Week 22: Loaded Baked Potato and with Chicken and Bacon Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserol
Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserole

Ideally I cook my family a nice healthy recipe every night, sometimes we live a little and this was one of those nights…

This was delicious…

Ingredients

3 or 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and diced
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into coins (easy to do when just slightly frozen, diced if you prefer)
8 slices bacon (precook it and make it crispy then crumble it)
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 green onions, diced
2 tablespoons butter (diced into bits)

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use olive oil spray to grease a 12″ x 9″ baking pan or casserole dish.
  3. Spread half of the diced potatoes in bottom of the pan.
  4. Place the coined chicken breasts evenly on top of the potatoes.
  5. Season the chicken with a bit of salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each).
  6. Sprinkle with half of the bacon, 1/2 cup of the cheese, and half of the green onions.
  7. Spread the remaining diced potatoes on top.
  8. Now layer with the rest of the bacon, another 1/2 cup cheese, the rest of the green onions and another dash of salt and pepper (around 1/4 tsp).
  9. Place the small diced bits of butter evenly over the casserole.
Pre Oven Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserole
Pre Oven Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserole

10. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

11. Remove the foil and bake another 20 minutes, add the other 1/2 cup of cheese and then bake another 10 minutes.  Top with chives if desired and serve warm.

Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserole
Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Bacon Casserole
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