Attention all Picky Eaters! Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

loaded potato buffalo chicken casserole

Last night I tried a new recipe. I’ll now attempt to recreate it for you on this page. I lost the original link but it shows up on Facebook now and then. With a bit of customization, it’s our favourite new dish. I even took pictures! You must understand that I live with people who all have different preferences. It’s maddening. Thing one won’t eat vegetables and fruit. Thing two doesn’t like most dairy products. The spouse – well he will eat anything. I don’t usually like seasoned potatoes.

When I come across a dish that pleases them all – excites them even, I want to share it.

I asked my husband what we should call this dish and he said “I don’t care what you call it – just make sure there’s seconds for me.”

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 500ºF.
  • 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.

potatoes in casserole dish

  • Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy and browned on the outside. <We like them very crispy so I left them in just over an hour but kept checking. Last little bit went fast.>


  • 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. <There wasn’t any left when I did it so I added more hot sauce and olive oil.>

marinading chicken

  • Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400º.
  • Top the cooked potatoes with the raw marinated chicken.
  • In a bowl mix together the cheese, bacon and green onion and top the raw chicken with the cheese mixture.

All together

  • 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


And most importantly – Invite me over so I can test it for you.

(Not kidding)

(It’s that good!)


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Comments (9)

  1. December 3, 2014 - 7:58 pm Reply

    This sounds like something 3 of my 4 kids would love and my husband too. My son and I don’t like cheese. I also eat paleo and this could definitely be adapted to my paleo lifestyle! Great recipe, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Paul
    December 3, 2014 - 8:54 pm Reply

    I’m looking forward to having again soon. It was really good.

  3. Janet
    December 3, 2014 - 10:01 pm Reply

    I love food posts! Thanks for sharing – this looks downright delicious!

  4. December 3, 2014 - 11:22 pm Reply

    mmmmm cheese!
    And bacon.
    And potato
    looks delish

  5. December 4, 2014 - 4:51 am Reply

    I’m not a fan of onions, but everything else sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Carin Harris
      December 4, 2014 - 9:18 am Reply

      Honestly, not sure if you can tell from the pictures, the green onions I found in the bottom of my fridge were so far gone I hardly put any on. My son hates them too so it was just as well. We all thought maybe some corn would be good in it before trying it. I always make a recipe exactly as instructions say at first then play around with it. After trying it though, I will not be modifying this one. It’s not worth the risk of changing the flavour lol. (Even without onions!)

  6. December 4, 2014 - 10:58 pm Reply

    Looks yummy think I might tury it but with some beef bacon. My daughter loves loaded potatoes.

  7. August 13, 2015 - 6:47 pm Reply

    Yeah, I’d pretty much eat the whole pan myself!

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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