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Tator Tot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Rachel Riesgraf
Chicken pot pie meets tater tot casserole!! Delicious homemade pot pie filling made in one pot and loaded with chicken and vegetables then topped with cheddar cheese and tater tots and baked until the gravy is bubbly and the tater tots are crispy and golden brown! Perfect with leftover turkey, too!
4.24 stars
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (about 4-5 chicken breasts)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 4 large carrots, thinly sliced (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 32 ounce bag frozen tater tots

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet. Add onions, celery, and carrots and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Sprinkle flour over vegetables and mix well until combined; cook 1 minute.
  • While mixing, slowly pour in the chicken broth then the milk. Simmer over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until thickened to gravy consistency.
  • Stir in ground thyme, ground nutmeg, salt and pepper, then mix in the cooked chicken, peas and corn.
  • Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 inch (or 3-4 quart) baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese then tater tots. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until hotdish is bubbling and tater tots are golden and crispy. 

Notes

Instead of chicken breasts, you can also use shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover shredded turkey! If you go this route (meaning the meat is already cooked), then skip ahead to step two in the recipe. 
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