Bacon Ranch Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
This tater tot casserole has layers of chicken, cheese, Ranch seasoning, and bacon to create a comfort food casserole.
Ingredients
  • 1 - 24-ounce bag frozen tater tots
  • 1½ - 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (or 1 cup cheddar cheese and 1 cup Monterey Jack)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Ranch seasoning packet
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the bacon until crispy, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Leave a bit of the bacon grease in the bottom of a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with the seasoned salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until completely done and no longer pink in the middle.
  4. Place a single layer of frozen tater tots in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
  5. Layer the cooked chicken on top of the tater tots.
  6. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy whipping cream, and Ranch seasoning packet.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture over the chicken and tater tots.
  8. Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken in an even layer.
  9. Crumble the cooked bacon, and place it on top of the cheese.
  10. Cover the casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed, and the cheese is browned and melted.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at https://premeditatedleftovers.com/bacon-ranch-chicken-tater-tot-casserole/