Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole

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Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole


  • 2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8-10 med. potatpes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
  • 1 T. black pepper
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 2 T. garlic powder
  • 6 T. hot sauce
  • 2 c. fiesta blend cheese shredded
  • 1 c. cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 c. green onion diced


  • 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 leftover hot sauce mixture and stir to coat.
  • Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the temperature to 400 degrees.
  • 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 mixture.
  • Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the topping is bubbly.
  • Serve with extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing.