Loaded Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken

6 Servings465 cals

Today we’re gonna bring this recipe back to middle school lunch. 2 words will get you back there…TATERTOTS, remember those? Now lets pretend like the lunch lady was cooking for GAINS with this REALLY quick slow cooker meal prep recipe!

Five things that make life easier:

  1. Dishwasher
  2. Washing machine
  3. Garbage disposal
  4. Remote control

AND 5the real MVP a SLOW COOKER. If I could only choose one of those 5, I would without second thought choose a slow cooker. The slow cooker I use (click here) was like 30 bucks and I’ve had it for YEARS. Not only that but it takes me about 10-15 minutes to prep a week worth of meals. You can’t beat that!!!

Link to my Slow Cooker: http://amzn.to/2kb3a6c

Now that you have a slow cooker, start off with a bag of tater tots. The ones I’m using in this recipe are literally the first ones I saw at my grocery store so if you don’t like this brand OR if you want a healthier option then look for an alternative like sweet potato tots which are just as good.

Add half of your tots into the bottom of your slow cooker then on top of those some reduced fat cheese (whatever kind you want, I prefer a Mexican blend). On top of the cheese bacon bits then which is optional a couple squirts of some hot sauce. In total you’ll use 1 1/2 cups of reduced fat cheese, 6 tablespoons of bacon bits, and a tablespoon or two of hot sauce.

Next chop up 3 pounds of chicken breast and add that on top of your first layer. If you don’t chop up your chicken breast they’ll take a bit longer to cook so keep that in mind. Repeat your cheese, bacon bits, and hot sauce on top of your chicken then again repeat your tots, cheese, bacon bits, and hot sauce with whatever you have left. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of a milk or milk substitute, cover it up, and last turn your slow cooker on high for around 4 hours. You could throw it on low for 6-8 hours if you want to but high will give you more of a crispy tater tot shell.

Shepherds pie, any cottage cheese recipe, oatmeal, and now this…meals that look like modern day art but taste amazing. Post some other examples of meals that look like this but taste great below!

Tip:

  • Add in whatever sauces you want like barbecue, ranch, caesar, and so on!
Slow Cooker Tater Tot Chicken Recipe

Loaded Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken

Take yourself back to middle school lunch with this quick, healthy, delicious, and super EASY Loaded Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken meal prep recipe!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crockpot, slow cooker, tater tot
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 465kcal
Cost: $8.50
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crockpot, slow cooker, tater tot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 465kcal
Cost: $8.50

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Tater Tots
  • 1 ½ Cups Cheese168g Reduced Fat (Your choice)
  • 6 Tablespoons Bacon Bits42g
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast48 Ounces
  • 1 ½ Cups Milkor Milk Substitute 12 Ounces

Instructions

  • Add in half your bag of Tater Tots (1 Pound) to the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Sprinkle on top of your Tater Tots some of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Chop up your Chicken Breast and add your chopped up pieces into your slow cooker
  • Top your pieces with some more of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Add in the rest of your Tater Tots followed by the rest of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Pour in your Milk
  • Slow cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 2795
  • Fat: 99g
  • Saturated Fat: 31g
  • Sodium: 2686mg
  • Carbs: 197g = 175g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Sugar: 36g
  • Protein: 279g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 465
  • Fat: 16.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Sodium: 447.6mg
  • Carbs: 32.8g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 46.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.8g | Protein: 46.5g | Fat: 16.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 447.6mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 6g

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Tater Tots
  • 1 ½ Cups Cheese 168g Reduced Fat (Your choice)
  • 6 Tablespoons Bacon Bits 42g
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast 48 Ounces
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk or Milk Substitute 12 Ounces

Instructions

  • Add in half your bag of Tater Tots (1 Pound) to the bottom of your slow cooker
  • Sprinkle on top of your Tater Tots some of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Chop up your Chicken Breast and add your chopped up pieces into your slow cooker
  • Top your pieces with some more of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Add in the rest of your Tater Tots followed by the rest of your Cheese, Bacon Bits, and Hot Sauce
  • Pour in your Milk
  • Slow cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 2795
  • Fat: 99g
  • Saturated Fat: 31g
  • Sodium: 2686mg
  • Carbs: 197g = 175g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Sugar: 36g
  • Protein: 279g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 465
  • Fat: 16.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Sodium: 447.6mg
  • Carbs: 32.8g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 46.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.8g | Protein: 46.5g | Fat: 16.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 447.6mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 6g

19 Comments

  1. GREG on November 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Do a live show. loving the recipies…

  2. mitchell on November 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

    This looks great the first time around. Does it re-heat well in the microwave?

    • Derek Howes on November 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Hi Mitchell! Yes, it sure does!

      • Mitchell on November 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

        I made this this weekend. Hard to believe you can eat 2 Lbs of tots and a boat load of cheese *over 6 meals) and its still relatively healthy. Tots never tasted so good. Adding this to my monthly meal plans for sure. Thanks for the recipe Derek.



      • Chris on November 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

        How do you go about heating it up in the microwave? Just a few minutes? Is it just as good?



      • Derek Howes on November 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

        I do :30-:45 seconds and give it a flip then repeat until hot enough!



      • Derek Howes on November 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

        My man!!! Awesome stuff.



  3. Matt on November 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    This recipe looks delicious as always Derek! Quick question, for whatever reason, I seem to have slight issues with my skin if I drink milk so I haven’t done so in years. I could try the milk substitute, but would forgoing it be an option/what else could be used? I do like almond milk

    • Derek Howes on November 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Almond milk is absolutely fine. You could use a broth too but it may change the flavor/texture up a tad!

  4. Chris on December 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I think the calorie count for this recipe is off.

    The tater tots and chicken alone put this recipe over 3000 calories.

    Ore Ida Tater Tots (160 calories per serving and there are 10 servings in 2lb bag) = 1600 calories.
    48 oz of chicken at estimate of 30 cal. an oz is 1440 calories.

  5. Kate on March 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I use veggie tots in mine. Either cauliflower or broccoli

  6. Mikaella on November 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    How long would you cook this without the chicken in it? Id do it on the side.

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