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Home Cooking – Casserole

We continue our Home Cooking series with a recipe we picked up a few years back. The technical name for it is buffalo chicken casserole, but because we think it is the king of all casseroles, we simply call it “Casserole.” We hope you love it as much as we do!

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes (enough to fill whatever pan you’re using)
  • Chicken (1-2 chicken breasts depending on size of pan)
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4-8 cups depending on size of pan)
  • Bacon (as much as you like, we usually make a lot of casserole so we use most of a package)
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce (or your preferred buffalo sauce)

Instructions:

  • Cube potatoes to bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix potatoes in a bowl with a little olive oil, then add salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and hot sauce to taste, and mix. (Don’t put so much of the granulated ingredients that they won’t dissolve in the olive oil and hot sauce).
  • Put potatoes in oven pan. Whatever size you want to make is fine, just make sure they cover the bottom of the pan!
  • Cook potatoes at 500 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cook bacon however you’d like (we usually bake ours since the oven is already on). Get it nice and crispy, because you’ll chop it up after it cools off and its much easier to chop crispy bacon!
  • Cube chicken into just slightly larger chunks as the potatoes and mix in the same seasoning. (We usually use the same bowl we used for the potatoes).
  • After the potatoes have cooked for 45 minutes, stir them again and spread the chicken chunks out across the top. Turn oven down to 450 and cook the potatoes and chicken for another 15 minutes.
  • Chop up bacon.
  • After chicken has cooked, spread the cheese over the top of the casserole and put the pan back in the oven until the cheese is melted! (Option: if you want to get your bacon extra crispy, spread the bacon bits over the top of the cheese before you put it in to melt it. If not, add the bacon after the cheese has melted).
  • Dish, serve and enjoy!

To see other recipes we’ve made and to cook along, visit our blog page: https://hildebrandthome.team/blog/

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