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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