Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole - The Musings of Mo

Loaded Potato and Chicken Casserole

This is a tried and true recipe with my family that everyone enjoys. You can play with the recipe, adding more or less hot sauce to suit your tastes, changing up the brand of sauces you use, or even adding extra toppings. Have fun with it and make it your own!

Loaded Potato & Chicken Casserole

Loaded Potato & Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
8-10 medium potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp garlic powder
3 Tbsp BBQ Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s-Original)
3 Tbsp hot sauce

Topping:

2 cups cooked and crumbled GF bacon
1 cup diced green onions
(OPTIONAL) Daiya dairy free cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 500°. Spray 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl mix together olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, BBQ sauce and hot sauce. Add the cubed potatoes and stir to coat.
  2. Scoop the potatoes into the prepared baking dish, leaving behind as much of the sauce mixture as possible. **
  3. Bake potatoes for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, add cubed chicken to the bowl with leftover sauce mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Once potatoes are fully cooked, remove from oven and lower temperature to 400º.
  6. Top the cooked potatoes with the raw, marinated chicken. Then, sprinkle the bacon and green onions over the potatoes/chicken. ***
  7. Return casserole to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with extra hot sauce or BBQ sauce.

**I never seem to have enough sauce leftover, so I sometimes add a little more BBQ sauce to the chicken mixture.
***Only my son is allergic to dairy, so I’ll split the casserole ingredients between two pans. In the first pan I make the recipe as shown. In the second pan, I add 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese to the toppings.

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  • Katharine LaNelle Wilson

    I love this meal! It is delicious!

  • Katharine LaNelle Wilson

    Making this tonight!

    • Mo

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out and if you modify the recipe at all. I’m always interested in knowing how spicy/cheesy/savory other people like it. 😀

  • Katharine LaNelle Wilson

    Tried it with sour cream for round one and it was delicious! Then for round two I added ranch.

    I messed up direction wise and added and crumbled bacon and chopped green onion to the initial mix which may have been why the potatoes held all the flavor and the chicken wasn’t as flavorful. Next time I think I may chop the raw chicken earlier in the day and marinate it in the bbq/herb mix for a few hours and see if that makes a difference.

    It was still really good!

    We used the sweet and spicy bbq and held off on the hot sauce (still added paprika) to make it appeasing to Oliver who has pepper allergies.

    Yummy!

    • Mo

      I want to try marinating it. That’s a great idea! Thanks for the feedback. 🙂