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Cheesy Potato Topped Chicken Breast

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This is a basic grilled or pan-fried chicken breast with a little difference – topped with cheesy potato rather than having the spuds served on the side.

This dish is nice with a salad, or a side of steamed vegetables. The bonus of using vegetables is that you can add them to any leftover potato mixture for bubble and squeak the next day (just fry the mixture in a little butter like fritters).

Yield: Serve 4

Cheesy Potato Topped Chicken Breast

cheesy potato topped chicken breast

In this dish, the mashed potato is served on the chicken instead of as a side and then grilled with cheese until it's golden and bubbly for something a little different.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped (or use chives)
  • 1/2 cup of tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 egg


  1. Boil or steam whole potatoes until almost tender Cool and grate.
  2. Meanwhile, halve the chicken breasts horizontally so that you have two fillets or schnitzels. Lightly hammer or roll to flatten.
  3. Combine potato, onion, cheese, egg and chives.
  4. Fry chicken in a little oil until brown on both sides until cooked through or grill under the griller/broiler until cooked. Place on a tray and top with the potato mixture.
  5. Grill/broil under a medium-hot grill/broiler until potato mixture is browned and cooked through (about 5 – 10 minutes).


Serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables.

Swap the potato for sweet potato for a lower-carb alternative.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g

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