Cheesy Chicken & Potato Casserole

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A cheesy chicken potato casserole is the perfect meal for busy nights and a hungry family!

Chicken and potatoes are tossed in a quick sour cream ranch sauce, topped with cheese, and baked until golden.

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Easy Cheesy Casserole

This meal is quick to make and we love it because it is not heavily dressed.

A bit of sour cream and ranch and ranch dressing is flavored even further with our favorite seasonings.

This is the perfect recipe to use up leftovers in your fridge. Swap in leftover chicken, roast turkey, or even cubes of ham. Have extra roasted veggies or steamed broccoli? Add ’em in!

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Ingredients

POTATOES Baby potatoes with their skins on means no peeling and extra quick prep. Any type of potato works well in a casserole, even sweet potatoes are an option!

MEAT Crispy bacon can be made ahead in the oven and crumbled. Use leftover or even rotisserie chicken to make this quick. Or try boiling the chicken, it’s fast & turns out flavorful every time.

SAUCE This casserole is flavorful without being too saucy. Sour cream and cheese make this casserole flavorful and we add in our favorite seasonings.

a casserole dish of chicken, potatoes and bacon

Variations

There are so many variations for this casserole, you can create your own masterpiece!

  • VEGGIES Add extra veggies like chopped broccoli, sliced mushrooms, peas, or a handful of frozen veggies (thaw them first)!
  • SAUCE Add a can of cream of chicken soup or 1/4 cup of hot sauce for a buffalo chicken casserole.
  • TOPPING Assemble according to recipe and add french fried onions or even prepared stuffing mix to the cheese topping.

Potato Chicken Casserole in a dish baked with cheese

How to Make Chicken & Potato Casserole

  1. Cook cut potatoes in salted water. Drain and set aside (per recipe below).
  2. Fry cubed chicken with seasonings. Mix with bacon, green onion, and potatoes.
  3. Combine sauce and pour over chicken & potatoes.
  4. Top with remaining cheese and bake uncovered.

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5 from 13 votes
Review Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly Nilsson
This casserole is full of potatoes, bacon, & chicken, baked together in a cheesy, creamy ranch sauce!

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • ½ cup ranch dressing store-bought or homemade
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon each pepper, garlic powder, dill, and parsley
  • 1 ¼ cup cheese shredded, divided (cheddar or your favorite blend)
  • 8 slices bacon cooked, crisp & crumbled
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Wash potatoes and cut into 1" cubes. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook 12-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, season chicken with salt & pepper. Over medium heat, fry chicken until no pink remains (about 6-8 minutes).
  • In medium bowl, combine ranch dressing, sour cream, ¾ cup cheese, and seasonings. Mix well.
  • Place chicken and potatoes into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with half of the bacon and half of the green onions. Spread sauce over top.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake 35 minutes uncovered or until browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with remaining bacon and green onions. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

Optional topping: Instead of sprinkling the cheese on top, combine cheese with 1 1/2 cups cornflakes, slightly crushed and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle over casserole before baking.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 589, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 133mg, Sodium: 734mg, Potassium: 1249mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 490IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 224mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Cheesy Chicken Potato Casserole, Cheesy Chicken Ranch Potatoes, Chicken Potato Casserole, Chicken Potato Casserole recipe
Course Casserole, Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
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Recipe slightly adapted from Joyously Domestic!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. This is so yummy! My kids wish that there was more sauce in it. Next time I think I will double the sauce but its definitely tasty!!!

  2. I used tater tots. Sauce was good, but it didn’t really leak down through the layers. A little Buffalo Sauce thrown in was amazing!!5 stars

  3. I’m making this because I LOVE potatoes with anything or anything with potatoes.
    I was just wondering how this recipe would turn out if the potatoes were mashed with all the ingredients mixed in with the potatoes ??? Maybe cut the sauce in half ???

    1. I haven’t tried it but think it would be great with mashed potatoes. I’d think you would need to add the extras that go into a mashed potato recipe or enough sour cream/ranch to ensure they’re nice and creamy.

    1. I haven’t tried it, but I would expect the cook time would remain the same. Check to make sure they are tender, and cook a few minutes longer if needed.