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.
So today I am sharing a recipe for a chicken pot pie that has tater tots on top that will get crispy in the oven and skips the traditional crust altogether!
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Where is the Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the casserole, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie
Step One: Chicken Pot Pie Filling
I took several shortcuts for this recipe! 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.
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.
Step Two: Tater Tots
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 is golden and the filling is hot and bubbling.
You can garnish it with thyme, black pepper or even shredded cheese! This recipe is a fun spin on the classic with the potatoes on top instead of stuffed inside. It’s quick to assemble and a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy.
Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie FAQs:
1. What can I use instead of crispy crowns? You can use regular tater tots or a traditional crust if you would like to skip the potatoes.
2. Can this be made ahead of time? Yes, the filling can but do not add the tater tots until right before baking.
3. Can I make this in a 9 in square pan? Yes, that would work as well.
4. What sides go with chicken pot pie? You could make a vegetable side dish, a salad, or fresh fruit.
Looking For More Tater Tot Recipes?
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Tater Tot Taco Pizza is a mouthwatering combo of two of your favorite eats: tacos and pizza! The tater tot crust makes this dinner recipe even more fun.
Want to make homemade tater tots? Try out this recipe by Serious Eats!
- 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.