Chicken & Corn Gratin

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I absolutely love it when dinner smells so good while it’s cooking, it brings the whole family from the corners of the house to the kitchen. I knew I had a come up with a great flavor profile with this casserole but I got an amazing response from the family. Cheesy, creamy, flavor packed Chicken & Corn Gratin was a complete win – and it was so easy to make!

Chicken & Corn Gratin

Weeknight meals is all about ease of competition while still getting a great flavors from real foods. Making sauces from scratch really is not that hard to do – it just takes a few extra minutes – but the depth of flavor you get is amazing. Especially when you compare it to the over salted, low flavor you get from a packet. The cheese sauce in this recipe is super easy and can be used for all sorts of things. You could just put it over some pasta, use it in a more traditional potato au gratin side dish, or like my kids love – use it as a dipping sauce for toasted tortillas.

Chicken & Corn Gratin

Lots of people shy away from using jalapenos in their cooking for few of spiciness. But when you take the seeds and spines out, you are left with an incredible flavor that does not have much heat to it. Chicken & Corn Gratin is a great way to discover that flavor – as it uses a small amount of seeded jalapeno. Give it a try!

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Chicken & Corn Gratin

Cheesy, creamy, flavor packed Chicken and Corn Gratin
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casseroles, cheese, Chicken, corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • lb Chicken Breast, boneless, skinless cut into ½-in cubes
  • 2 15 oz cans Sweet Corn drained
  • 1 lb Bacon cut into ½-in pieces
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ Jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 3 Scallions Diced

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg.
  • In a frying pan over medium high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy and remove to a paper towel covered plate.
  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat, add butter, onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes then add flour, salt and pepper. Whisk for 3 minutes then add chicken broth. Whisk for 3 minutes then add heavy cream. After 3 minutes, add parmesan cheese and half of cheddar cheese. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, corn, jalapeno, half of green onions, and half of bacon. Add cheese sauce. Stir until well coated. Transfer to a 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, scallions and bacon. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Chicken & Corn Gratin

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This really sounds yummy. Definitely pinning so I can give it a try!

  2. petra08 – A total foodie, love to grow my own, forage, cook and eat food, cheese is always a favourite! You can also find me on Twitter & Instagram @FoodEatLove!
    petra08 says:

    I love a good gratin! The flavors sounds great together and I ove the addition of the jalapeno!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  3. Sunshine – Tennessee – Home educating mom of three amazing fellows, homeschool and homestead blogger, herb gardener, flower lover, cat collector, follower of Jesus, and happy wife! Blogger at https://www.LessonsAndLessons.com https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie says:

    I’m not terribly fond of jalapeño peppers . I don’t know if they lose a little of their heat when cooked?

    Either way, thanks for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!
    Laurie

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Since the seeds are removed you really just get the flavor of jalapeno – not the heat. But you could totally replace them with green chilies if you wanted to tone it down some.

  4. laurakellywalters – Apex, NC – Always making and sharing ways to live a creative life. Helping you with simple ways to celebrate all the things, learn and grow through craft projects, DIY and fun FREE printables.
    Laura Walters says:

    Thank you so much for sharing to our linky party!

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