- 4 cups torn bread (I used a baguette and kept the crust)
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to taste (about 2-3 tablespoons)
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds flat-leaf spinach, washed
- 2 large yellow or sweet onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used whole milk)
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine bread with 2 tablespoons of oil; season with salt. Add freshly grated Parmesan, if desired. Set aside. In a medium pot, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high. Add spinach; season with salt. Cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a colander, let cool, then squeeze out water. Coarsely chop.
- Wipe pot clean and heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium. Add onion, garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5-8 minutes longer.
- Add wine to pot and cook until almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in half-and-half and milk. Add lemon juice and bring mixture to a boil over high.
- Remove from heat and stir in chopped spinach and chicken; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 6-quart baking dish. (The dish can be assembled and refrigerated up to this point, uncooked, a day ahead.) Before baking, top with bread pieces. Bake until bread is golden brown and mixture is bubbling, 8 to 10 minutes.
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Ok! 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday!! 🙂
Happy Fiesta Friday to you, too! 🙂
The casserole looks so yum! Comfort written all over it. I always, always have leftover rotisserie chicken. I think this is just about the best use for it. Josette, you’re not just the brookcook, you’re the most best brookcook! 🙂
You are so kind- and- once again…. the perfect hostess!! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
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Beautiful recipe, I love it, it is simple, with a lot of flavor and texture… great!
Thank you! It’s an upscale chicken pot pie 🙂
Yum, looks like a very comforting dish. Wonderful ingredients – lots of the good stuff! I love recipes that give that short-cut of using a rotisserie chicken too – welcomed relief after a full day!
Thank you! Yes- perfect for a weeknight meal 🙂
Yum – this looks so comforting to me, even a Thanksgiving-worthy dish! Love the colors, too.
Thanks- they whole family gobbled it up! My son especially LOVED the crouton topping 🙂
I love how you modified the recipe, I always end up doing that. This looks lovely, warm and filling 🙂
Thank you! A yummy & filling crowd pleaser. 🙂
Love this! Your adaptations are brilliant! I’m inspired. I know my son will love this.
Thanks! My kids did love it too 🙂
My kind of comfort food, Josette. You can never go wrong with anything with spinach and mushrooms in my book. Happy Friday, and I hope it warms up a bit for you soon this spring!
Thank you- I am such a fan of spinach and mushrooms too. 🙂
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!!
Oh, everything about your dish cries comfort!! This is lovely!
Thanks! Sometimes a simple comfort food dish is exactly what you need 🙂
I am saving this one for sure!
Super easy and tasty! Enjoy!! 🙂
Josette, would you mind if I just eat out of your baking dish??
I snuck a couple of bites 🙂
Good for you!! 😉
That is the bonus of doing the cooking! 🙂
Looks so comforting, need something like this for the cold, wet spring we are experiencing 🙂
So true! I keep hearing about warm weather- that others are experiencing… still pretty chilly here. I’m ready for it to be over. 🙂 Comfort food helps ease the pain! 🙂
Definitely a comfort food – I love the modifications you made to the original! yum!
Thank you & thank you for your follow!! I look forward to checking out your blog as well. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Comfort food at its best – this is beautiful! Love the cremini mushrooms in this too.
Thank you! I have been adding mushrooms to everything 🙂
This looks divine… I love the Spinach and mushrooms combo… yum!
Thank you… me too! I worry that I make too many dishes with the same flavors- so tasty though!
I think it’s OK to go with the flavors you love… I’ve only been following you for a bit, but it seems to me you love food so much you have some serious variety going on!
this looks good ive printed it off ready to do at some stage i love casseroles, looks yum
Thanks! Casserole with salad is such a perfect meal 🙂
This is such a great one dish meal! It has all the healthy things in it.
yes… with a little bit of indulgence 🙂
Sigh. A perfect quick and easy comfort food. I’m adding this to my arsenal to make the next time I have guests! I love the recipe!
Thank you! Nice for guests– no last minute prep and it can be made ahead of time and baked at the last minute 🙂
I love those darn rotisserie chickens!! They’re so great for so many delicious meals…especially this one!! I have a very fussy son, but something tells me that he might go for this one. I’m definitely trying this! 🙂 You have the best recipes.. honestly.
Thank you so so so much! I hope he enjoys this one- it is so hard to please the fussy ones…. I have one myself 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious! I love the use of croutons it must give it a nice crunch! So glad I stumbled across your blog through Fiesta Friday, it is truly beautiful
Thank you so much!! I am not normally a crouton fan, but they were perfect in this dish – the crunch and the saltiness from the cheese 🙂
Hi! I’m an italian food blogger,also my recipe was published by a friend of ours in common, “the novice Gardner”greetings from Italy!
Hi!! I saw your beautiful cake! I wish I could read Italian…. is it possible to translate your blog to English? Let me know! 🙂
you can translate the pie recipe! slowly translate the whole blog thanks for the advice!
I loved it and gorgeous pics.
Thank you– it’s a struggle to photograph a casserole! 🙂
I agree but I loved the lighting!
You are so kind to me 🙂
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