LOADED BAKED POTATO AND CHICKEN CASSEROLE

Loaded Baked Potato casserole

Ingredients

2lbs chicken breast
8 potatoes
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS fresh Ground Pepper
1 TBS Paprika
2 TBS Garlic Powder
6 TBS Hot Sauce
{Toppings}
2 cups Shredded Cheese
1 cup crumbled Bacon
1 cup diced Green Onion

Instructions
Preheat oven 500F
Coat a 9×13 dish with cooking spray.  Mix Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder & Hot Sauce in the bottom.
Cube the potatoes & add to the dish.  Stir to coat.
Bake the potatoes for 45 minutes, stir every 15 minutes
I cooked my chicken on the grill while the potatoes cooked
Cube the chicken & add it to the bowl tossing to coat
Over top sprinkle cheese, bacon & green onion
Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted

SERVE WITH A NICE VEGETABLE MEDLEY AND FRESH SALAD!

I HAD SOME LEFTOVER AFTER A FEW MEALS AND MADE IT INTO A DEEP DISH CHICKEN POT PIE.  I PUT THE LEFTOVERS IN A DEEP DISH PREPARED PIE CRUST AND ADDED SOME BABY BROCCOLI FLORETTES AND A 12 OZ BAG OF FROZEN MIXED VEGETABLES.  ON THE STOVE I TOOK 1/2 CUP CHICKEN BROTH AND BROUGHT IT TO BOIL AND ADDED 8 OZ PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE GARDEN VEGETABLE (1/3 LESS FAT) BY THE TABLESPOON UNTIL MELTED AND CREAMYPOUR CREAM SAUCE OVER TOP AND BAKE THE POT PIE IN A 350 F OVEN FOR 20 -30 MINUTES UNTIL THE CRUST IS GOLDEN BROWN.  COOL BEFORE CUTTING INTO 6 WEDGES.

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**OFTEN MY PIE CRUSTS COME IN PAIRS SO YOU MAY WANT TO ADD A TOP CRUST WITH AN EGG WASH BUT I USUALLY SKIP THIS TO CUT SOME CALORIES AND HAVE ANOTHER PIE LATER!

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POTATOES WITH PEPPERS AND ONIONS

Potato Pepper & onions (2)
4 Red Potatoes, Quartered
1/2# Mini Sweet Peppers (yellow, orange and red)
1/2 Red Onion, sliced and quartered
3 Celery Stalks, coarsely chopped
1/4 c Italian, Balsamic or Greek Salad Dressing (use “lite” if desired)
sea salt
fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.  Coat a 13″ X 9″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Add potatoes, peppers and onion. Drizzle salad dressing on top and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Bake 40 to 50 minutes until the onion is carmelized. potatoes are soft and veggies are tender crisp with some blackened areas.

SERVE AS A VEGETARIAN MEAL WITH A LITTLE SHREDDED ITALIAN STYLE CHEESE ON TOP OR AS A SIDE DISH WITH BEEF, PORK OR POULTRY.  IT WOULD ALSO BE GREAT WITH SOME HOT TURKEY SAUSAGE!

I SERVED IT WITH A HAM I GOT AS A DEAL TO HAVE WITH COMPANY AND I ALWAYS SERVE A BIG FRESH SALAD WITH MY MEAL.

THIS DISH IS ALSO GLUTEN FREE!  ENJOY!!