June 18, 2013

Eating, Drinking, and Linking, Oh My!

I just found this wonderfully fun linky hosted by Christy over at Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road.

I'm not much of a cook (at least I don't think so), and I definitely don't have the patience to make extravagant, complicated dishes. As far as gathering ingredients and measuring... NOT gonna happen! However, my family will tell you differently! They love coming to my house for dinner and they beg me to bring certain dishes to their house when I visit. What's up with this then? Simple, no fail recipes! And here's one of them, probably the family favorite... for a while I was making this one nearly every week... until I got tired of it! LOL! The best part of this recipe is that it's made in a crock pot. I can prepare the ingredients the night before, throw it in the pot before leaving for school, and it's ready when I arrive home. LOVE IT!

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

1 bag (32 oz. bag) frozen tater tots
1 bag (3 oz. bag) bacon pieces
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 c milk
salt & pepper, to taste

1. Prepare your Crock Pot by giving it a good coating of non-stick cooking spray.
2. Next, begin layering in your ingredients. Start with half of the tater tots, followed by 1/3 of the bacon and then 1/3 of the cheese. Now layer in all of your chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. On top of the chicken, layer on another 1/3 of the bacon pieces and a 1/3 of the cheese. Top with the remaining tater tots, then layer on the rest of your cheese and bacon. When done with your layers, pour the milk over the entire thing.
4. Cover and cook on low about 4-6 hours. Be sure to check for doneness of your chicken, some Crock Pots take longer to cook than others.

FYI... I double all the ingredients except the bacon pieces AND I mix a can of cream of chicken soup with the milk for added flavor. I found this recipe on Pinterest...

... but it is all over the internet with people giving it rave reviews. I can say that my family gives it a definite thumbs up!

Happy Cooking,
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum!!! This sort of reminds me of another casserole type dish that we bake...but I LOVE any recipe that can be thrown into a crock pot!!

    Check out crock pot liners. Seriously. A little pricy for my taste, but they made me fall in love with my crock pot a little bit more.

    Can't wait to try! Thank you for linking up!!

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road


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