Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total in kitchen time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
• 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed (raw)
• 6-8 medium red potatoes or 4-5 large Idaho potatoes (do not skin potatoes)
• ⅓ c olive oil
• 1 tsp salt
• ½ tsp black pepper
• 2 Tbsp garlic powder
• 2 cup Mexican blend cheese
• 1 lb. crumbled bacon
• ½ cup diced green onion
• 1 bag of broccoli – optional
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil. Or to cut down on cleaning, use one of the throw-away aluminum pans that can be purchased for a dollar. Those pans also done need to be sprayed down. A happy plus🙂
3. Cut potatoes and chicken into cubed pieces and season to your liking. *Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and seasoning salt are my personal favorites.*
4. Combine the cubed potatoes and chicken with the bag of broccoli into your pan. Mix them in well.
5. Bake the potatoes, broccoli, and chicken for 30-50 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes or so, until cooked through. The potatoes will be crispy and browned on the outside. DO NOT COVER.
6. While that is cooking in the oven, here’s your opportunity to fry your bacon! Fry as many strips as you feel you need! There is no such thing as too much bacon! Just make sure you fry it until they are crispy. Also, give them time to drain before crumbling it up. Some incredibly, intelligent professor once said, “BACON IS GOOD FOR YOU!” Listen to that guy!
7. Once the potatoes and chicken are fully cooked, remove the pan from the oven.
8. Top the cooked potatoes with the the cheese, bacon, and green onion.
9. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Do not cover.
10. Feel free to relayer and bake as many times as you want. Don’t be afraid. The more cheese and bacon the better!
11. You can serve with sour cream or ranch dressing, if desired. This is a great way to bring the heat down and tastes delicious.
Loaded Chicken, Broccoli, and Potatoes Casserole was a huge success for me! It was quick and simple; and did require much clean-up which really made my day! This yummy dish filled the house with a amazing aroma and filled out tummies with cheesy, bacony potatoes (you can obviously tell my favorite part. Ha!) ed out tummies with cheesy, bacony potatoes (you can obviously tell my favorite part. Ha!) Remember the broccoli is an optional choice but is an awesome addition to the casserole. It’s also a great way of introducing kids to eating vegetables. I hope this recipe is a quick and yummy of a fix for you as it was for me. Happy cooking, Chelsea Maliahttps://hercrowningmomentscom.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_2931.mov