Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Casserole is an easy chicken potato casserole you can whip up for dinner tonight. Tender potatoes, chicken, salty bacon all in one comforting casserole.
6 cups red potatoes (scrubbed and cut into 1/2 in pieces)
1- 8 oz package of bacon (slices cut then fried)
Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in the skillet.
1 1/2 LB boneless and skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
3 TBSP unsalted butter (melted)
2 tsp paprika
11/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (divided into 2- 1 cup measures)
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 C green onion sliced thin ( green and white)
Sliced green onion
9×13 in baking dish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then spray your baking dish with cooking spray.
Dice up your potatoes and toss them in the baking dish.
In a bowl you will mix your melted butter, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together. Once mixed pour over the potatoes.
You will cook your potatoes at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when you poke them.
In a pan you will cook up your diced bacon until crispy. Remove and place bacon on a paper towel.
Leave the grease in the pan and add in your diced chicken and cook until the chicken is fully cooked.
Once potatoes are done, remove and top with chicken and bacon. Sprinkle with cheese, and if you want you can add layers of meat and green onions to the top.
Put the chicken potato back in the oven to melt the cheese. This takes around 3-5 minutes.
Once done remove the casserole and let cool slightly. Then add your favorite toppings and serve.