Cheesy Barbecue Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole

cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole

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Do you love casseroles as much as we do? There is something about being able to cook and serve a dish, all in one baking dish, that makes my heart happy (and Super Dad even happier because he doesn’t have to wash the million pots and pans that I usually leave in the sink for him). This year, Super Dad’s birthday falls on Father’s Day, so in order to incorporate all of his favorite ingredients into one special meal, we decided on a casserole (and it was a great choice). This cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole is incredibly easy to prepare and features every single one of his favorite foods (even bacon)!

You want to make sure that you are chopping your potatoes and chicken to a size that is not too big or they won’t cook properly. I also chose to leave the skin on the potatoes because I think it brings something extra to the dish. You can choose to peel them if you’d like, but tack on another 10 minutes or so in prep time.

diced potatoes and diced chicken

This cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole combines our favorite loaded baked potato ingredients and barbecue chicken.

Now technically, because you have to cook the bacon, you are going to have to use more than just the baking dish for this cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole, BUT… it’s bacon, so it’s 100% worth it. Once you get the chicken and potatoes dressed and into the oven, you’re going to be taking them out every 20 minutes to stir them and then putting them back in. This is to ensure that they all get cooked evenly and the potatoes get nice and brown.

While I’m waiting for the next 20 minutes to pass, I’m using that time to cook and chop the bacon, shred the cheddar cheese and chop the scallions. You will probably have some time in there to relax. I’ve mentioned before that I found the easiest way to shred cheese is in a food processor. It takes just a couple of minutes.

cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole

cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole

If you are a casserole lover, you'll love this cheesy barbecue chicken and potato casserole, packed with all of the flavors you love in a loaded baked potato.

Now, for toppings you have a couple of options. We like to put scallions and ranch dressing on our cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole, but it would taste just as delicious with sour cream! You want to drizzle either on top in a way that for every spoonful, each person is getting the chicken, potatoes, bacon, cheese, scallions and ranch or sour cream.

While this cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole is all you need for your meal, you can also serve with a side of broccoli if you want some greens. One of these days I’m going to get the nerve to try to incorporate broccoli into the casserole. If you try it, please comment below and let me know how it turned out!

cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole

individual ramekin with food inside next to Truly Grass Fed cheddar

Now that you know a little about the dish, I’m excited to share the recipe with you. If you do make it, I’d love for you to share a photo and tag us on social media or comment below and let me know what you think. We love feedback from our readers!

Cheesy BBQ Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole

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cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole

Cheesy BBQ Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This cheesy barbecue chicken and loaded potato casserole combines all of your favorite flavors into one simple meal.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 8 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb bacon, chopped
  • Scallions, diced for topping
  • Ranch or Sour Cream


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray/oil.
  • Combine potatoes, chicken, olive oil, salt and pepper into a large bowl and toss to coat.
  • Add barbecue sauce and again, toss to coat.
  • Transfer your mixture to your baking dish and bake (uncovered) for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, fry your bacon until crisp, remove and drain. When they are cool enough, chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Remove from oven, stir and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Shred cheddar cheese and chop scallions and set aside.
  • Remove from oven, stir and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. You want the potatoes to be browned. If they aren’t, put back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Top your chicken and potatoes with bacon and cheese and return to the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Top with scallions and drizzle ranch or sour cream on top.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 65 min

Keywords: bacon, chicken, potatoes, casserole, cheddar, cheese

Don’t forget to check out our other cheesy family friendly recipes, including our cheesy enchiladas and our cheesy bacon Irish soda bread muffins.

If you love cheese, bacon, chicken and potatoes, you have to try this cheesy bacon barbecue chicken and potato casserole! It's heaven!


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  1. We actually made the recipe.
    We use a meal planning app and rate our meals 1 thru 5 stars. It’s not easy to earn 5 stars, but this dish did. Thank you for sharing. It’s now a part of our 5 star rotation. 😋

  2. This recipe is perfect for our dinner. It really looks so tasty and tempting.

  3. I’m always on the lookout for new chicken recipes to try. This looks good. Going to save your recipe.

  4. Looks so satisfying! I think this won’t even get cold if I cook it for my family.

  5. Ohh now this sounds absolutely delicious – hands up whenever someone says loaded potato I know I need to try it.

  6. I love this recipe. My kids love chicken barbecue so this will surely be a hit for them.

  7. Thank you a lot for sharing me this recipe. It’s looked so delicious. Definitely I must try it!
    Btw, may I know the widget you used to create the table of recipe as in the bottom of the post?

