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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Forget boring casseroles and spice up your dinnertime with this Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole instead! Can be made in the slow cooker OR the oven for the tastiest dinner you'll have all week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 530kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream buttermilk, or milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons homemade ranch seasoning
  • 16 oz frozen tater tots
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ cup shredded carrots optional
  • ¼ cup chopped celery optional
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese I used sharp cheddar
  • ½ cup blue cheese optional, depending on taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat
  • Add ground chicken and cook (breaking up with spatula) until no longer pink
  • Sprinkle in flour and stir to coat cooked chicken
  • Slowly stir in chicken broth and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes to thicken and reduce sauce
  • Stir in cream (or buttermilk or regular milk)
  • Add dried seasonings and salt and pepper and stir all to combine
  • Let cook an additional 2-3 minutes until sauce is nice and thickened up
  • Melt butter in microwave in large microwave safe mug or cup
  • Add buffalo sauce and stir to combine
  • Spray crock well with nonstick spray
  • Add the meat mixture
  • Top with carrots, celery and blue cheese if desired
  • Add tater tots and drizzle with remaining buffalo sauce
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours

Notes

I made this in my 2.5 quart casserole slow cooker. You can also make this in a 5 quart oval slow cooker.
To make in oven, bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until tater tots are crispy and cheese is melted and the filling starts to bubble,
 
Leftovers will keep up to 3 days in fridge.
 
Can substitute a packet of ranch dressing mix if you don't want to make homemade seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1577mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2468IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 2mg