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Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole was a huge success at my house! Everyone in my house loved it and had seconds even one of them wanted thirds. This one dish meal is packed full of savory taste.

Loaded chicken and potatoes casserole

While this recipe was cooking in the oven the aroma that filled the house had all of our mouths watering and we could not wait for it to be ready for dinner. This recipe was also very simple to make!  You could easily adapt it for the grill by placing it in a foil packet or even to the crock pot too.

Loaded chicken and potatoes casserole

Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole:

I would suggest serving this with a loaf of French bread and a nice side salad to complement.  This is an easy dinner recipe that is soon to be a family favorite at our house.  If you do not like spicy food, you can easily reduce the amount of hot sauce you use.  If you like spicy then feel free to increase.

We are not huge fans of spicy food at our house, and we all enjoyed this easy Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole.  I hope your family will give it a try!  You will be happy you did! Best of all it is a one dish meal that the whole family will love! It is always a crowd pleaser when I serve this at parties or special occasions!  My hubby loves it on game day! Add a little sour cream if you find it too spicy.

Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

This loaded chicken and potatoes casserole is so easy to make and tastes delicious! The best one dish meal ever!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 9x13x2 inch casserole dish


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed (raw)
  • 6-8 medium red potatoes, leave the skin on and cut in cubes or use 4-5 large Idaho potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce (give or take depending on the heat level that you like)
  • 2 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 lb. crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a 9X13″ baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and chicken and stir to coat.
  • Place the potatoes and chicken into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake the potatoes and chicken for 50-60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes, until cooked through. The potatoes will be crispy and browned on the outside. Do not cover.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, fry your bacon until crispy.
  • Once the potatoes and chicken are fully cooked, remove from the oven.
  • Top the cooked potatoes with the the cheese, bacon, and green onion.
  • Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Do not cover.
  • You can serve with sour cream or ranch dressing, if desired. This is a great way to bring the heat down and tastes delicious.


This is an easy recipe that everyone loves.
Servings: 6 people
Author: Melissa Jennings
Cost: $10

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    1. Can you use vegetable oil in replace of olive oil? Just realized I’m out of olive oil, and I’ve already prepped everything.😩

  1. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I found this on Two Cup Tuesdays. There is a restaurant in my home town that makes potato casserole, and it is to die for. Every time I go home, I have to have it. Now, I can make it at home. I’m not kidding- this probably made my day 🙂

    I’d love for you to share at my weekly link party, Manic Monday. Oh, and I’m definitely pinning this!


    1. How would you transfer this to a crockpot recipe? Low or high and how long? Also, would potatoes get crisp in crockpot?

  2. 5 stars
    Awesome! I made it for a potluck for my girlscout service unit and they eat it all up! To me a little to much pepper, but I might not have mixed it well enough. Either way a little adjustment there and BOOM a hit even with my family. [had a little left over not much]

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! More than enough for 3 people and leftovers for everybody the next day. The taste was phenomenal and I really liked the balance. I put in a little less pepper and used Franks Wing Sauce instead of hot sauce and it was perfect.
    Definitely will be making it again!

  4. 3 stars
    i couldn’t wait to eat this meal…. It smelled so good as I stirred it & waited for it to be ready! But when I ate it I was surprised @ how spicy it was. I can be sensitive to hot sauces so I went light on this, but even then it was way too hot, even with sour cream.
    Can you suggest anyway that I can modify the coating, because it really is a great meal for the family. Thanks!

    1. You can add a little lime juice or cider vinegar to the hot sauce and it will reduce the heat 🙂

      1. 4 stars
        This is delish, my family loves it and I’ve made it several times! However, I can never get the potatoes crispy! They always stay soft. Any tips? The flavor is amazing though!

  5. 5 stars
    It was so delicious and my children loved it too! Definitely a family favorite, and can be used in the crockpot too!

    1. I would love to know how you would cook this in the crockpot! Would you do anything differently? Just cook on low for 8 hours?

        1. You don’t need to replace it when you omit something! All this hot sauce does is add a bit of heat, a bit of moisture and a little more chilli taste. The paprika will give enough chilli taste as they are made from the capsicum family. If you do want to add something moist and family friendly try a similar amount of tomato sauce (passatta or ketchup or tomato paste will do).

  6. 5 stars
    I’m literally eating this right now. Left out the bacon to save time and dishes (ugh). And added a dollop of daisy to it. PERFECT amount of spicy! Next time I think I’ll even leave out the chicken. So good and so easy.

  7. It doesn’t say to pre cook the chicken…most recipes call for it so it interesting this one doesnt….is it necessary?

  8. Getting ready to make this!! I’m going to mix my hot sauce mix in a big ziploc, add my chicken and potatoes and then turn it out in the baking dish. Even one less dish to clean afterwards!! I am really excited, wish I had some sour cream but I don’t want to go to the store tonight so hopefully there will be some leftovers that I can get some sour cream for tomorrow when I go out! Thanks!!

