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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

Almost halfway through July and I'm busting out a casserole dish ..... and I live in Phoenix?! Hello?! It's hot as heck here! Sometimes, I have to cave in and turn the oven on though. Casserole dishes are just too easy!

Here's a twist on the classic Tater Tot Casserole! This BBQ Chicken & Bacon Tater Tot Casserole is so easy to make - and it's even easier if you use leftover chicken! You will need about 2 cups of leftover chicken.

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Tater Tot Casserole

BBQ Chicken & Bacon Tater Tot Casserole
Printable recipe
Yield: 8 servings

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
12 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
¼ cup milk
½ cup BBQ sauce
1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots (you may not need all of the tater tots)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 9x13-in. baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat and cook the chicken until no longer pink. Remove from the heat and add the bacon, soup, milk and BBQ sauce. Spread evenly into the bottom of the prepared dish. Top with cheese, then tater tots. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tater tots are cooked and slightly browned. Serve!

*** To make condensed soup substitute: Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a saucepan. Stir in 3 tbsp. flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. While continuously stirring, add 1/2 cup chicken broth and 1/2 cup milk. Bring to a low boil, continuing to stir until it thickens. Salt and pepper to taste. Use in place of canned cream of "whatever kind" of soup. You can also add herbs, celery or mushrooms.

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  1. Pinned ! I love bacon & chicken together :-)

  2. I love tater tots! Looks like a great recipe!

  3. i am always looking for new ways to use my leftover chicken-definitely need to try this one out!

  4. I have seen other tater tot casseroles before but this one will def. make it into my kitchen!! New follower via facebook, stopping by from Wonderful Food Wednesday Hop! Would love for you to stop by at I also have a hop going on ;)!!!!

  5. Hi!
    I'm a new follower and I have a question - on your ingredient list you have milk - but in the directions it is not listed. Is the milk added with the bbq sauce and soup?
    Thank you!

    1. Yes! Thank you so much for catching that, Allison! I have updated the recipe to reflect the milk ;)

  6. Yep, that sounds delicious. Of course it does, it's got bbq, chicken, and bacon. :)

  7. I love casseroles and this sounds great. A little comfort and a little kick. We would love to have you link up with us for our Show us How You Rock Link Party. Hope you will join us for some fun:

  8. What a great collection of recipes! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Must be good with bacon and tater tots! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  10. Pinning!!! I love tater-tot casseroles, I love this spin on it.
    Sara Howe

  11. Oh, I know my daughter would love this!

  12. Yummy! I love tater tots. Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe.

    Heidi’s Wanderings


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