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Chicken Tater Bake Recipe

Chicken Tater Bake Recipe

You'll please everyone in the family with this inviting and filling dish. It tastes like a chicken potpie topped with Tater Tots. —Fran Allen, St Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Top with Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.
  • 4. To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 356 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 844mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

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Dianna User ID: 8772949 268206
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2017

"I don’t buy cans of soup anymore, because of the sodium, so I used 1? cups of chicken stock and a flour slurry to thicken the stock. I used diced onions and mushrooms, diced cauliflower, and thinly sliced baby carrots that I had saut?ed in olive oil until tender. My husband said, “It is a keeper!” I would recommend it, whenever you are craving a home cooked meal that is easy to prepare."

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 260908
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"This is a fun recipe and a change from chicken pot pie that many kids would love! We felt it needed more seasoning but this is a good base recipe that can be customized. I used ham instead of chicken because that is what I had on hand but otherwise followed the recipe exactly."

kream2 User ID: 3466150 243662
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"tastes just like a chicken pot pie without the crust. Really easy and delicious!"

heatherkaye User ID: 8030275 243284
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"Very very good perfect the way it is but I also did one can of mushroom soup and one chicken."

Renee521 User ID: 8758535 243044
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"I made this as part of a freezer cooking day and froze both pans and followed the recipe exactly. We just had one last night for supper and it was delicious. However, it took a lot longer to bake than indicated. I had it in the oven for 2-1/4 hours (and I even increased the temperature part way through). It was definitely worth the wait though - my husband loved it and ate 2 large portions."

gooch621 User ID: 7069389 231215
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"Oh my GOOD!! I didn't make any changes.... perfect!"

maball User ID: 4420592 222371
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"okay- could use a little more seasonings."

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 219200
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Super easy and yummy! I used 1 can cream of chicken and 1 cream of mushroom. I also used frozen mixed vegetables. I added some garlic pepper and garlic powder to the soup mixture as it cooked which added to the flavor."

ctopping User ID: 7991106 172218
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"This recipe is excellent. It's easy, inexpensive and full of flavor."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 156887
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"Great recipe for busy weeks! I made it on Sunday in a 9x13 pan and froze the whole thing. Baked it on how you don't have to thaw it first. This is a keeper and a go to for extra busy weeks."

chinadoll2008 User ID: 1574460 87596
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Very good! I substituted 1 can of the soups with cream of mushroom with garlic & added curry powder for extra seasoning & since my husband & I don't like peas, we used 8 oz. of sliced frozen carrots & 8 oz. of Lima beans. It turned out so delish! The other casserole probably won't stay in the freezer for long!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 156885
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"This was tasty, can't go wrong with tater tots. Will make again!!"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 156884
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"Great recipe and it was a hit!"

GrammyMcC User ID: 7387649 173020
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Our family tried this for the first time tonight and it got rave reviews! It was really great that I was able to prep tonight's dinner AND have dinner for another night prepped at the same time. Great meal and time-saver. Thank you."

CML11 User ID: 7417762 87581
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"easy to make and you have an extra casserole left over for a future dinner! Love it!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 172217
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"easy to prepare great to save in freezer delicious meal!"

fishrgal User ID: 1182152 104619
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"This recipe was a total success with my family! My husband couldn't get enough and my daughter said it is a keeper for sure! I used one can cream of mushroom, and one can of cream of chicken, otherwise I kept to the recipe. This is my new favorite go to recipe as it is so easy to make, and I would be proud to serve it to company."

creations4christ1969 User ID: 7393321 173732
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This recipe is AMAZING!!! I added about 1/2 cup of extra cheese on top and I used grilled chicken. Even my picky 11 year old had seconds. I LOVE TASTE OF HOME!!!"

crene3 User ID: 5903200 104616
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"We tried this last night with my family. We just made one big dish and saved the rest for lunch the next day. I think next time like others have said we will put in mixed vegetables and let my DH season it a bit more. Great though for those cold days you need something easy."

pearljampookie User ID: 7066417 174298
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"I halved the ingredients and used frozen mixed vegetables. It was absolutely delicious. It reminded me and my boyfriend of a Pot-pie. I also baked my chicken pieces first in water. Once done, I poured out the chicken juice (leaving some for flavor) and used the same 8x8 dish. I highly recommend this dish! It's great for a large family and it's also great on a cold day!"

daqueria User ID: 2552673 104696
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Soooo tasty!!! Only thing I added was spices and used a bag of mixed veggies. Great recipe!"