  9. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! I’ve made it probably half a dozen times in the last year and my wife and kids are always asking for it again. I leave out the hot sauce and I add a can of broccoli cheese soup on top before I throw it in the oven. Definitely one of our favorite meals!

  10. 5 stars
    oh mu goodness I think I just drooled a little. Don’t judge, LOL just pass me a fork please. Hugs
    P.S> I invite you to share your blog at the Thursday Favorite Thing link party, you can link up until Saturday at midnight.

  11. 5 stars
    how do you think it would do as a freezer meal?
    i was thinking coat the chicken and potatoes and put in a disposable dish and freeze. and then have bacon , cheese and onions ready to go when i cook. what do you think?

  12. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and loved it! However, I seemed to have a lot of extra liquid in my pan. Would this have been from the olive oil? Any easy way to fix it for next time??

      1. I used thawed and mine had a lot leftover. Also, I had to cook longer because my potatoes weren’t cooked through. :\

  13. 5 stars
    This was very good and easy to throw together. I only used 1/2Tb of hot sauce. I can’t imagine if I added 2T! It was plenty spicy at that, my kids said it was a keeper 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    OMG this was so good I would of stuffed the whole pan in my mouth if I could have. I didn’t change anything it was perfect. I cant wait for left overs for lunch! Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      Loved the recipe! The only thing I did differently was bake the potatoes on their own for 25 minutes. I stirred in the chicken then baked another 20-25 minutes. The chicken is less dry and more succulent.

  15. 5 stars
    Can u put the bacon in raw and let it cook with chicken and potatoes. Thanks for this amazing recipe.

  16. Making this tonight! I’m baking my bacon while the main dish cooks. Lay out the bacon a cookie sheet (one with sides) and bake it at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon.

  17. 5 stars
    This recipe was super tasty, and support easy! Thanks for sharing!
    I actually added the bacon in with the chicken and potatoes and let it cook with the rest if the casserole. Worked great, and saves the step of frying it.
    Thanks again! Thus will be a repeat!

  18. 3 stars
    I must have done something wrong. I put all of the chicken and potatoes in the 9×13 pan before baking and it barely covered the bottom. Then again, none of it was perfectly cubed. It’s in the oven now after I added way more potato :O I’m basically just praying it workd out lol

  19. This is absolutely the most delicious casseroll we have eaten in a long time. My husband requests this every week. It’s easy to put together and has a zippy taste. Just love it. Thank you.

  20. My husband has wanted this dish every two week for over a year now. He absolutely loves it. It’s our family go to. If I get lazy, I use bacon crumbles into of cooking up actual bacon. I’m going to try it in the crock pot today!

  21. 4 stars
    Just got up from the dinner table from having this for the first time. Wow, I made it just as the recipe says, I was a little afraid of the amounts of hot sauce and garlic powder. I thought it might be too spicy but I used the amounts in the recipe anyway. It was great, I tried a little sour cream and ranch dressing on my plate to sort of drag my bites through. I preferred the ranch dressing over the sour cream. I wish I had made cornbread to compliment it, that would have pushed it over the top. Will make it again, thanks.

  22. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. It’s a keeper. I made a few changes to reduce calories a little and since I’m Spanish alI added even more spice:
    1. Used Turkey Bacon
    2. Reduced cheese to 3/4 cup
    3. Added Adobe to the chicken
    4. Sprinkled a little extra pepper on the chicken
    5. Used Sriracha instead of hot sauce.

    Next time I will also reduce the olive oil. As I sit here and type, my husband is having a hard time not eating the entire thing.

  23. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. It’s a keeper. I made a few changes to reduce calories a little and since I’m Spanish I added even more spice:
    1. Used Turkey Bacon
    2. Reduced cheese to 3/4 cup
    3. Added Adobe to the chicken
    4. Sprinkled a little extra pepper on the chicken
    5. Used Sriracha instead of hot sauce.

    Next time I will also reduce the olive oil. As I sit here and type, my husband is having a hard time not eating the entire thing.

  24. 5 stars
    Made this meal last night and it was absolutely amazing! would definitely make it again and cannot wait to eat left overs today for lunch!

  25. When did you update this? Do you still have the old recipe? The one with heavy whipping cream and no hot sauce? It was a family favorite.

  26. I made this tonight for supper. Instead of measuring out all the seasonings I used 1 packet of ranch seasoning and 1 pack of good seasons zesty Italian. Instead of olive oil I sliced a stick of butter and let it melt while cooking. It was loved by all!!! Chicken was juicy and potatoes were perfect!!

