Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

This Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole is layered with buffalo seasoned potatoes, chicken, and topped with cheese, bacon, and onions. Drizzle it with a little blue cheese to serve.

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole - buffalo flavored chicken and potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, and onions. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIn the midst of last week’s marathon of sugar I found myself only wanting chips and salsa at the end of the day. As you can imagine, with 5 kids our Halloween loot was substantial. I’ve been finding wrappers in the dryer that snuck through the wash, in every crevasse of the couch, and under pillowcases. Not my own pillowcase. But that’s a good idea.

My own laundry is no exception. It’s mostly Reese’s and Twix wrappers with a couple of Whopper wrappers in between. What is the purpose of procreating if not solely for claiming my kids’ Reese’s? Can I get an Amen? I’ll take your silence as yes. Your mouth’s probably full of a Reese’s.

Anyhooo. In order to offset all of the sugar, lately I’ve been making a lot of savory recipes. We are a buffalo lovin’ family, so I knew this Buffalo Chicken and Potato casserole would be a hit with my family and my in-laws who were in town.

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole - buffalo flavored chicken and potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, and onions. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

You want to dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes so that they roast quickly. They are tossed in a buffalo sauce with lots of seasonings. I was skeptical of how much seasoning is in this but trust me, it’s perfect. I’m guilty of under seasoning everything and this was so flavorful. I’m one who can take or leave potatoes and I loved these. Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole - buffalo flavored chicken and potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, and onions. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI saved you from a picture of raw chicken on top of the potatoes, but basically after you’ve roasted the potatoes you add chicken and cook it until done. Then you top it with a whole lot of cheese, bacon, and onions. Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole - buffalo flavored chicken and potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, and onions. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI made this for my company in town so I quickly snapped a picture before we ate but what I really should have shown is that you want to serve this with a drizzle of blue cheese or ranch if you prefer. Oh my gosh. I went back for seconds and thirds. I couldn’t stop eating it.

 

 

 

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 8 medium potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes (you can leave the skin on or peel it off)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons hot sauce
Topping:
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
Sauce:
  • Blue cheese/ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500F (Not a typo!)
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  3. Add the potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Place the potatoes in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  5. When scooping the potatoes into the baking dish, leave behind any extra olive oil/hot sauce mix for your chicken.
  6. Add the diced chicken to the leftover olive oil/hot sauce mix and stir to coat all the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate as the potatoes bake.
  7. Roast the potatoes for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway, until cooked through and nice and crispy on the outside.
  8. Remove potatoes from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400°F.
  9. Place the raw chicken (yes, raw) on top of the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  10. In a large bowl, mix all the topping ingredients together.
  11. Top the chicken with the topping and bake for 5-10 minutes or until topping is melted and bubbly.
  12. Serve with extra hot sauce and blue cheese/ranch dressing.
Notes
Source: Food.com

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  1. This certainly is a delicious looking meal; full of flavor and comfort. Catherine

  2. I love it, this will be our new dish for Football Sundays!

  3. Sounds so good. Thanks very much.

  4. This looks wonderful and I want to try it! One question … how many strips of bacon = 1 cup of cooked, crumbled bacon? Thanks!

  5. Ooooh that cheese looks all melted and gooey — aka the absolute best. This sounds (and looks) delicious!

  6. Barbara Weirich says:

    Do you ever list the nutrients for your recipes?
    Thanks
    Barbara

  7. What is there about casseroles that makes one feel all home and relaxed? So many of the casseroles
    are noodle oriented—which I love—-but it’s very nice to have a potato one pop up too.

  8. I’ve made this before and It took a long time for the chicken to cook- about 45min at 400F. If anyone else has the same problem i did, try cooking it at 450F for 25-30 min.

  9. Sold!!!

  10. Oh I am soooooooooooooooooooo making this!

  11. This is such a great casserole! I love the combination of the ingredients. It will make my family very happy!

  12. Looks yummy! With the 6 tablespoons of hot sauce, hot spicy is it?

  13. This sounds like my kind of casserole. Anything drizzled in blue cheese has to be a good thing.

  14. Made this for my husband last night! All of his favourite foods in one dish. He loved it! So delicious! Will definitely make again..

  15. Yum, yum, yum! We love anything with buffalo sauce in our household and I can’t wait to have kids…only for their Reeses’ of course! 😉

  16. Looks delicious! And can I just say that I appreciate you not posting a raw chicken pic! It’s a pet peeve of mine….I may have issues. 🙂

  17. I made this on Sunday night and man oh man it was delicious!! The flavors are perfect with just the right amount of heat. Everyone should make this ASAP!! Thanks for sharing Christy!

