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Shaker Chicken Pudding

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 529kcal
Cost: $1.02 per serving


  • 2 - 3 cups leftover white meat rotisserie or cooked chicken breasts diced into 1 x 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup apples diced, about 1 large or 2 medium-sized apples
  • 1 cup sweet onion such as Vidalia rough chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 4 ounces salted butter
  • 4 ounces fresh pressed apple cider divided
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • pinch fresh nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 12 ounces cream may substitute whole milk
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs may substitute homemade bread crumbs
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking dish by liberally greasing with 1 ounce of butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium non-stick sauté pan, gently sauté apples, onion, and celery in 2 ounces of the butter until soft. Add cider, nutmeg, salt and pepper. NOTE: you may either peel your apples or leave the skin on. I use two apples, peeling one and leaving the skin on the other.
  • Simmer on very low heat, covered, for 1/2 hour until the vegetables are very soft.
  • Melt the remaining 1 ounce of butter and add the flour to the melted butter. Whisk until the flour is incorporated.
  • To the pan of vegetables, add the flour mixture and the cream and bring to a boil. Allow to cook over high heat for 2 minutes. The mixture will thicken. Remove from the heat. Add chicken and stir.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with 2 ounces of melted butter. Stir to combine. NOTE: if using homemade bread crumbs, consider adding dried herbs to enhance their flavor such as oregano, basil, and marjoram.
  • Pour the chicken mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until casserole bubbles. Serve over Spätzle, wide noodles, or rice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg