Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Great pub food and \ comfort food combined. Buffalo chicken with blue cheese covered with Tater Tots and grated cheese. Baked and then topped with celery before serving.

I love wings. We don’t eat out that often, but when we do, I often like to get wings. There are many flavors that I like, but my favorite has to be buffalo. Buffalo is the classic wing flavor and I love it when it is extra hot. Buffalo flavor has moved well beyond wings anymore and is now popular with potato chips, cans of soup and even Velveeta cheese.

I was craving buffalo chicken and decided it was time to make a buffalo chicken casserole. The buffalo chicken is covered with Tater Tots which are little bite size hash brown potatoes. They are found in the freezer section of your grocery store.

This buffalo chicken tater tot casserole is the perfect combination of great pub food and comfort food!

Great pub food and \ comfort food combined. Buffalo chicken with blue cheese covered with Tater Tots and grated cheese. Baked and then topped with celery before serving.

If you go to a restaurant and order buffalo wings, not only do you get awesome flavored wings, but you also usually get celery sticks and blue cheese ranch dip. They all work so well together and really seem to be part of the buffalo flavor experience.

So, I had to make sure that both blue cheese and the great crunch of celery made it in this casserole. The celery is not baked with the casserole, but instead sprinkled on the casserole just before serving. This provides a nice crunchy textural component for this casserole.

Spread the buffalo chicken filling with blue cheese

Mix the cubed cooked chicken breast with the buffalo sauce and spread it on the bottom of the 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese on top of the buffalo chicken and then lay the Tater Tots on top of them. Lay them length wise and in straight lines as seen in the picture above.

Place Tate Tots on top and drizzle with buffalo sauce and grated cheese

Drizzle the reserved buffalo sauce over the Tater Tots and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake in a 350F oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and tops with the diced celery before serving.

Bake the casserole until tots are crispy on top

This Tater Tot casserole turned out amazing. I love buffalo chicken in so many things and this dish is one of my new favourites.

I made another casserole with chicken and tater tots and it goes great alongside this buffalo chicken version.

Check out the other recipe here: Country Chicken Tater Tot Casserole.

Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

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Great pub food and comfort food combined. Buffalo chicken with blue cheese covered with Tater Tots and grated cheese. Baked and then topped with celery before serving.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cooked chicken breasts diced (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 package (1kg) Tater Tots
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced celery

Instructions

  • Make the buffalo sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in the hot sauce, garlic powder and salt. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes and then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Take 1/3 cup of buffalo sauce and set aside for later. Take remaining buffalo sauce, mix it with the cubed chicken and spread it in the bottom of a 13x9 casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese on top of the buffalo chicken mixture.
  • Take the Tater tots out of the freezer. Lay them, lengthwise and in straight lines (rows), evenly on the buffalo chicken and blue cheese. One bag (1kg or 2 pounds) of Tater Tots should be more than enough to cover the casserole dish.
  • Drizzle the reserved buffalo sauce on top of the Tater Tots and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Bake in the 350F oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with diced celery before serving.

Notes

Slow Cooker Option: If you desire to use a crockpot instead of the oven, assemble the casserole in the slow cooker dish. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

 

Categories

Great pub food and \ comfort food combined. Buffalo chicken with blue cheese covered with Tater Tots and grated cheese. Baked and then topped with celery before serving.

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31 comments

  • Has anyone made it in the slow cooker? Do the tater tots get crispy?

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    • I have tried it in the slow cooker, but prefer it in the oven. The tater tots do not get crispy in the slow cooker. Definitely prefer them to be crispy which the oven does well.

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  • Freakin’ awesome dish! The last (3) times I’ve made it everyone loved it and there was NONE left!

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  • 5 stars
    Absolute one of my favorite casserole dishes.I Tried it with a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken it came out even better. Thanks for the recipe

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  • 5 stars
    I make this for my family all the time.They Love it.Im going to try with the shredded cooked rotisserie chicken hope it comes out even better

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