Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 8 -10 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I leave the skin on)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 6 tablespoons hot sauce
- 2 cups fiesta Mexican blend cheese or 2 cups monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend
- 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- 1 cup diced green onion
Preheat oven to 500F (This is NOT a typo, 500F is correct!) .
In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder & paprika.
Add the cube potatoes and stir to coat.
Add the potatoes to a greased baking dish.
When scooping the potatoes into the baking dish, leave behind any extra olive oil/hot sauce mix.
Add the diced chicken to the “left behind” olive oil/hot sauce mix and stir to coat all the chicken. Allow to marinate as the potatoes bake.
Roast the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and nice and crispy on the outside.
Once the potatoes are fully cooked add the marinated chicken.
Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400°F.
In a large bowl mix all the topping ingredients together.
Top the raw chicken with the topping.
Bake 15 minutes or until until the chicken is cooked through and the topping is melted and bubbly delicious.
Serve with extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing.
Is it really a 500 degree F oven, or is that a typo? I would think that 45 minutes at 500 degrees would pretty much incinerate the potatoes (and everything else). I mean, that’s automatic oven-cleaning temperature (which works by burning off all the crud).- March 19, 2013
it’s correct 🙂- March 19, 2013
I’m confused…..are you talking about using whole Idaho potatoes or another type?- March 24, 2013
These directions are not very good. Are the potatoes whole, diced, or sliced? It sounds like a delicious recipe….just needs better description.- March 24, 2013
Recipe is updated 🙂- March 25, 2013
I use small red potatoes diced- July 6, 2013
It says in the ingredients AND the receipe to CUBE the potatoes…CUBE them…My only issue is putting raw chicken on top of cooked food…it’s a big kitchen/culinary no no!!- April 5, 2013
I thought chicken got browned in the bacon grease. At least that’s how I did it and then dumped the chicken in the leftover “sauce” after it was cooked.- March 18, 2018
My questions is the potatoes……..how do you cut/slice/mash/grate? It doesn’t say what to do with the potatoes…….I am sooo confused as how to start with the potatoes but it looks scrumplous!- March 23, 2013
Do you cut the potatoes before cooking them?- March 23, 2013
This recipe is missing how to prepare the potatoes (i.e. are they sliced, diced?) are we using WHOLE potatoes?- March 24, 2013
Recipe says cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Can’t be much clearer.- March 24, 2013
it says potatoes are cubed- March 24, 2013
This looks yummy and I would totally tweak it and use the frozen hash brown potatoes instead. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂- March 25, 2013
Just to clarify — do you remove the potatoes, cook the chicken, put the potatoes back in and add the topping, and then cook again? Thanks.- March 25, 2013
Cook the potatoes until crispy, lower the temp to 400, add the chicken on top of the potatoes,add topping mixture on top of chicken and cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is done- March 26, 2013
I do not understand the directions once the potatoes are cooked. At what point to do you add the chicken and is that at the 400 temp for 15miin?- March 25, 2013
I think that everyone will READ the recipe at the top where it calls for how many potatoes they will see the potatoes are suppose to be cubed!!!!!!- March 26, 2013
Many people made comments before the recipe was updated and partially clarified.- December 5, 2016
Your family must love super-spicy food! Mine doesn’t, so I only added about 4 teaspoons of hot sauce, rather than 6 tablespoons. But it was still too spicy for my family. Let that be a warning to other milk food lovers: start with a teaspoon or two! I love the method, however, and will be trying this again with some changes!- April 13, 2013
We also cut back on the hot sauce and found that it was still way to spicy! We loved the idea so will also be trying this again with some modifications.- April 17, 2013
Loved the casserole. Totally agree though. I used 4 tablespoons of hot sauce instead of 6. Still very spicy! I will put less in next time I make this!- June 16, 2013
