Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

I guess I have been deprived most my life because I didn’t know that tater tot casserole existed until my husband and I went to dinner at a friends house. It was love at first bite. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. Not only did the picture make me drool, but I love the fact that it is cooked in the slow cooker-you know me! In an attempt to make it a little bit healthier, I used turkey bacon and 1% milk. Green beans also served as a perfect side. Enjoy!

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole 2 (thecountrycook.net)

CHEESY CHICKEN TATER TOT CASSEROLE

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Layer half of the frozen tater tots on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of the bacon pieces.
Now top with 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
Add diced chicken on top.
Season with salt & pepper.
Now add 1/3 of the bacon pieces and another 1/3 of shredded cheese.
Put the rest of the frozen tater tots on top.
Finish with the remaining 1/3 cheddar cheese and remaining 1/3 of bacon pieces.
Pour 3/4 cup milk all over the top.

Cover and cook on low about 4-6 hours.
Please note: Some slow cookers run at different temperatures. If you are using an older slow cooker (older than about 6 years old), your cooking time may take longer. Newer models run a bit hotter so keep an eye on this around the 4 hour mark.  You want to make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly (to 165F degrees).
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