 minutes longer. Cover; remove from heat.
  • 3 Arrange 1/2 of the potato slices in baking dish. In small bowl, mix Alfredo sauce, milk and 2 tablespoons of the fennel leaves. Pour 1/2 of sauce mixture over potatoes in dish; top with 1 cup Swiss cheese. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over cheese. Top with remaining potatoes; press to make mixture flat. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Swiss cheese.
  • 4 Cover with foil; bake 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining fennel leaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    580
    (
    Calories from Fat
    310),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    21g,
    21%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    145mg
    145%;
    Sodium
    830mg
    830%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    35g
    35%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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