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Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

If you like simple yet flavorful dishes that are not drowning in sauce, this is for you. A one-pot meal that comes together very fast and is guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters. No mushy, saucy bites in this one.

Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

Chicken potato casserole has clean and simple flavors, similar to those you get from a baked potato. You can call it chicken potato casserole, but it is a chicken bacon potato casserole because the bacon flavor comes through.

I like to use high-quality smoked bacon to achieve the most amazing dish. Cayenne pepper gives it a bit of a kick, and green onions a delightful freshness.

How To Make Chicken Potato Casserole?

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, place the cubed potatoes, diced cooked chicken, minced garlic, olive oil, paprika, parsley, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir everything until well combined.
  3. Place the potato/chicken mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 45-50 mins, or until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove from the oven and top with the shredded cheese, sliced green onions, and chopped bacon.
  5. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 mins, or until the cheese is melted.
Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

Got Leftovers?

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and into the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave, the oven, or you can do it in a skillet on the stovetop.

If you want to use the oven, I would recommend adding a tablespoon of chicken stock for every 2 cups of leftovers, placing them in an oven-safe dish, cover with foil, and baking at 350 F for about 15 minutes or until they are heated through.

Cooking Tips

  1. Try to make the potato cubes roughly the same size to cook evenly.
  2. If you can, mix them a couple of times mid-cooking, so the chicken and potatoes brown evenly.
  3. Do not use pre-shredded cheese. It doesn’t melt appropriately because of the added ingredients to prevent it from sticking.
Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

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Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

Yield: 8 - SERVINGS
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Chicken potato casserole has clean and simple flavors, similar to those you get from a baked potato

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 6 medium red potatoes, cubed (skin on)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and spray the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the potatoes, chicken, garlic, olive oil, paprika, oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
  2. Place the potato/chicken mix into the baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and tender.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven and top with bacon, cheese, and green onions. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 5- 10 mins or until the cheese is melted
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 19gCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 22g

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Lilith

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Probably a stupid question but Do you cook the chicken beforehand??

Carla

Sunday 14th of January 2024

So the chicken has to be cooked before it is cubed and goes into the oven for 45 minutes? How did you cook your chicken and have you ever tried it using raw chicken?

Erika

Monday 14th of August 2023

This was delicious, definitely spicy so when I make it next time I will add a little less spice.

Justine

Monday 10th of July 2023

Why would you need to cook the chicken first when you are cooking the whole dish for 45-50 minutes? I would think the chicken would get dry from being already cooked then in an oven for that long cooking again

Cy

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Looks delicious! I want to make it and I usually follow instructions to a "t". Won't the chicken be overcooked by cooking it twice with the second time being 45 min?

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