Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie because admit it…pie crust is boring. The whole family will love this spin on the traditional chicken pot pie recipe.
I’ve got something to admit…I don’t really like pie crust. It’s typically rather bland and tasteless, especially when compared to the filling. Often times when used for things like chicken pot pie it ends up getting soggy (so I use puff pastry) and when used for a French silk pie it doesn’t have a chance of competing with the chocolate. So today I am sharing a recipe for a chicken pot pie that has tater tots in place of pie crust. The tater tots go on top of the chicken pot pie filling so that they get crispy in the oven.
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To make this Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie, I took several shortcuts. For the chicken, I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken. For the veggies, I used a bag of frozen corn, carrots, peas and beans. I thawed them in the microwave for two minutes but didn’t cook them fully. For the cream of chicken soup, I used a can of Campbell’s and the minced onion in the dried kind. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and put them in a baking dish. I used 10-inch cast iron skillet. Add mixed veggies, cream of chicken soup, minced onion, thyme, and fresh ground black pepper. Stir until combined and then spread the filling out evenly.
Cover the chicken pot pie filling with tater tots. I used the flat, circle shaped tater tots called crispy crowns or potato crowns. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes, until the tater tots are golden and the chicken pot pie filling is hot and bubbling.
You can garnish it with thyme, black pepper or even shredded cheese! The Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie is a fun spin on the classic with the potatoes on top instead of stuffed inside. It’s quick to assemble and a recipe the whole family can enjoy.
- 2 cups cooked cubed chicken
- 2 cups mixed veggies corn, carrots, peas and green beans
- 10 1/2 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 40-45 frozen tater tot crowns
Add the chicken, veggies, soup, milk, onion, thyme, and pepper to a 10-inch round baking dish. Stir until combined. Spread out evenly.
Cover with tater tots.
Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes, until the tater tots are golden and the chicken pot pie filling is hot and bubbling.
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