  18. What do you think about using sweet potatoes instead? We’re trying not to eat regular ones.

  19. Hi, What do u do with the blue cheese….?
    Sissel from Norway 🙂 is wondering….

  20. My boyfriend and I made this tonight and it was great! However we will probably cook the chicken ahead of time next time. After 1 hr 20 minutes our chicken still had some not-fully-cooked pieces. Maybe we didn’t cut it up small enough? I will definitely try again because when it was fully cooked it was really tasty and definitely a comfort food creation

  21. I made this for dinner last night. It was too hot for me, I’m a wimp, but my husband who is a fan of hot sauce also felt it was too hot for a main dish. I really loved the idea of the dish and will make it again perhaps as more of a loaded baked potato flavor and just leave out the hot sauce. Any suggestions for alternate sauce/seasoning combo for the potatoes and chicken? I’m thinking maybe a ranch seasoning packet?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Oh sorry! Okay, did you use hot sauce like tabasco sauce or Buffalo wing sauce? Wing sauce is milder. I do think ranch seasoning would be good.

  22. This looks wonderful and I want to try it!

  23. Mindee Taylor says:

    How hot does the hot sauce make this? Mild? Medium?

  24. Saw this recipe yesterday. The first hot wing dish that I wanted to try. Made it last night. It was the bomb! It turned out beautiful just like the picture. Everyone came back for seconds. The blue cheese dressing really adds something and also tones down the heat a bit. Loved it and added it to the rotation. Thanks so much!

  25. This looks amazing! I love buffalo chicken, and those potatoes look outrageous. I must try this!

  26. This dish was so yummy and flavorful!! Everyone went back for seconds and it reheats well too.

  27. Have you tried this with rotisserie chicken? Do you make this in a 13 x 9 pan?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes, you make it in a 9×13 pan. I think rotisserie chicken would be great with it. Obviously skip the part where the chicken cooks.

  28. I just wanted to say this was super super tasty!! I did make it just a little bit different…we didn’t have any hot sauce so I just used ranch dressing. It was way good!! Just an idea if you aren’t the biggest hot sauce fan 🙂 Thanks for a new go-to that everyone loved!

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    Hope you can check it out. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  30. Delicious, but what kind of potatoes did you use? I used 8 baking potatoes and mine must have been on the large side because a standard 9×13 pan was almost overflowing! Did you roast the potatoes in batches?

  31. can you make this ahead? Would it still be as good?

  32. I made this in a cast iron skillet on the grill tonight (It’s 93 and humid here – not a chance that I was going to turn on the oven) and it was delicious! The grill gave it a little bit of a smokey flavor as well!

  33. What kind/brand of hot sauce do you use?

  34. I made this tonight, and it was delicious! My potatoes were a little large, so I only needed 3. My only oopsie was that I only thawed 2 chicken breasts rather than 2 POUNDS. So the chicken pieces were a little sparse. Looking forward to making it again with more chicken! 🙂 I topped with blue cheese dressing. Top notch!

    I am getting married in January, and my fiance knows I’m not much of a cook, but I love finding easy delicious recipes like this that I know I will be able to cook for him!

  35. Made this last night-AMAZING!!!

  36. Made this tonight for me and my girlfriend; she decided she wasn’t in the mood for chicken noodle soup after I’d set out 6 chicken thighs for it – and needed to use them up in a hurry. Came across this recipe and since we’re both buffalo chicken lovers, figured I’d try it. SHE WENT NUTS OVER IT! Did do a few things differently; after reading some of the comments decided to fry up the chicken ahead of time in the leftover grease from the bacon. Also roasted the potatoes additionally according to the directions as if I was going to add the chicken on top and made a make-shift frosting (or in this case dressing) bag to carefully squirt some ranch on top as a ‘finishing touch’ since we didn’t have any green onions. Works out perfectly and deliciously! 😀

    Oh and for anyone commenting about the ‘spice’ factor; I must have a really high tolerance for spicy food because I didn’t think it was all that hot xD though now I have a fantastic marinade for pork/chicken!

  37. I’ve made this quite a few times and my husband and I both love it! I know I’ve used both Frank’s original and Frank’s buffalo sauce and can never remember which I prefer, but either way it’s delicious! Your recipes never disappoint!

  38. Mike Blakesley says:

    I just made this dish and it’s delicious! This is a must try dish you won’t be disappointed!