Easy Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Casserole

March 21st, 2016 by Amanda with no comments

IMG_8913INGREDIENTS:

  • 2lbs chicken breasts, cubed
  • 8 potatoes, cubed
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (I used wayyy less)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup green onion, diced (I did not use)

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  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. In large bowl mix olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and hot sauce.
  3. Add potatoes to bowl and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Using a strainer and another bowl, drain the potatoes. Collect all remaining sauce in one bowl and set aside.
  5. Coat baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Spread potatoes evenly in baking dish and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Prepare bacon (I previously posted how to BAKE Bacon here) and set aside on paper towels
  8. Boil Chicken cut into cubes and add them to the remaining sauce. Coat the chicken cubes evenly in the sauce.
  9. Crumble the bacon, grate the cheese, and chop the green onions.
  10. Once potatoes are done, spread the chicken on top. Bake for 12 minutes.

IMG_891211. Layer the cheese, bacon, and half of the green onions and bake for 3 – 5 minutes more, until the cheese is melted.

12. (Optional)Add fresh green onions before serving.

Enjoy!