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 104688
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"I used regular cream of chicken soup and my son said it was too salty, so you may want to use low salt soup. For anyone who has to rely on hubbies getting dinner, this casserole is good since they can't mess it up. That it makes 2 casseroles is great - leaving one for when you don't have time to prepare dinner."

time2tick User ID: 5635992 87571
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

"I have a picky family that is hard to please. They all love this, and we make extra so they can have some the next day. It' s easy, stress free, and done quickly. To make it even tastier we use pre-cooked seasoned or left over grilled chicken."

jruvo87 User ID: 6121896 113106
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"This recipe has been a huge hit for all my friends & family"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 104683
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"Well you can never go wrong w/ the "tots" as we call them! Delicious! Def. could vary the veggies & I did add some melted Velveetan to the sauce part (just b/c I had some in the fridge that needed to be used). The extra cheese made it very cheesy! I think my fav tot recipe though is the madeover tater tot casserole on this site!"

JessFee User ID: 5378562 87569
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"I had to add some seasoning to it because I fear it might of been bland other then that. It was good stuff!!"

Catmaniacs User ID: 6226693 112951
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Good casserole."

andrea810 User ID: 5430024 173729
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"I added a little extra milk and a packet of Savory chicken and Garlic Lipton soup mix. It wasn't bland at all! My salt-addicted husband didnt' even need to add any salt to it. Will probably start making this dish every week."

guerrat User ID: 5839170 173691
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Delicious, my family loves it! I add frozen broccoli cuts instead of peas and my kids don't even notice that they are eating broccoli!"

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 100850
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I make this recipe a lot! My husband also enjoys this recipe. I like the convenience of having a homemade freezer food that I can make on a weeknight after a long day at work. This recipe is one of my "Keepers""

bmu User ID: 2540574 177340
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"Made it for church dinner & had rave reviews - everyone loved it & didn't bring any leftovers home !!! DELISH"

ladyyorkie User ID: 3451877 104681
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"I changed one of the chicken soups with Nacho cheese soup. I added some chopped onion when cooking the chicken. I also used one bag of steamers mixed veggies. I cooked the veggies as directed on the bag first. Then after putting it all together I used Onion tater tots."

angie05161 User ID: 5810213 174269
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Fabulous casserole. I followed the recipe to the tee and it was great. Next time I may incorporate some other veggies: mushrooms, green beans, etc.

I think it may have been better reheated the next day too!"

janjoy1 User ID: 3945804 141253
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"pretty tasty. i subbed mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup."

janjoy1 User ID: 3945804 92558
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"pretty tasty. i subbed mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup."

janjoy1 User ID: 3945804 112946
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"pretty tasty. i subbed mushroom soup for the cream of chicken soup."

prbout User ID: 237833 173655
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Try adding Bell's Seasoning, to taste for extra flavor (add to soup mixture and proceed)"

sprinkles1 User ID: 5906050 158666
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"We all loved it!"

JulieKM User ID: 5259291 158665
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This recipe was awesome. I changed it slightly the second time.I used cream of mushroom soup and used egg noodles in place of the tater tots. My family loves it so much, I make it once a week."

renewisa40 User ID: 2403696 112936
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Healthier version: only 1 cream-of-whatever soup, 1 c. homemade plain yogurt, increase veggies, decrease cheese by 1/4 c., sprinkle season salt on top of tater-tots, no need for the butter. Good basic recipe idea."

ArianeDawn User ID: 4428953 92557
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"We love this recipe, it's easy and tastes great! I like to add some garlic powder and seasoning salt to flavor it and I sometimes use one can of cream of mushroom and one can of cream of chicken!"

lil momma jenn User ID: 2508512 156883
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"my dad & my kids loved this!"

michelemary User ID: 1090411 92556
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Just not enough flavor. I tried adding a bit of Ancho chili powder, but it still needs something to perk it up."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 161345
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"This is basic comfort food! Kind of like a chicken pot pie without the pastry crust. My kids loved it and my husband and I thought it was decent. I did put all ingredients in a 9x13 inch pan instead of making two smaller dishes, as we have a big family. Cooking time was a littler longer because I wanted the tater tots to be somewhat crispy. Will be making it again."

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