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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Treat Tuesday #72...

Treat Tuesday - 
Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole
*All I can say is that this dinner is absolutely delicious.
*Such a great meal to have on a cold December night.
*Give it a try and ENJOY...

2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cubed (1")
8-10 medium potatoes, cut in 1/2" cubes
1/3 cup olive oil
1&1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
6 Tbsp. hot sauce
2 cups fiesta blend cheese
1 cup crumbled bacon
1 cup diced green onion

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Spray a 9X13" baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and hot sauce. Add the cubed potatoes and stir to coat.
Carefully scoop the potatoes into the prepared baking dish, leaving behind as much of the olive oil/hot sauce mixture as possible. 
Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy and browned on the outside. 
While the potatoes are cooking, add the cubed chicken to the bowl with the left over olive oil/hot sauce mixture and stir to coat. 
Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees. 
Top the cooked potatoes with the raw marinated chicken. 
In a bowl mix together the cheese, bacon and green onion and top the raw chicken with the cheese mixture. 
Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the topping is bubbly delicious.
Serve with extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing.

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Pickle by Kim Baker

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