It’s time to rewind back to middle school lunch! Two words that should get you there? TATER TOTS. Today we take them to gym class with This Loaded Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken recipe! Packed with protein and great for meal prep.
Five things that make life easier?
- Washing machine
- Garbage disposal
- Remote control
AND 5, the 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 was around 30 bucks and I’ve had it for almost a decade now.
The best part? Having a slow cooker allows you to prep a weeks worth of meals in around 10-15 minutes!
Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken
Now that I convinced you to buy a slow cooker, start this recipe 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. If you don’t like this style OR if you want a healthier option, look for an alternative like sweet potato tots which are just as good in this recipe!
Add half of your tater tots into the bottom of your slow cooker and sprinkle them with some reduced fat cheese (whatever kind you want, I use a blend).
Follow with bacon bits and a couple squirts of some optional hot sauce.
This is where you could change up the recipe by adding in whatever sauces you want like barbecue, ranch, caesar, and so on.
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.
Tater Tot Chicken Layers
Repeat your cheese, bacon bits, and hot sauce layers on top of your chicken with whatever you have left, I usually do two.
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.
Pour in 1 1/2 cups of a milk or milk substitute, cover it up, and turn your slow cooker on high heat for around 4 hours.
You could throw it on low heat for 6-8 hours 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.
Room for a healthy dessert? Try our Cottage Cheese Cheesecake next!
Loaded Tater Tot Slow Cooker Chicken
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- 2 Pounds Tater Tots
- 1 ½ Cups Cheese - Reduced Fat (Your choice)
- 6 Tablespoons Bacon Bits
- 1-2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
- 3 Pounds Chicken Breast
- 12 Ounces Milk - or Milk Substitute
- 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
- Calories: 2795
- Fat: 99g
- Saturated Fat: 31g
- Sodium: 2686mg
- Carbs: 197g = 175g NET CARBS!
- Fiber: 22g
- Sugar: 36g
- Protein: 279g
- Calories: 465
- Fat: 16.5g
- Saturated Fat: 5.1g
- Sodium: 447.6mg
- Carbs: 32.8g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Sugar: 6g
- Protein: 46.5g