I used green tabasco for the hot sauce, and it seemed fine. Next time, I’m trying green salsa instead. Also, I’m reducing the pepper. Was just too much for the kiddos, although MIL liked it, OMG!!- April 20, 2013
This recipe is awesome. We loved it. You cube the potatoes and yes the chicken does get done in 15 minutes/- May 8, 2013
Could this be made in the crockpot?- June 18, 2013
Delicious!- June 25, 2013
I think I will try it with frozen grilled chicken strips. They are already cooked, just thaw and cut up chicken that way. No worry of raw chicken on topped of cooked food.- June 26, 2013
The potato prep is in the ingredients section (8 -10 medium potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (I leave the skin on)………..YUM!!!! Got to get this onto a recipe card 🙂- July 3, 2013
I made this recipe and I must disagree with the author…500 degrees is way too hot! I cooked mine on 450 for 45 minutes and they turned out perfect! Also, I boiled my chicken in chicken broth for about 15 minutes, then I cut it up and put it on the potatoes. I do not recommend putting raw chicken on cooked potatoes! I also added sour cream to my topping mixture! This recipe (tweaked) turned out perfectly!- July 6, 2013
I made this and the garlic was way too strong. I made it again and reduced the garlic to 1 tsp and it was just right. I used a different version of this recipe with no hot sauce and no paprika as well. Started on 450 degrees and cut down to 400. I also precooked the chicken in a skillet after coating it with the mixture, then cooked it all for 10 min in the oven to melt the cheese. It was delicious!!!- July 14, 2013
What kind of pan did you use to cook at 500. I have many casserole dishes and Pamp Chef, but none of them recommend cooking above 450.- August 28, 2013
I used steak instead of chicken and my Boys LOVED it- October 21, 2013
Is it REALLY safe to use raw chicken? That doesn’t seem safe to me, does it really fully cook in just 15 minutes? Couldn’t I just boil the chicken first?- December 2, 2013
I halved the recipe. It was very good, but greasy. I sautéd the chicken while potatoes were cooking. Then I put chicken on top of the potatoes with the cheese topping. Placed in oven for 10 min. I baked @ 425 convection, reducing to 400 the last 10 min.- February 17, 2014
I can’t believe so many here have that little cooking knowledge. Seriously who doesn’t know 500 degree temp will kill all if any bad stuff the raw chicken puts on the potatoes. What functioning adult doesn’t know what cube means when cutting a potato?- March 19, 2014
Is 15 minutes long enough for the chicken to fully cook? New at cooking.. Trying to figure all this out!- July 13, 2014
I tried this last night- October 30, 2014
My family loved it it so so easy to make
What kind of hot sauce do you recommend?- December 15, 2014
What kind of hot sauce did u guys use? Franks or Tabasco?- March 8, 2015
What size pan will this fit into?- July 6, 2015
Its Saturday and this is what’s for dinner 🙂 Im debating using steak instead of chicken and having a salad on the side. Yummy and easy, right up my alley 🙂- August 22, 2015
Was super tasty. Yes, next time I will reduce the hot sauce to half – we had Frank’s in the fridge. Good, but quite spicy. Normally we love spice in this house, but we wanted more of the “baked potato” experience. I did reduce the temp to about 450F but only because my 9 x 13 is enamel coated cast iron and gets very hot. This was absolutely delicious!- September 20, 2015
I’ve been making this for a while now. I don’t use any hot sauce and a small amount of paprika and everyone loves it! It’s my go to meal! I do sauté the chicken first, now, but I’ve made it both ways and it’s delicious.- May 8, 2016
I have made this many times since the first time I found it on Pinterest. If you read the directions and cook it like it says with NO CHANGES it is perfect ! 500* stirring every 15 minutes makes the best cooked potatoes you’ll ever eat. Then RAW chicken added on top….and all of the other toppings cooked at 400*. If the chicken is cut small, as written, it is cooked to perfection and you have a wonderful dinner to eat. Some of my family think it’s pretty spicy, but paired with ranch dressing…it cools it down, like it’s supposed to.- August 29, 2017
Thank you to whoever shared this recipe…this is your baby, I see no need to change it. If it’s changed themw it’s not the same recipe.
Thanks again, as I put the finishing touches on it again tonight.