July 28, 2009


Using Leftover Potatoes and Chicken

What can I eat Hi! Welcome to this weekly blog carnival where we share gluten-free dinner (and non dinner) ideas. At the end of my recipe you can add a link to a gluten-free eating idea on your blog. If you’ve never participated before, you can read the guidelines here.

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 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 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.

Potato Piepotato cake with chicken



In a bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Stir in the chicken.  Add to a large skillet and cook, turning and mixing sections at a time until hot through.  Place in a casserole dish and sprinkle with the cheese. Place the dish under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.

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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Great idea! That would probably work with most meats and rice too.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I love the idea of a "potato pancake" casserole. :)
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.
I was positive I posted a link to my choc. zucchini bread here. Bummer!

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