This, my friends, is the definition of comfort food. If you’re looking for something warm and tasty to come home to for dinner, this is an excellent option. Crockpot Ladies has the recipe for this deliciousness.
Add chicken, bacon, and ranch to a tater tot casserole and you have an easy and delicious dinner. This casserole combines cooked chicken, bacon, tater tots, cheese, and a ranch sauce. The ranch sauce is a combination of dry ranch dressing mix, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. For the chicken, you can bake boneless skinless chicken breasts in the oven, boil the chicken or use the meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken. The rotisserie chicken option is the easiest unless you have leftover cooked chicken on hand. Enjoy.
I love-making this Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole recipe for my family especially on busy night where I don’t have a ton of time to cook. Usually I will cook and shred the chicken a day or 2 before I make the casserole to help save time. Of if you cooked too much chicken from a meal the night before you can save it for this casserole. It is one of my family’s favorite dish to eat and usually no leftovers. It’s so easy to make that you can’t go wrong with this dish.
My kids loved the tater tots, I loved that they gobbled up chicken and vegetables without complaint, and my husband loved how filling this dish is. It easily makes enough for a family of four to eat for two dinners, which we did, happily.
You can use whichever frozen vegetables you like. I’ve used mixed veggies with green beans, corn, carrots, and peas, and I’ve used just corn and peas like you see in this photo. Sometimes when I make this Crock Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole, instead of cutting up the raw chicken, I use uncooked chicken tenderloin and just layer them without making the pieces smaller. The chicken breaks apart easily when it’s cooked, so it’s a quick way to save a step, and I’m all about saving steps!
-1 (1 oz.) packet ranch dressing mix (or equivalent homemade)
– 1 cup milk
– 1 (32 oz.) package frozen tater tots
– 8 slices thick cut bacon, browned and crumbled
– 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces (raw)
Spray the bottom and slides of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix together your ranch dressing mix with a cup of milk and stir with a fork until well combined.
Put a single layer of frozen tater tots at the bottom of the crock pot.
Sprinkle the tater tot layer with 1/3 of the cheddar cheese.
Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumbled, cooked bacon on top of the cheese layer.
Sprinkle chicken pieces on top of the bacon layer.
Layer cheese, then bacon, then tater tots until ingredients are gone. End with a layer of bacon on top.
Give milk and ranch a last stir, then pour over the layers in the crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until chicken is cooked through.