Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole layers potatoes with cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon and green onions to make a delicious and filling meal.

This chicken casserole can feed a crowd at potlucks, make freezer meals or extra lunches for your family.

Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole casserole can feed a crowd at potlucks, make freezer meals or extra lunches for your family.

Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole

Imagine a loaded baked potato, cut into pieces with chicken added and baked in a casserole dish.  Every time I think about this meal my mouth waters!

Our Twice Baked Potato Casserole is one of our very FAVORITE side dishes so we wanted to use that recipe as the basis of a main dish casserole.  This chicken casserole has so many flavors and makes an excellent meal.  Serve with a salad and dinner is on the table!

We’ve always got some extra cooked chicken in the freezer from making BBQ Chicken Sliders or Instant Pot Chicken Mozzarella.  This is loaded chicken and potato casserole is a perfect way to use extra chicken and potatoes to make a great family meal.

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I typically make baked potatoes and cut them into cubes while warm to use in the casserole.  Another option is to bake potatoes and mix all of the ingredients together with a mixer.  This additional step and effort to blend the flavors can help make picky eaters who like to eat one item at a time a bit more comfortable.

For a smoother casserole feel free to peel the potatoes and then use the mixer to really blend everything together well.

Imagine a loaded baked potato, cut into pieces with chicken added and baked in a casserole dish.  Every time I think about this meal my mouth waters!

Baked Potato Chicken Casserole

The first time I made this baked potato chicken casserole recipe was for a church potluck.  The youth group helped replace a portion of deck on an emergency exit side of the building and I volunteered to help feed the crowd. 

Everyone had a compliment to share.  We also came up with a wide variety of names for the dish, from loaded chicken bake to loaded potato casserole with chicken.  Whatever you call this dish, know that people will love it!

If you want to make this is the slow cooker just add chicken layers to our Crock Pot Twice Baked Potato Casserole. Another delicious chicken casserole idea comes from my friend Heather.

I’m also proud to make potluck dishes that have a story.  This chicken and potato casserole has a story because it incorporates several products that our family grows on the farm.

We have bacon farmers on both sides of our family tree, so we always look for ways to support our parents and please our own tastebuds by sprinkling bacon on top.

As a former dairy farming family, we’re a big fan of dairy products because they taste great and we know that we’re supporting other farm families like our own when we buy milk, cheese, sour cream and yogurt at any grocery store.  Dairy products rule and make meals delicious!

How to Make Chicken and Potato Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Cut WARM potatoes into bite-sized pieces and place half in a baking dish.
  3. Stir salt and pepper into sour cream.
  4. Spread half of sour cream, cheeses, chicken and bacon on potatoes.
  5. Repeat layers and bake uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the entire dish is warm.
  6. Sprinkle with onions and enjoy!
Chicken casserole with potatoes and loaded with cheese, sour cream, bacon and green onions make a delicious and filling meal.

Tips for Making Potato and Chicken Loaded Casserole

  • Use WARM already baked potatoes, do not use raw potatoes!
  • I love Yukon Gold potatoes because they have a thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled
  • Use cooked chicken and bacon to mix in the casserole
  • Stir seasonings into sour cream to ensure as even of a distribution as possible
  • If using leftover baked potatoes warm before adding to the casserole
  • Bacon bits can easily be used in place of cooked bacon
  • I like to shred my own cheese, but pre-shredded works fine when time doesn’t permit hand shredding
  • Ingredients can be stirred using a mixer to better blend all flavors, reserve half of bacon and cheese to sprinkle on top

Other delicious casserole recipes:

Chicken casserole with potatoes and loaded with cheese, sour cream, bacon and green onions make a delicious and filling meal.  Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole casserole can feed a crowd at potlucks, make freezer meals or extra lunches for your family.

Printable Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

chicken and potato casserole topped with cheese, bacon and green onions

Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Servings 12 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Chicken casserole with potatoes and loaded with cheese, sour cream, bacon and green onions make a delicious and filling meal.  Chicken and Twice Baked Potato Casserole casserole can feed a crowd at potlucks, make freezer meals or extra lunches for your family.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 – 4 pounds unpeeled potatoes baked I prefer Yukon Gold – about 10 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken cubed in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 pound bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 green onions chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 9×13 inch baking dish. Cut warm potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place half of potatoes in baking dish.
  • Stir salt and pepper into sour cream.
  • Spread half of sour cream, cheeses, chicken and bacon on potatoes.
  • Repeat layers and bak uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and entire dish is warm.
  • Sprinkle with onions and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use WARM already baked potatoes, do not use raw potatoes!
  • I love Yukon Gold potatoes because they have a thin skin that doesn’t need to be peeled
  • Use cooked chicken and bacon to mix in the casserole
  • Stir seasonings into sour cream to ensure as even of a distribution as possible
  • If using leftover baked potatoes warm before adding to the casserole
  • Bacon bits can easily be used in place of cooked bacon
  • I like to shred my own cheese, but pre-shredded works fine when time doesn’t permit hand shredding
  • Ingredients can be stirred using a mixer to better blend all flavors, reserve half of bacon and cheese to sprinkle on top

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 20gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 505mgPotassium: 1246mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 502IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 324mgIron: 9mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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