Baked Chicken Thighs & Potatoes Casserole

Easy recipe for baked chicken thighs, carrots and potatoes casserole with a creamy sauce and loaded with cheese. Such a perfect meal for a busy evening. Prep time is minimal.

Baked Chicken Thighs Potatoes Casserole

This casserole is pretty amazing if I do say so myself. I have a similar one I posted on the blog when I first started blogging a few years ago, it’s the recipe for the Chicken and Potato Casserole. In that recipe, you sauté everything before adding it the casserole. Though I absolutely love that casserole and how it tastes, the prep time is just way too lengthy. One day, I didn’t have time to prep everything like I normally would but the children were asking for that casserole. I threw everything together into my casserole dish and baked it longer. I was amazed how wonderful the dish tasted. Everyone raved! I just had to tweak a few things and we were set.

Be sure to use a mandolin slicer to slice the potatoes. They need to all be the same thickness or some slices will cook while other pieces will be under cooked. I used a mandolin slicer for the carrots as well and then just sliced them in half.

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Enjoy this lovely recipe with a simple side salad, some fresh bread and of course dessert!

Baked Chicken Thighs Potatoes Casserole Recipe

If you like to prep for dinner early in the day and get it over with, you can do so with this recipe. Slice potatoes and cover with cold water, refrigerate. Slice carrots and chop onion fine. Grate the cheese. You can even mix everything together for the cream if you want. I am a huge fan of prepping for dinner before my children are home from school. I love that I can have everything prepped and my kitchen cleaned before the kids are home. Then as I throw everything into the casserole dish, the kids help set the table and put together a salad and everyone can go about doing their own thing and mom is not in the kitchen for hours while kids are home.

Tip: Be sure to use a deep casserole dish when baking so the cheese doesn’t overflow. Another tip, if you will be serving this for guests and want clean sides on the casserole dish, line the sides of your casserole dish with foil before adding all of the ingredients, then just remove before serving. Works like a gem. 🙂

Ingredients:

2 ½ pounds potatoes, sliced

1 ½ chicken thighs, boneless & skinless

1 carrot, sliced

½ small onion, diced fine

¾ cup heavy whipping cream

1 ¼ cup milk

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp Vegeta, or you fav seasoning (but you really want to use Vegeta;)..)

3 Tbsp mayo

2-3 Tbsp fresh herbs

4 Tbsp butter, sliced

Instructions:

Remove any excess fat from chicken thighs. Cut into thin strands. Lightly salt and pepper to taste and mix.

In a bowl, mix together heavy whipping cream, mayo, milk,  ½ salt, ¼ tsp pepper, and ½ tsp fav seasoning, mix everything.

Finely chop onion. Slice carrot thin on a mandolin slicer. Slice potatoes thin on a mandolin slicer. Run under cold water to remove starch and pat dry.

slice vegetable and chicken

Combine onion and potatoes. Lightly season (salt, pepper, and Vegeta), toss. Add to the bottom of baking dish. Add herbs. Add carrots over potatoes. Add chicken over carrots. Add cubed butter. Pour milk mixture over ingredients in baking dish. Add grated cheese. Cover with foil.

Add all the ingredients to baking dish in layers.

Bake in preheated oven 1 ½ hours – 2 hours, depending on your oven. Pierce potatoes to check for tenderness. Add fresh more fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs Potatoes Casserole Recipe

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Baked Chicken Thighs Potatoes Casserole
Baked Chicken Thighs Potatoes Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 

Easy recipe for baked chicken thighs, carrots and potatoes casserole with a creamy sauce and loaded with cheese. Such a perfect meal for a busy evening.

Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ pounds potatoes, sliced
  • 1 ½ chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ½ small onion, diced fine
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp Vegeta or you fav seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh herbs
  • 4 Tbsp butter, sliced
Instructions
  1. Remove any excess fat from chicken thighs. Cut into thin strands. Lightly salt and pepper to taste and mix.
  2. In a bowl, mix together heavy whipping cream, mayo, milk, ½ salt, ¼ tsp pepper, and ½ tsp fav seasoning, mix everything.
  3. Finely chop onion. Slice carrot thin on a mandolin slicer. Slice potatoes thin on a mandolin slicer. Run under cold water to remove starch and pat dry.
  4. Combine onion and potatoes. Lightly season (salt, pepper, and Vegeta), toss. Add to the bottom of baking dish. Add herbs. Add carrots over potatoes. Add chicken over carrots. Add cubed butter. Pour milk mixture over ingredients in baking dish. Add grated cheese. Cover with foil.

  5. Bake in preheated oven to 400°F for 1 hr 30 min hours – 1hr 45 min hours, depending on your oven. Pierce potatoes to check for tenderness. Add fresh more fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy immediately.

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  • eva 06/28/2018, 9:46 am

    what herbs do you recommend for this casserole?

    • admin 06/28/2018, 10:54 am

      Hi, Eva. You can use cilantro, parsley or dill. Or parsley and dill together. Anything will work. 🙂

  • Tonya 06/19/2018, 5:10 pm

    What can you substitute for heavy cream?

    • admin 06/20/2018, 11:28 am

      Hi, Tonya.
      You can substitute with 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup milk combined. 🙂 I hope you love the recipe.

  • inna 01/04/2018, 10:47 pm

    Valentina, Ive made this twice already in less then a month!One thing I forgot to do BOTH times that I HOPE NOT to forget (unless you want to add it into the recipe as a tip:) )towards end of baking the cheese goes OVER the top and onto bottom of oven and caused some smoke and burnt cheese. I wonder if I may be using too much cheese (Yes I like baked cheese!) but I thought id ask you if you also experienced this issue with receipes that require cheese on top? If so u have any ideas suggesting to keep oven clean beside putting foil under the dish on lower rack..?.but the dish turns out amazing! My family enjoyed it . Thank you!

    • admin 01/09/2018, 12:13 am

      Hi Innochka,
      No, there is no such thing as too much cheese (or mushrooms);)! I’d say it’s because the sides of casserole dish are too short. Do you have one where the sides are taller? I purchased one and I use it for all of my casserole dishes. (I linked one above but you can find it for a better price if you look around, I got mine at Macy’s on clearance. It’s worth the investment if you like to make casseroles often.) Hope that helps!
      (P.S. Thanks for visiting our online home. :)…)

      • inna 04/04/2018, 5:06 pm

        Thanks for adding the tips on cheese and foil!
        I also wonder if I can use boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of thighs…? I assume if I did the cook time would need to be shorter to not toughen the chicken?

      • admin 04/04/2018, 11:49 pm

        Hi Inna. 🙂 I’m glad you found these tips helpful. You can definitely use chicken breast. Keep the baking time the same, they are baked in the sauce and will be fine. If you underbake, the potatoes may not cook. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Mariana 11/26/2017, 5:41 am

    I Loveeee casseroles, can’t wait to try this one! ?

    • admin 11/26/2017, 5:29 pm

      I’m with you on this one, Mariana. We have them at least once a week. They are the best and so easy to clean up. 🙂 Hope you love it! You need to try some of the other ones we have in entrees. So good!

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