  27. 3 stars
    Made this. Liked this.
    I don’t like spicy food so I cut back the hot sauce to 1/2 a tablespoon.
    Garnished with a dab of sour cream.
    Will make this again.

  28. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe many, many times and it’s always a hit! I usually make one pan with the hot sauce and one with out. I always add a bag or two of frozen broccoli to the mixture before it bakes, its such a yummy addition! My husband and our kids love to plop sour cream on top, too.

  29. Does the chicken turn out dry? Just thinking it’s a long time for chunks of chicken to cook but I will try it and see 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      That’s what I thought too, but it turned out great!! The chicken wasn’t dry, and I cut the potatoes pretty tiny so they would cook through. Everything cooked very well together.

    2. 4 stars
      I think it would be dry if you go for the full hour. I cubed my potatoes and chicken to equal size pieces, but took it out after 40 minutes. It was borderline overdone on the chicken and borderline underdone on the potatoes. I used baby reds. I think next time I will use larger chicken pieces (like 2 x 2 inch size) and try for the full hour. It is a delicious meal!

  30. Has anyone tried this without the chicken? I was wondering how it came out and what changes did you make?

    1. I have and I just mix potatoes and the seasonings and bake it on 400 for about 30 minutes then I take it out and add the cheese ranch dressing like the actual dressing you put in the fridge and then the bacon and bake it for another 15 minutes and my god it is delicious!

  31. 5 stars
    This dish is the bomb !! Great dinner nite love it. I baked with lid on 55 mins. Then added the rest and cooked with the lid off BOMB !!!

      1. I am a little worried I am 20 minutes into cooking and there is so much liquid on the bottom I carefully put the potatoes and chicken in so no extra liquid Wondering will it brown up nicely or be mushy Hope it turns out ok

  32. 5 stars
    QLove, love this recipe. I’ve made it several times. It’s one of my husband’s favorite meals. Thank you.

  33. 4 stars
    Made this several times. Delicious! I fried a pound of bacon for breakfast and this recipe. Reserved some bacon grease and tossed the chicken in a hot frying pan for a couple of minutes, just to coat the chicken. I also used chili habanero hot sauce instead of red hot sauce because I don’t care for the vinegar flavor in the red hot sauce. Scrumpty dump!

    1. You can use Mexican, Fiesta or even Colby Jack. Really whatever is in your fridge should do.

      1. I know that you do them together, but CAN you bake the chicken in one dish and the potatoes in another? Thank!

  34. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for our family of 8. BIG SUCCESS! Had to double the recipe, exclude the onions, used Taco Bell taco seasoning instead of hot sauce, & bought packaged bacon pieces. My picky eaters went back for seconds!

    1. With all of the other ingredients it can. This makes a 9×13 casserole size. If you feel you need to double that for 6-8 people (depends on appetites and if adults or children) and what you are serving with this casserole.

  35. 3 stars
    ugh!! made the dish and didnt realize that it was supposed to be covered!! it didnt get brown and its not listed in the directions to cover. found out while i was reading the reviews. i guess i shouldve read all the reviews first before i made it 🙁

  36. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe several times & it was a HIT!!! If anyone can give me any pointers on how to prep it in the suggested 10 min prep time, I’d appreciate it 🙂 I don’t know how anyone can possibly dice 6-8 potatoes, cut up the chicken, & measure out the spices in 10 minutes!!! I’m a hot mess!!! Help!!! HAHAHA

  37. 5 stars
    I read all your tips and truly appreciate them! What I found is…yes, DOUBLE the amount of seasonings to have enough to coat all the pototes & chicken! I used the packages of the Hidden Ranch with the Zesty Italian to replace the other seasonings. I also left the hot sauce out and used a package of Taco Seasonings instead. Used soft butter to coat baking dish and once the casserole was in the dish I topped it with slices of a stick of butter. I also just bought Bacon Pieces instead of trying the bacon. With all changes.. it was truly a hit!!! Thank you all so much.

  38. 5 stars
    This was so easy and so yummy! Instead of hot sauce, I used Lawry’s seasoning salt – my fiance’s fave. I will DEFINITELY be trying this again. (Probably following the actual recipe with about half of the hot sauce :P.) I see many iterations in the future!!! My potatoes never browned. I had it on the bottom rack – would the top rack brown them better? It wasn’t a deal breaker, but that extra crisp would be a plus! The bacon was also a fantastic crisp! Thanks for a great and easy recipe that we love and will definitely bookmark! 😀

  39. Love this recipe, we make it almost once a week now! Do you think this be ok to mix ahead of time, perhaps the night before and pop in the oven later on?

  40. This recipe used to be available for the crockpot on another site that is now gone. Any suggestions to modify it? Or cook time suggestions?? Thank you!!

