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Crispy coated chicken thighs with delicious vegetables in a creamy cheese sauce for a satisfying dinner.


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15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
1 hr 35 mins
1 2 1/2-quart casserole


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine cereal, cornmeal, ginger, and turmeric in a resealable plastic bag. Shake well until evenly mixed.

  • Lightly beat egg in a separate bowl. Dip chicken thighs into the egg, one at time, and coat well. Place each thigh in the bag with the cereal mixture, seal, and shake well to coat.

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken thighs; cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Transfer chicken onto a serving plate, reserve oil in the pan, and allow to cool.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Cook potatoes in the reserved oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and cook until softened, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.

  • Arrange cauliflower florets along the inside edge of a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Cover the bottom with potatoes.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thickened to desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. Add about 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese and stir until melted.

  • Pour sauce over the casserole, coating the vegetables well. Add chicken thighs and sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is browned, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 32.8g; carbohydrates 30.8g; fat 32.2g; cholesterol 142.5mg; sodium 333.2mg. Full Nutrition