Each month a group of bloggers participate in the Improv Challlenge where we take two ingredients given to us by Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker and well…improv! The results are usually awe inspiring (theirs..not mine so much). This month the ingredients we were given were potatoes and cheese. Now I toyed with the idea of a sweet potato cream cheese pie but I am just not quite ready to take the plunge into crock-pot desserts. I didn’t want to fail epically in front of everyone! lol So I found a recipe for Mashed Potato Stuffed Chicken on Rachael Ray’s site and changed it up a little to make it crock-pot friendly and to include cheese. Nothing like cheesy mashed potatoes from scratch -yum! This is also an awesome recipe to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Crock-Pot Mashed Potato Stuffed Chicken Breasts
4 Bone In Chicken Breast Halves (With Skin)
2-3 Medium White Potatoes
1/4 Cup Milk
2-3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3 Ounces Shredded Asiago Cheese
2 Tablespoons Fresh Flat Parsley, Chopped
2-3 Ounces Chicken Broth, Stock or Water
- Prepare mashed potatoes on top of stove:
- Peel and cut potatoes into quarters.
- Bring potatoes and enough water to cover to a boil.
- Turn to low for 15 minutes or until “fork tender”.
- Drain water and add milk and butter.
- Mash potatoes.
- Add cheese.
- Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
- Transfer potatoes to a flat surface. (Wax paper works good for this.)
- Shape into a round and cut into four squares.
- Your squares should not be bigger than the chicken pieces.
- With your fingers lift chicken skin away from meat leaving ends still attached so it forms a pocket.
- Place one potato square under the skin of each breast, flattening if needed to distribute.
- Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock-pot.
- Try to angle them so open pocket is tilted upwards.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Pour in broth or water.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Remove from crock-pot carefully and sprinkle with parsley and a little more asiago cheese if desired.
- Spoon some of the broth from the crock-pot on top and serve.
I actually made more mashed potatoes than needed because I was afraid of not having enough. So instead of just serving them on the side I made some Fried Asiago Mashed Potatoes, which I posted about over at HotCouponWorld! Now check out these recipes from the rest of the Improv Challengers. I promise you won’t be disappointed!