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  8. I am so excited to try this recipe. It looks so delicious and perfect for my meat and potato loving kids.

  9. although i don’t eat cheese or bacon myself, my husband does and would love this meal!! I must make it for him one day.

  10. Ok this is pinned already, and will be added to my list of meals to do! It looks super scrummy

  11. This casserole looks absolutely mouthwatering! Perfect comfort food for every occasion. I like the idea of drizzling some sour cream on top.

  12. Yum Yum YUM I can’t wait to try this recipe soon, it sounds delicious! I wish I could have it for dinner today!

  13. I have pinned this yummy recipe as this will be the perfect meal one night this week! Looks and sounds delicious and love a meal that is all in one casserole dish! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  14. Oh this is a wonderful dish to try for the family…looks so good!! It’s such a comforting meal too…craving right now!

  15. This recipe looks like the ultimate comfort food. I think this will be a favorite especially with my kids.

  16. This is like all the best parts of summer – in one dish! Sold! My kids are just now appreciating casseroles and dishes combined so this one goes on the list for this week.

  17. I love BBQ flavor and I hope to try this out too. I can’t wait to check out the taste.

  18. Saving this one! This looks so delicious and has so many things I love in it! Cheese, BBQ Chicken, and potatoes. YUM!

  19. This looks like such a comfort dish for sure. My other half would love this especially since the weather has got much colder here too x

  20. My family never say no to a chicken and potato dinner. I am sure they will love this recipe!

  21. This literally has all my favorite things- cheese, bbq sauce and potatoes. I will be trying this soon!

  22. Thank you for the tip about using a food processor to shred cheese. That is one thing I dread doing. I am always looking to try new recipes that my son will enjoy. He is such a picky eater. He is going to love this!

  23. Sounds like the perfect recipe! We love all the ingredients! Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Two of my favorite dishes together sounds amazing. I love the combination of barbeque chicken and loaded potatoes. Such great comfort food and protein too.

  25. oh heather. that looks delicious. perfect for a lazy day when you want to nosh and nosh. perhaps you can make it at night when it’s not too hot and warm it up in the microwave the next day? 🙂

  26. This looks and sounds so delicious! Similar to your husband, I’m sure my partner would also love this (he is a big bacon fan as well!). That is an interesting thought about including broccoli within the casserole and I think I would give that a go as this would also add extra value to the dish. Looking forward to seeing how this comes out.

  27. Looks like a really yummy and filling family dinner idea. In fact, I think bacon lovers will consider your casserole recipe heavenly.

  28. That looks so good! I’m a big fan of casseroles. They’re a complete meal in one pan, and they’re always tasty.

  29. I have been running out of ideas on what to cook for the family, this looks absolutely delicious! I am bookmarking to make this for lunch

  30. Delicious. These are some enticing pictures. It is making me hungry. Potatoes ans chicken. Two of my favorites.

  31. Holy moly! This is further proof that casseroles are always the way to go. I could eat an entire pan of that!

  32. Oh my gosh, yes. I know my family will love this. It looks incredible. I love casseroles for dinner.

  33. This looks absolutely amazing! My husband would love this, his birthday is this Friday and Father’s Day is next weekend so between the two he will have this dish as one of his special meals!

  34. Oh my goodness this looks so good I want to dive right in! Do you think it would work swapping the potatoes with sweet potatoes also?

  35. OMG I just love this casserol. I love potatoes so the is a easy and delicious dich to add to my collection.

  36. I’m drooling over this recipe! Barbecue chicken, potatoes and cheese are 3 of my favourite ingredients. I’ll be trying this one out for sure.

  37. This looks and sounds so delicious. I love that it seems simple to make. I will definitely try this recipe with my family.

  38. Oh yes, I do love me some casseroles!

    I am usually more of a pasta girl though, but maybe I should try using potatoes once in a while. I know that my family sure would love it.