Another busy week and the desire to try some different recipes had us making a new crock-pot recipe today. It turned out great so I thought I’d share it with you!
The inspiration for this recipe came from something my oldest daughter pinned on Pinterest. It was a recipe from The Country Cook Blog.
The recipe sounded great… but being me… I felt the need to tweak it just a bit. I asked my daughter how she would change it. What spices might she want to use?
What we came up with was fantastic!
Cheesy Crock-Pot Chicken Bacon Tater Tot Casserole
Here’s what you need:
1 – 1.5 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 – 10.5 ounce can of Cream of Chicken Soup
10.5 ounces of milk
1 – 30 ounce package of tater tots
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 pound bacon
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
First, cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces.
Then it’s time to cook the bacon. I tried a new method; cooking it in water as demonstrated in this video.
It turned out great! I’ll definitely be using that technique again.
Once the bacon is cooked and cooled go ahead and chop it up.
Time to make the “sauce”. In a bowl whisk together the cream of chicken soup, milk (use the soup can to measure), parsley flakes, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Now it’s time to assemble the casserole. Layer the tater tots, chicken, cheese, and bacon in 2-3 layers.
Pour the sauce evenly over the whole thing.
Turn the crock-pot on low and let it go for 4-6 hours. That’s it!
Time to serve it up.
This casserole is delicious and filling! As we were eating it my wife and youngest daughter suggested that next time we add a bag of frozen chopped broccoli or cauliflower. Great suggestions that will definitely be tried next time!
Other ideas I might try sometime would be to add some chopped onion, fresh minced garlic, and maybe some water chestnuts for crunch.
What do you think? Does this sound like something you’d like to try? What ways might you modify the recipe?