Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon & Tots

This recipe has been floating around the internet

and when HHjr came across it,

he knew it would be a great weeknight dinner

Easy, kid friendly and do ahead

means “winner winner chicken dinner” to both of us!

Boneless chicken

a bag of frozen tots, milk, cheese, cooked bacon

and seasoning, that’s it!

He used chicken tenders for a quick way to get even chunks,

but you can use boneless skinless thighs or breasts if you prefer

Place everything in the slow cooker, set it to high and go relax for 4 hours and dinner is ready!

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon & Tots

easy prep, family dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 quart slow cooker


  • 32 ounce bag frozen tater tots
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon cooked, and cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups = 8 oz cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Coat the inside of your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes
  • Dump half the frozen tater tots into the crock pot, and spread into an even layer.
  • Place uncooked chicken on top of the tater tot layer. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Top chicken with 1/3 of the cheese and 1/2 bacon
  • Spread remaining tater tots over the chicken layer. Top with remaining bacon and cheese. Pour milk over the top of the dish.
  • Place slow cooker into the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight
  • Cover your crock pot and cook on HIGH on 4 hours*


*You can lower cooking time to 3, 3 1/2  hours if prepared dish has not been refrigerated.
Prep time does not include cooking the bacon
Keyword bacon, cheesy chicken casserole with potatoes, chicken casserole, slow cooker, tater tots

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39 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon & Tots”
  1. Rita C. says:

    I love easy dinners and, as you may recall, I have a partner with a kid’s palette! I think he would like this. I know you’re holding your breath again as Zeta moves through. Prayers are being lifted once again for all of that region, Jenna.

    • Thanks Rita, this meal is really enjoyed by everyone, and couldn’t be easier. Not thrilled about Zeta, AGH! She’s going to impact Birmingham too, and then she’s headed your way, be safe!

  2. Jenna, my family would love this! It is easy and everything tastes better with bacon! Hopefully Zeta won’t cause more problems as it moves through 🙏🏻

  3. Kitty says:

    The easy meal sounds and looks delicious, Jenna! Prayers will be with you as Zeta comes through. You don’t need any more devastation.

  4. Martha says:

    If it has bacon I’m in!

  5. This looks tasty and easy — and really perfect for fall. I can’t believe they are up to Zeta already — whew. I hope it veers far away from you. Enough!

  6. It is definitely time to get out the slow cooker!

  7. Rosie M. says:

    Looks yummy, and I’ve got all the ingredients! Guess what’s for dinner tonight? Thanks, Jenna!

  8. This looks yummy and so easy to fix. I am pinning this to fix for me and the hubby. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gotta get me some tator tots:@)

  10. Pinned this yummy looking recipe. This will be a must fix for me! Thank you for another great recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Julie says:

    I love using the crock pot and making weeknight meals like this. Thanks to you and your son for this recipe idea. Enjoy the week Jenna.

  12. Nancy says:

    Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm! And easy too!
    Happy Tuesday friend!

  13. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I agree this looks like the perfect weeknight dinner and kid friendly, too! I don’t know what I would do without all these wonderful recipes you share. I’m definitely going to make this one. Take care!

  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    Sounds so yummy. Pinning! 😋

  15. pattyanneart says:

    Sounds so good and super easy! 😊

  16. lghiggins says:

    Sounds delicious. Did the littles like it?

  17. Mary says:

    Sounds yummy Jenna! Hope both your homes are safe from Zeta…2020, what a year. ♥

  18. thefrenchhutch says:

    Time to break out the slow cooker with this recipe! It is a such a delicious and easy recipe for a nigh away from cooking and we all need that now. Thank HHjr for me………..

  19. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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