Chicken Hash Recipe - Classic American comfort food

Chicken Hash

Chicken Hash Recipe - Classic American comfort food
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6


Chicken Hash
Chicken Hash

Chicken hash is a comforting and hearty dish that is perfect for using up leftover chicken and potatoes. This dish is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite vegetables and seasonings.


Chicken hash has been a popular dish in American cuisine for many years. It originated as a way to use up leftover chicken and potatoes, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.


  • 2.5 to 4 lb (1.81 kg) of chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 to 4 cups of diced, cooked potatoes (fresh or leftover)
  • 1 can of carrots, drained
  • 3 cups of gravy (or enough to make hash moist)

How to prepare

  1. Boil the chicken until the meat easily falls off the bones. De-bone the chicken and chop the meat.
  2. Brown the chicken and onion in a non-stick pan with cooking spray.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots, and gravy.
  4. Heat thoroughly, stirring often to avoid sticking or burning. Season to taste.


  • Add diced bell peppers or mushrooms for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for a healthier twist on this classic dish.


  1. Pre-cooked ingredients can be used from any roast or other leftovers. Canned beef or chicken can be used. This is a quick and easy way to use up leftovers.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the chicken until it is tender and easily falls off the bones for the best texture in the hash.

- Stir the hash often while cooking to prevent sticking and ensure even heating.

- Season the hash to taste with your favorite herbs and spices for added flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve chicken hash with a side of green beans or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Boil the chicken until tender before chopping it for the hash.

- Brown the chicken and onions before adding the potatoes and gravy for added flavor.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use leftover turkey or pork instead of chicken for a different twist on this dish.

- Substitute vegetable broth for the gravy for a vegetarian version of chicken hash.

Make Ahead Tips

Chicken hash can be made ahead of time and reheated for a quick and easy meal. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve chicken hash in individual bowls garnished with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair chicken hash with a glass of white wine or a cold beer for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover chicken hash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 350


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Fats: 12g per serving


Proteins: 30g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken hash is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains gluten from the gravy. Be sure to use a gluten-free gravy if needed.


Chicken hash is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, along with essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken hash is a classic dish that is easy to make and perfect for using up leftover chicken and potatoes. This hearty and satisfying meal is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Chicken Hash. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl learning my way around the kitchen. My Aunt Mildred had come to visit us for the weekend, and she brought with her a treasure trove of family recipes that had been passed down through the generations.

Aunt Mildred was a wonderful cook, and I always looked forward to her visits because it meant I would get to taste all sorts of delicious dishes that I had never tried before. But when she pulled out the recipe for Chicken Hash, I was truly intrigued. I had never heard of such a dish before, and I couldn't wait to learn how to make it.

As Aunt Mildred walked me through the recipe, I watched in awe as she expertly chopped and diced the vegetables, cooked the chicken to perfection, and mixed everything together in a large skillet. The aroma that filled the kitchen was heavenly, and I knew that this dish was going to be something special.

After the Chicken Hash had finished cooking, Aunt Mildred served it up with a side of buttered biscuits and a fresh garden salad. The flavors were incredible – savory and comforting, with just the right amount of seasoning. I savored every bite, marveling at how such simple ingredients could come together to create such a delicious meal.

From that day on, Chicken Hash became a staple in our household. I would often make it for my family on busy weeknights when I needed a quick and satisfying dinner. And as I grew older and began cooking for my own family, I passed the recipe down to my children, who now make it for their own families as well.

Over the years, I have made some slight tweaks to the original recipe, adding a pinch of this or a dash of that to suit my own tastes. But the core of the recipe remains the same – tender chunks of chicken, hearty potatoes, sweet onions, and a medley of colorful vegetables all cooked together in a rich, flavorful broth.

I have shared this recipe with friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and it has always been met with rave reviews. There is something truly special about Chicken Hash – it is comforting and familiar, yet still exciting and new every time you make it.

As I sit here now, reflecting on all the memories that this recipe holds for me, I am grateful for the simple joys that cooking can bring. It is more than just a chore or a task – it is a way to connect with loved ones, to create something beautiful out of the everyday ingredients that life provides.

And so, I will continue to make Chicken Hash for as long as I am able, passing it down to future generations so that they too can experience the wonder and delight of this timeless dish. I am thankful for Aunt Mildred and her willingness to share her knowledge and her love of cooking with me, and I will always cherish the memories of that first taste of Chicken Hash.


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