  41. Well, I made this tonight. I haven’t tried it yet because after an hour of cooking the finely diced red potatoes are still crunchy and the cubed chicken is over cooked. If I do this again I’ll parboil the potatoes. Also, there’s a LOT of oil in the pan. I’m hoping it’s deliciousness will make up for the oopsie. It’s cooking for an additional 20 minutes right now.

  42. I don’t know what I did wrong. I followed the directions, but the potatoes never browned and there was a lot of liquid on the bottom. I thought it was ok, but my kids thought it was too mushy. Any suggestions?

  43. I made this tonight just like the recipe says and found that a lot of liquid had accumulated at the bottom. Chicken was fully thawed and dry. Anyone else have this problem? Any tips on how to prevent this? I drained it and topped it with the rest of the ingredients.

    1. We had this issue tonight. Everything was thawed and fresh. I think next time I’d do less olive oil. Maybe 1/4th cup at most.

    2. I had a lot of liquid first two stirs. And last stir, before the toppings, there wasn’t any liquid. Each time I stirred I took the dish out of the oven and on the counter and thoroughly stirred, I think this helped to evaporate the liquid.

  44. So I substituted the potatoes for cauliflower and cut the time in 1/2! And topped with sour cream. Was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Was wondering if I can make this with ground beef instead of chicken? I don’t have any chicken on hand at the moment. Maybe I will cook the ground beef and then put it in with everything else?

    1. You can give it a try and let us know what you think. Yes, cook it first and then add.

  46. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I’m always looking for new and gluten free recipes! This will be one we make from now on!

  47. I make this recipe almost every week now. We love it! If it were up to my husband we would have it every night. Thank you so much for posting it!

  48. 5 stars
    Ok… I jus made ths n i didn hv some of the ingredients. N oh it look n smell soooooo good. So ty for posting ths recipe. Cant wait to taste it!! I can tell already i will b makin ths again. Hopefully wit all the ingredients nxt x.lol.

  49. I made this for supper and LOVED IT!!! I added fresh mushrooms, green pepper & celery. I also added some of the bacon grease to the oil, and medium cheddar cheese rather than Mexican cheese. The whole family loved it?

  50. My family loves this casserole! Do you happen to know if there is any way it can be prepped the night before baking? I’m looking at doing this for a larger crowd and would need to do some prep ahead of time and am wondering if the potatoes would turn brown or black if it was prepped and refrigerated. Thanks for any advice!

  51. Made this for dinner tonight and YUM! I cooked some frozen broccoli and added it in at the end with the cheese, bacon and green onion and it was so good! New weeknight staple. Kid approved!

  52. 5 stars
    My husband actually wanted leftovers the next night, but we didn’t have enough left.
    Favorite and inexpensive.

  53. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner and it was a huge hit. I didn’t ave any bacon so I used bacon bits (won’t do this again as it lacked flavor from this alone), I didn’t have any shredded cheese other than mozzarella, but it worked perfectly. This will be a new staple in our house. Easy to make and amazingly good, especially with sour cream.

  54. How long would you cook this meal (chicken and potatoes) in a crockpot? Or, could you marinate the chicken and potatoes in the morning and bake at night?


  55. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I played around with the ingredients and subbed out half of the hot sauce for worchestire sauce and omg did it ever add another level of flavor. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  56. 5 stars
    This came out great! I didn’t have Mexican blend cheese and used Colby and pepper Jack, and Mozzarella and didn’t put hot sauce bec6my kids don’t like it. I kept all the rest of the ingredients the same and it’s a winner for my family! Thank you!

  57. 5 stars
    Haven’t tried this yet but wanted to know if the cheese, bacon and onions get added before cooking like in the video or should I follow the written instructions and add them near the end?

  58. How would I make this ahead of time to freeze? Should I bake it first and and then freeze, do you think? I want to make it for a family in crisis, to have in their freezer when needed. Thanks

  59. Hi, quick question. The video shows everything out together at the same time, but the direction state to add the cheese, onions, and bacon at the end to melt for five minutes? Which is preferable for best results? Also, do you think a simple marinade of the chicken prior to cooking would alter the flavor too much?

    1. Follow directions on the recipe for best results. I don’t think so. Would add more flavor! Give it a try. Just drain all marinade before cooking.

  60. 5 stars
    This came out much more delicious than I thought it would. I just looked up recipes using diced chicken and this popped up. My very picky daughter loved it and had seconds. Thank you for the great recipe.

  61. Hi, thanks for this yummy recipe! I’ve made it a few times before and the flavor is delish. Sometimes though the potatoes take much longer to cook through so I’m hoping to try it with tater tots. Any suggestions?

    1. Oh it sounds so good with tater tots. You could also par boil your potatoes for bit too to be sure they get done.

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