Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Tater Tot Crock Pot Bake

"This is a simple throw-together dish I came up with that is great for a Sunday after-church meal. Note: You can fry your own bacon for this recipe. I like the taste of bacon but cannot handle the lingering smell it leaves in the house when you fry it, so I just buy the jarred bacon for the few times a year I use it."
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Ready In:
3hrs 35mins
1 casserole




  • Grease the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Layer 1/2 the tater tots on the bottom of the pot.
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 of the jar of bacon bits.
  • Combine the two cheeses, and sprinkle 1/3 of it over the bacon and tots.
  • Top cheese with the chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top chicken with another 1/3 of cheese.
  • Sprinkle with another 1/4 of the jar of bacon bits.
  • Add remainder of the tater tots.
  • Top with final 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Pour milk over the top.
  • Set crock pot to high and cook 3-4 hours.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Andrea Z.
    Does it matter what size crock pot I use?
  2. Tiffany H.
    I have a stupid question, is the chicken raw or cooked when put into the crock pot?
  3. tcoulter1015
    watso058 asked if it could be done in an Instant Pot. I know they have a slow cooker function but what would the instructions be if you used the pressure cooker function?
  4. watso058
    Can this be made in an Instapot?
  5. elalou41
    Your nutrition info. is very confusing. Is it 935 cal. per serving or is it 935 divided by 5?Serving size is 1 what? Cup?


  1. Chef on the coast
    The only thing different was I didn't use a crockpot! I layered everything in a 9x13 pan and baked at 350 degrees for 1 hour. I cut up the chicken as well. I was so hoping for leftovers. lol The family polished off the entire pan - this is a huge deal at my house! Congrats on a winner! IF I could give this more stars I definitely would. Made for the October 2010 Aussie/NZ recipe swap.
  2. amandavincent
    I followed what most of the reviews said, because this recipe is very bland. I layer the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish with about half a bag of tater tots, top that with diced chicken and one of those little bags of bacon sprinkled here and there and top of that with pepper and cheddar cheese. Then that's topped with the rest of the tater tots and a little more pepper and cheddar cheese. Then I get about 1 cup of milk and mix in some ranch (packet or dressing) and pour that over the top. So delicious!!! It's one of my husband's favorites.
  3. Uniqleeme
    This is awesome! So good and easy to prepare. My only change next time will be to use boneless skinless chicken thighs, and dice them up. The chicken can get a little dry using the white meat. Also, used the Oscar Meyer Bacon pieces in the pouch, yummy! Such a great recipe!
    This is so good! It was quick and easy to throw in the crock pot and I used a liner so clean up was a snap! I used b/s chicken thighs rather than breasts that I cut into pieces. Seasoned the chicken with seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. This is a definate keeper!! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #46.
  5. Hardwareman
    I have now made 3 recipes in my first slow cooker. I bad brunswick stew. bland garlic chicken. and this wonderful easy tasty dish. I was going to put my slow cooker on E-bay for a buck if this didn't come out well.. I used pregrated Colby and Monterey jack. came home at lunch and piled it in. Five hours later had a great supper. My slow cooker thanks you!


  1. Tony Grenier
    I used actually bacon that I cooked and diced instead if bacon bits, also substituted milk for table cream and cooked it on low for 8 hours. It's an amazing recipient that my whole family loves!!!
  2. kimberh1803327169
    I used hashbrowns instead. I also used Kraft singles and Colby jack slices. I read reviews that said it was bland, so i also sprinkled a bit of hidden valley ranch (the dry stuff in the packets). I will try pepper jack cheese next time. I also used heavy whipping cream instead of milk.
  3. jmangel99_11673080
    Made this a couple of times. The whole family loves it, Great as leftovers also! Only thing I do different is use turkey bacon instead of bacon bits.


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