Om Nom Nom….

I am trying to get into the habit of cooking on Sunday evenings. I know that sounds weird, but with finicky kids, I got into the habit of cold dinners or just hot dogs on Sundays. I’ve gotten in the habit of stews and casseroles, and so far they have been met with success, at least by Eldest and any guests I may have over.

I did say my kids are finicky.

Anyway, I happened to be over at Laura’s Sunday morning, and found a new post, which is unreal because she seldom posts on the weekends. She claims to have a life, but I think she is just stalking goats, or George Clooney. Anyway, she posted a recipe that I just had to try. Why? Because tater tots, cheese, sour cream and chicken, that’s why!

Here is Laura’s recipe, slightly modified from the one she posted:

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

2 lb. bag of tater tots, thawed
1/2 cup chopped finely onion
16 oz. sour cream
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups French fried onions
1/2 cup melted butter (NOT margarine)
1/4 tsp. salt and pepper
10-12 chicken tenders (or 4-5 boneless-skinless chicken breasts), cubed

Place tater tots in large bowl, and break them up well. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the French fried onions. Scoop half of the mixture into a 9×13 (23x33cm for my foreign readers) baking dish or pan, distributing it evenly. Place the cubed chicken on top, followed by the rest of the mixture. Top with the French fried onions, and bake at 350* F (about 180* C for my foreign readers) for about an hour (about 60 minutes for my foreign readers…).

The casserole was a hit. My hips cringed a bit, but whatever. If I end up needing angioplasty, it will be worth it! 😉


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12 responses to “Om Nom Nom….

  • Laura

    I’m all for the French’s Fried Onions. But I did mix the Corn Flakes in the casserole itself. I didn’t want to over do the onion…like that’s possible, right?

    It reheats nicely by the way IF you had any left over.

  • LC Aggie Sith

    I forgot the corn flakes at the store, so I went all the way with the french fried onions. it did NOT disappoint 😀

  • The Real Dave

    Now that sounds like some tasty food porn to me.

  • beasn

    HA! Thank you for poating this Aggie. BUT, other than the chicken, tots, and fried onions, it is the basic potato casserole I make for the family. (of which I can no longer eat – no dairy)
    I also alter it, as in switch out the chopped onions for powder, use cream of mushroom, and just layer it – hashbrowns/soup mixture/cheese/cornflakes. The family likes the ‘crust’.

    Next time we make it, I’ll try the tots and chicken.

  • Teresa in Fort Worth, TX


    Now, if I could only find a company that makes gluten-free FF Onions……

    • LC Aggie Sith

      I wonder if you can do them yourself with GF flour and baking instead of frying?

      • Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

        Oh, yeah – there are recipes out there, and I’ve made them a few times, but it’s very messy and labor-intensive (yes, I’m a pampered princess…..).

        I mean, really – there’s a MARKET for this stuff, people! GF doesn’t necessarily mean “health nut” – not in my case, anyway!

        I saw that the recipe at the other blog calls for corn flakes – THOSE I can get GF, but It’s.Not.The.Same.

        I grew up with the Holy Trinity of Cream of Mushroom Soup, French-Fried Onions, and Sour Cream (“You can’t get into Heaven without a covered dish…..”).

  • Guy S

    Teresa, I would also make sure the tater tots are GF….some are now “coated” with various versions of wheat. There is a batter out there which allows for deep fat frying (have it on hand but have not used it yet…have some frozen cod just waiting to become “fish-n-chips”) imagine it would work around onions as well.

    Deb has been basically GF for some time now…not officially diagnosed as Celiac but any amount of wheat or wheat product causes her gastric distress. So we have been experimenting with GF foods. On the other hand we can and do, do dairy. Raw milk and cream rock! I can’t remember the name of the batter , but the company is out of St. Charles Illinois.

    Back to the topic at hand. This sounds yum to the power of 10! Will have to figure a way a around the onion ring conundrum and give this puppy a try!

  • The Queen

    I would do it without the chicken…. sounds absolutely delish!

  • Aewl

    At first look, the pic doesn’t look to appetizing, but after reading the ingredients…. yum yum

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