“Like 75% of my recipes, I found this on Pinterest during a bout of PMS. It is comfort food. It is easy to throw together. It has bacon. Perfect. If I want a little more cheese, I add more cheese. If I am wanting a little more bacon (which is each time), I add a”little” more bacon. The leftovers are great by themselves or wrapped up in a tortilla. This recipe will be in our rotation FOR-EV-ER.”
Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
1 32 ounce bag frozen tater tots
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 3 ounce bag real bacon bits
1 pound chicken breasts (cubed)
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper
1. Spray the slow cooker insert with cooking spray, or use a slow cooker liner.
2. Add 1/3 tater tots in the bottom of the slow cooker, and top with 1/3 cheese and 1/3 bacon bits.
3. Layer on all the chicken, and salt and pepper liberally.
4. Add another 1/3 tater tots, bacon bits, and cheese.
5. Repeat that layer again.
6. Pour milk over the top.
7. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
This was a really good recipe. Kirk (my brother-in-law who doesn’t like chicken) wondered why such a tasty recipe was ruined by putting in chicken. I used whole chicken breasts in a layer, and cooked it on low for 8 hours. We all liked it very much, and the chicken was so moist. I used the large bag of tater tots, which was not too much.
My husband who is not a fan of tater tot casserole said this was better than our usual version with beef. I totally disagree but did think this was pretty good. It is family friendly and that is always good. I used 2 large frozen chicken breasts cut in half. I would do this again because cutting up all that chicken doesn’t sound fun. I used a smaller bag of tater tots and would suggest using a larger bag to anyone making this. Next time I will add a can of corn because that sounds good. I cooked it on low for 7.5 hours which I thought was perfect. (Note: The photos are Sarah’s and you can notice the larger pieces of chicken.)
My family really liked this recipe. My kids burned their mouths shoveling this tater totty goodness in their pie holes because they couldn’t wait for it to cool. My four-year-old wanted to have it for breakfast the next morning. I only used one cup bacon bits, because it was all I had, and I thought it was plenty. My husband disagreed, because really, you can never have too much bacon. Next time I may skip cutting the chicken beforehand. Because I’m lazy, that’s why.
I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make this yummy recipe.