Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole

When the evenings start to draw in and the weather takes a chilly turn, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of a warm, hearty meal to make everything feel right in the world. This is where the Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole steps in—a dish that has rapidly become a beloved favorite in my household. The first time I prepared it, I was looking for something that could deliver both the coziness of baked potatoes and the hearty protein boost of chicken. Suffice to say, it didn’t just meet our expectations; it surpassed them. With its mouth-watering combination of tender chicken, soft potatoes, and a melange of toppings, it was an instant hit. The blend of spices and the kick from the hot sauce added layers of flavor that made this dish unforgettable. It’s become a go-to recipe for family dinners, especially on those days when we all need a little extra warmth and comfort.


  • 1 kg of chicken breast
  • 8 potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 TBS fresh ground pepper
  • 1 TBS Paprika
  • 2 TBS Garlic powder
  • 6 TBS Hot Sauce
  • Toppings:
    • 2 cups grated cheese
    • 1 cup crumbled bacon
    • 1 cup diced green onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  3. Cut the potatoes into cubes and add them to the bowl.
  4. Spray a 9×13 inch dish with cooking spray.
  5. Add the potatoes, leaving the excess sauce in the bowl.
  6. Cook the potatoes for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Cut the chicken into cubes and add it to the bowl with the remaining sauce.
  8. In a small separate bowl, mix cheese, bacon, and green onion.
  9. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the uncooked marinated chicken.
  10. Then spread the toppings on the chicken.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: This recipe serves 6 people.
  • Calories per serving: Approximately 650 calories per serving. (Note: This is an estimate. Actual calories can vary based on specific ingredient choices and portion sizes.)

Preparation Time

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Additional Tips

  1. For an even crispier topping, broil the casserole for an extra 2-3 minutes after baking, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  2. Customize the heat level by adjusting the amount of hot sauce to taste. For a milder dish, reduce the hot sauce; for extra heat, add more.
  3. Make it ahead: Prepare the dish up until the baking step, cover, and refrigerate. When ready to eat, bake as directed, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
  4. Keep leftovers fresh by storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  5. Try with different toppings like sour cream, diced tomatoes, or avocado for added flavor and texture.


  1. Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes? Yes, sweet potatoes can be used for a sweeter, nutrient-rich alternative.
  2. Is it necessary to peel the potatoes? It’s not necessary; unpeeled potatoes add texture and nutrition. However, you can peel them if you prefer.
  3. Can I substitute the chicken breast with another type of meat? Absolutely. Try using thigh meat for a juicier option, or turkey for a lean alternative.
  4. How can I make this dish vegetarian? Replace the chicken with a hearty vegetable like cauliflower or a plant-based protein.
  5. Can I make this casserole spicy? Yes, add more hot sauce or include diced jalapeños in the topping for an extra kick.
  6. What’s the best way to reheat leftovers? Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warm throughout, about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Can I freeze this casserole? Yes, freeze before the final baking step. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking as directed.
  8. How do I ensure the chicken is fully cooked? The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) when checked with a meat thermometer.
  9. Can I add more vegetables to the casserole? Yes, consider adding bell peppers, mushrooms, or broccoli for added nutrients and flavors.
  10. Is this recipe gluten-free? Yes, as long as all the ingredients used are gluten-free, this recipe can be considered gluten-free.

This Loaded Baked Potato and Chicken Casserole recipe is more than just a meal; it’s a warm hug on a plate. With its delicious layers of flavors and textures, it’s sure to become a cherished dish in your home as well. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or looking for leftovers to enjoy throughout the week, this casserole checks all the boxes for comfort, taste, and satisfaction.