Tater Tot Casserole With Leftover Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Chez Arnow

I made this one night, trying to use leftovers and do something easy. I took a cue from a beef casserole that I have had before. Instead of the chiles, you could use a 1/2 cup or so of salsa.

Top Review by Alphacook

I thought the recipe looked a bit bland so I borrowed some of the ideas from Crochet Mama. It still needs something but it's a start.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12-2 cups shredded chicken (I like using the leftover's from Mirj's Crockpot Chicken #18787)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (4 ounce) canof chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese or 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 30 tater tots


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Combine chicken and beans in bowl.
  3. Spray 13x9 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  4. Layer the casserole as follows: chicken/beans (on bottom), then chiles, followed by cheese, then tater tots.
  5. Cover with tin foil and bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through.
  6. Remove foil, turning oven up to 425°F.
  7. Using a fork gently flatten out the tater tots and return casserole to oven.
  8. Cook until tater tots get brown and crispy, about 5-10 minutes.

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