Chicken and peas au gratin

    50 min

    Two words: yummy, easy!

    19 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 675g cubed skinless, boneless chicken
    • 140g torn bread pieces
    • 110g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 60g butter, melted
    • 300g frozen garden peas
    • 60g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • 750ml milk
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the chicken until no longer pink in the centre and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and set aside.
    3. Toss the bread pieces, Cheddar cheese and 60g melted butter together in a bowl; spread about half of the mixture into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish. Layer the peas and chicken atop the bread layer.
    4. Melt remaining 60g butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir the flour, milk, salt and pepper into the melted butter. Cook and stir the sauce until smooth and thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour over the casserole. Top with the remaining bread mixture.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top begins to brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

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    I decided to try this recipe because I happened to have cooked chicken, 3 cups of leftover white sauce (same recipe, but flavored with 2 chicken bouillon cubes), and a day-old loaf of french bread on hand, all which needed to be used up. I was out of cheddar cheese, though, and used shredded parmesan instead. I ended up using about 6 cups of bread with about 5 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I wanted more bread on top). It smelled wonderful baking, and tasted just as good. I think the toasty topping really added a lot--I would definitely recommend french bread. My husband and kids thought it was good, but the kids don't like peas, so I'm not going to hold that against the recipe. Very palatable!  -  28 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We live in Vietnam, the ingredients we had on hand (the cheese is imported). Its a simple recipe and my family loved it! THANKS! it saved dinner!  -  01 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Fairly quick & easy, all common ingredients, could use a lil spicing up though. The flavours are simple and bland.  -  03 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)