Chicken Hash

Chicken Hash

This recipe is loosely based on one by Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa).  It’s delicious, comforting, and fairly easy to make.  My hubby really likes it and so do I.   As written, this recipe does not make enough for leftovers.  I like  to have leftovers so that we can have easy lunches for the next day or so.  It’s easy to double the recipe (or just add more potatoes). Sometimes I buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and use the meat as a shortcut for this dish.

Chicken Hash

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
dried basil
1 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large red onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Rub each chicken breast with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and dried basil. Bake the chicken for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is just cooked through. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then cut the chicken into large dice and set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water for 10 minutes, and drain. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, dice them into 1/4-inch cubes.

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan, over medium-low heat. Add the potatoes in a single layer and fry them for 5 to 7 minutes (or longer), until crisp, evenly browned and cooked through.

In a separate saute pan, heat 4 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until soft and starting to caramelize. Turn up the heat a bit.  Add the red peppers and saute on high heat for 2 minutes, until the edges of the peppers are seared.

Lower the heat, add the garlic, thyme, paprika, 1 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Add the chicken cubes to the onion/pepper mixture, and heat through. Add the potatoes and serve.



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