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Chicken and Potato Casserole

This chicken and potato casserole will become a family favorite. If you love loaded baked potatoes, you must try this. Cheese, bacon, potatoes - yum!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato and chicken casserole, potato and chicken casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 497kcal
Author Vicky

Ingredients

  • 5 red potatoes 6 cups - scrubbed and cut into ½ in pieces
  • 8 oz package of bacon Slices cut then fried. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in the skillet.
  • 1 ½ LB boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 11/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese use 1 cup at a time
  • ¼ C green onion thinly sliced

Optional Garnish

  • dallops of sour cream
  • Sliced green onion

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Add potatoes to the baking dish. Add butter, paprika, garlic powder,salt, and pepper into a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Pour butter mixture over potatoes.
  • Toss the butter mixture over the potatoes until they are evenly coated.
  • Cook potatoes at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the chicken to the remaining bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Cook on medium heat until completely cooked - about 8 minutes.
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven. Turn off the oven.
  • Sprinkle one of the cups of cheese over the potatoes.
  • Layer the chicken, bacon pieces, and green onions on top.
  • Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top.
  • Put the casserole back in the still warm oven for about 3-5 minutes. (Or until the cheese melts)
  • Optionally top each plate with casserole with sour cream and green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 1008mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg