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Chicken Macaroni Gratin

Chicken Macaroni Gratin

This hearty gratin is filled with creamy, cheesy, chicken goodness. The fun part is that you can add whatever other ingredients you like — broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, blue cheese, or even pieces of a hardened baguette! Just be patient until the desired color of golden brown on top is achieved.

Make sure you have a gratin dish that fits in BALMUDA The Toaster!

Recipe by food stylist Nami Iijima

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Ingredients

Serves 2

2.5 oz macaroni
1 small chicken thigh
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp white wine
2 tbsp water
1/4 of a whole onion
3 mushrooms
1/3 of a spinach bunch
1 tsp vegetable oil
Moderate amount of shredded cheese
White Sauce Ingredients
2.5 tbsp flour
2.5 tbsp butter
450 ml milk
1.5 tsp salt
A little white pepper (to taste)

 

Oven Mode at 400°F for 10 minutes

Directions

Ready in 30 minutes

  • Slice the onions and mushrooms, cut the chicken thighs into bite-size pieces, and sprinkle with salt (1/4 teaspoon).
  • Boil the macaroni in salted water for one minute less than the indicated cooking time (depending on the type of macaroni). Drain and set aside.
  • Boil the spinach in salted water. Drain, squeeze out the water, and cut into 2 inch pieces.
  • Heat a large pan and add the butter. When it melts, add the flour and fry over low heat for 2 - 3 minutes. When the bubbles start to form, add warm milk and simmer over low heat for 5 - 6 minutes while stirring. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Pour the vegetable oil into a separate hot frying pan and fry the chicken skin side down. When it is browned, add the white wine and water, and cook for 5 minutes. Add to the white sauce from Step 4.
    In the same frying pan you fried the chicken, pour a little more vegetable oil and lightly fry the onions and mushrooms.
  • Add the onions, mushrooms, macaroni and spinach to the white sauce mix, combine, and bring to a boil.
  • Put Step 6 into a heat-resistant container, sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake in BALMUDA The Toaster until browned.
  • If the ingredients are cooled, bake on Oven Mode at 400°F for 10 minutes. If the ingredients are warm, bake on Oven Mode at 450°F for 5 - 7 minutes to brown the surface.

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