Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mrs. Turner Cooks: Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Yesterday, I made this dish and it was absolutely delish!  LOL!  Yes, yes, yes!  We will definately be revisiting this one!!!  Please see the recipe below:

Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cubed (1")

 8-10 medium potatoes, cut in 1/2" cubes

 1/3 cup olive oil

 1&1/2 tsp salt

 1 Tbsp. black pepper

 1 Tbsp. paprika

 2 Tbsp. garlic powder

 6 Tbsp. hot sauce


 2 cups fiesta blend cheese

 1 cup crumbled bacon

 1 cup diced green onion
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spray a 9X13" baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and hot sauce. Add the cubed potatoes and stir to coat. Carefully scoop the potatoes into the prepared baking dish, leaving behind as much of the olive oil/hot sauce mixture as possible. Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy and browned on the outside. While the potatoes are cooking, add the cubed chicken to the bowl with the left over olive oil/hot sauce mixture and stir to coat. Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Top the cooked potatoes with the raw marinated chicken. In a bowl ix together the cheese, bacon and green onion and top the raw chicken with the cheese mixture. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the topping is bubbly delicious.

Serve with extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing.
My take-a-ways: only use 8 potatoes.... I had to throw some away because they would not fit in one dish.. 6 or 7 filets will be plenty too!!! If you like it really spicy...add a little more hot sauce... Other than that it was perfection!!!
Please share your thoughts after making it in the comments section!  I can't wait to her from you!