Cheesy Barbecue Chicken and Loaded Potato Casserole

cheesy bbq chicken and loaded potato casserole
Author: Heather
Category: Main Dishes
Published Date: 06/08/2020
Comments: 54

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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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  • 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!

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.