Friday, May 20, 2011

Chicken Tater Bake

I found some left over turkey in my freezer the other day, so I went looking for something I could make with it. This is a new recipe for us, but I was told that it's a keeper and I can make it any time :)



CHICKEN TATER BAKE

2 cans (1- 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, cubed
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 package (16 pz) frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 package (32 oz) frozen Tater Tots

In a large saucepan, combine the soup, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in the chicken, peas and carrots, and 1 cup cheese.

Transfer to two greased 8 inch square baking dishes. top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350F for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.

To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350F for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours or until heated through.


How I did it:
This is where I tell you what I did different. There are a few recipes that I actually do make according to directions :)


I used left over turkey, and added on packet of chicken bouillon and a 1/2 tsp of thyme. Didn't have peas & carrots, so used the mixed veggies I had in the freezer. Also heated the soup, milk and butter in a glass dish in the microwave. Instead of 2 - 8inch containers I used a 9x13, so it needed to bake about 20 minutes longer for the middle to get hot.

5 comments:

  1. High praise indeed if it ranked ' you can fix this anytime'. Looks yummy.

    Hugs - Marie

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  2. That sounds & looks yummy! If only we had Tater Tots here!

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  3. That sounds really good. I've made a tater tot casserole with hamburg before and my kids always loved it.
    With that one you put hamburg in the bottom of the pan pour on a can of cream of mushroom soup throw in some broccoli, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and then the tater tots on top.

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  4. Isn't it great?! I've been making various tater tot casseroles for well over 20 years. My mother in law was the first person to introduce them to me. I haven't tried it with chicken or turkey, though. Must do that!

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