Our chicken and potato bake uses baby potatoes, which are simply any kind of potato that is dug out from the soil before they are fully grown, making them sweeter in flavour. Choose your favourite baby potatoes such as starchy Russet, Yukon Gold or Idaho potatoes, which hold their shape well and will not turn to mush when cooked.
Before adding the baby potatoes to the dish, pre-cook them by boiling them until tender. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the dish but be careful not to add too much so that it overpowers the other flavours. Once the chicken and potato bake is done and the cheese is melted and bubbly, let the dish rest for a few minutes to allow the flavours to settle and the cheese to firm up a bit.
In a pan, sauté onions and garlic. Then add chicken and season it with salt, red pepper, and white pepper. Cook until the chicken is fully done, add mushrooms and green chilli pepper and cook until done. Put the chicken in an oven-proof dish, top with boiled baby potatoes, and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven for 5 minutes at 180°C.
Chicken and potato bake can be served with a variety of side dishes, for example, steamed or roasted vegetables, such as carrots, green beans, or broccoli. A fresh green salad is another great option, as it provides a light and crisp contrast to the richness of the dish. If you are looking for something heartier, crusty bread is a good choice. Additionally, sauces such as gravy, pesto, or aioli can add an extra layer of flavour to the dish and help bring all the elements together.
Yes, you can freeze chicken and potato bake. However, the texture of the potatoes may change after being frozen and reheated. To freeze, allow the dish to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in foil or cling film or store it in a freezer-safe container. To reheat, allow the dish to thaw in the fridge overnight, then bake in the oven until heated through. You may need to cover it with foil to prevent the cheese from burning during the reheating process.
Chicken and potato bake will last in the fridge for 3-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container. To prolong the freshness and prevent spoilage, make sure to refrigerate it as soon as it has cooled to room temperature. If the chicken and potatoes have an off smell, or if the cheese has a strange colour or texture, it is best to discard it.
This chicken and potato bake is a classic comfort food that is loaded with tender and juicy chicken, soft potatoes, and a generous helping of melted mozzarella cheese on top. And the best part? It is so easy to make with a few basic ingredients, and all you need is a pan and an oven-proof dish so you can brown the cheese in the oven before serving. Family and guests of all ages will want to dig right into this loaded chicken potato bake full of spices and flavours from chilli pepper, garlic, and much more.
For more tasty and easy recipes with soft and mild potatoes, have a look at our stuffed baked potato with turkey and mushroom sauce, creamy mashed potato, or potato kibbeh.
Get ready to turn up the heat with our sizzling loaded potato chicken bake recipe. It packs a punch with the addition of spicy green chilli peppers, making for a savoury, scrumptious kick of flavours. But no need to worry; the mild and earthy mushrooms are there to balance out the heat and create a harmonious blend of flavours.
The chilli peppers add a fiery kick to each bite, but just when you think the heat is too much, the mushrooms step in to cool things down. It is like a rollercoaster of flavours that will leave you wanting more.
When it comes to serving up this delicious and easy chicken potato bake, you have a myriad of options. It is delicious on its own, served simply as it is with the spicy chicken, mild boiled potatoes and melted cheese on top. A side of greens, though, can do wonders for cutting through the richness of the dish. Try serving it with a mixed greens salad, coleslaw, or Middle Eastern rocca salad.
You can also pair the chicken and potato bake with a crusty baguette or ciabatta roll for a perfect way to soak up all the cheesy goodness. No matter which option you choose, serve it hot, straight from the oven, to enjoy it when it is best.
Chicken and potato bake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser as it is, but you can always have a little fun and experiment with the ingredients. To add some extra flavour and excitement, consider adding a few twists with different herbs and spices.
For more depth of flavour, add fresh or dried herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, or oregano. Another great way to change things up is by adding some extra veggies, such as chopped bell peppers or zucchini. Simply add them at the same time as the mushrooms.
And do not forget about the cheese! Mozzarella cheese is tasty combined with other cheese types, so experiment with adding different cheeses like cheddar, gouda, or gruyere, or try adding some crumbled feta for a tangy twist. With all these options, the possibilities are endless. So have fun, get creative, and make the chicken and potato bake your own.