Everyone loved it and it did not survive the evening. I love how this recipe uses the same pan instead of messing up a lot of dishes. Well, guess what? Sauté the vegetables over medium heat for about 5 minutes. With each bite you'll experience many layers of flavor, which will most certainly delight your guests. Allow a little more time to cook bacon and vegetables. This chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole is an interesting recipe with its myriad ingredients. I was hoping to have a little left-over for the next day’s lunch, but no luck. I chopped and sautéed the bacon first thing, then drained off all but about 1 tablespoon drippings before adding the herb-coated chicken to the skillet, which I cubed rather than cut into a thin cutlet. Cover the casserole loosely with a sheet of foil. This dish gave me both in spades. A definite keeper in my book. Left out the cream and white wine. Attach it below. Gradually stir in the chicken stock, mixing carefully so that no flour lumps form. Cook, stirring, until the liquid has reduced to 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 minutes. It was FABULOUS!!! Herbed chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, bacon, sauteed red onion, and Gruyere cheese are mixed together and baked. I made the whole thing on the top of the stove and served it over rice. Let us know what you think. Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a large casserole dish. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. By leaving out some of the liquid ingredients, I ended up with just a little nice sauce at the bottom. Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings and reserve for another use. The Gruyère is not an option; it's what makes this dish. The sweet potato adds an interesting addition to the chicken, alternatively butternut squash can be used in its place. 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced, 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - diced. After reading the other reviews I decided to consider this recipe a stew rather than a casserole. Bring to a boil and whisk until thickened. Drain on paper towels and, when cool, chop coarsely. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm 3 tablespoons oil until hot. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. This recipe served 6 servings for us plus enough leftovers to take for lunch the next day. Set aside 1 teaspoon herb mixture. An extra 5 minutes in the oven, uncovered, did the trick. The wine really stood out and there really wasn't that much flavor. https://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-and-sweet-potato-casserole-393397 The red onion ended up a dull gray color and did not look appealing but the flavor was great. The recipe as written is easy to follow and the directions are clear. As another said it was a stew not a casserole. Of course, what's not to love? Let it sauté for about 1 minute. We'd love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This was beautiful!! I also increased the garlic to 2 cloves and it wasn't a bit overpowering. A beginner could look at this recipe and follow it with great results, although we felt this was not a casserole. Stir in onion and garlic. Amount is based on available nutrient data. In a skillet, preheat the oil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Slicing the chicken breasts horizontally makes nice thin slices and ensures even and quick browning, which also keeps one from overcooking the chicken, as 2 to 3 minutes is all it took. Finely chop the onion, celery, garlic, peel the sweet potato and cut into rounds about ¼ inch thick. Betty Rosbottom | Sunday Casseroles | Chronicle Books, 2014, In some ways an old-school casserole, this one-dish dinner of chicken, sweet potatoes, and bacon cloaked in a white sauce make us think of mom’s casseroles. Chicken, sweet potatoes, bacon, and an herbed béchamel all sound pretty freaking great on paper. When the pan is hot enough, the water will glide over the pan like a mercury ball. Yuk. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. This chicken, sweet potato, and bacon casserole creates a delicious, multi-layered, beautiful, creative meal. Slicing the sweet potatoes in rounds, stacking them, then slicing them in 1/4-inch sticks, as well as slicing the onion from root to stem in even 1/4-inch slices, makes for perfectly sliced, visually appealing matchsticks that result in a beautiful presentation in the final dish.