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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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


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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Cheesy Chicken & Potato Casserole

ThisCheesy Chicken Ranch Potatoes casserole is full of potatoes, bacon, & chicken, baked together in a cheesy, creamy ranch sauce!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 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


  • 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.


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.
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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.

Course Casserole, Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American

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Recipe slightly adapted from Joyously Domestic!



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  1. We love this dish but it is soooooo greasy. It just pools in the corners of the dish. What am I doing wrong?

    1. What type of ranch dressing did you use? Cheese does contain some oil when baked, you could certainly try a reduced fat cheese.

  2. Making mine now with cilantro lime ranch, can’t wait! Thank you! And roughly how many calories do you think this is per serving if I may ask anyone?

  3. Made this today and it was the perfect comfort food. Found it on Yummly. Now I will come to your blog for other recipes. Thanks

      1. Gotta make this again today. It totally reminds me of the potato skin appetizer at BJs. Love this and so does my boyfriend. Third time cooking this. Wohoo!

  4. we made this tonight, it was really good but took almost twice as long to cook to get the potatoes cooked. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks! Denise

    1. There are many reasons it may have taken longer for your potatoes to cook (the variety or size of potato, temp of your oven etc). I find the yellow or red skinned potatoes seem to work best for me. You may also like to cut your potatoes a bit smaller and ensure the pan is not overcrowded. Hope that helps.

  5. This recipe looks great. Thank you, and now I am off to the store because I am out of green onions AND ranch dressing, but sure will try this tonight!!

  6. I made this for dinner last it was so good!! I used rotisserie chicken instead of the breast, and I mixed bacon ranch with the original ranch. Will be making again :)

  7. cooking now and It smells good, I didn’t put onions in it cause my kids don’t like them so I jus put onion powder. so ill soon find out how they like it. had to double recipe have 7 kids to feed…

  8. I am making these for a pot luck tomorrow. Has anyone tried making them ahead of time ~ say 8 hours ahead of time? I am concerned the potatoes might turn brown. Thanks for any advice!

  9. What a great quick and easy recipe. It sounds really creamy and flavourful. Thank you for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  10. Our family will just love this Potato Casserole. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Ooh! Thanks for this! Mine is in the oven now. I did a spin on it and did ground beef and chipotle ranch. :) Hopefully it turns out as well as yours!

  12. Visiting you from twelveoeight today. These look and sound amazing! Thanks for sharing. :)