Chicken-Fennel-Potato au Gratin

Chicken-Fennel-Potato au Gratin

Add something cheesy to your dinner table with this chicken, potato and fennel casserole.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Look for Florence fennel, which is sweet fennel. It has an anise flavor sometimes described as licorice. It is available year-round, but it’s peak season is fall through spring.
A mandolin is a food slicer that can be used to slice the potatoes into uniform thin slices.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 580
    • (Calories from Fat 310),
  • Total Fat 34g
    • (Saturated Fat 21g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 145mg;
  • Sodium 830mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.