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Quick and Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

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Tater Tots add crunch, flavor, and texture to make a tastier chicken pot pie!
Quick and Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

Revolutionize your favorite comfort meal with this quick and easy-to-make Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie. Who has time to make pie crust when you can use frozen tater tots instead? They add crunch, flavor, and texture to make chicken pot pie a hot item on the dinner menu and it’s a great way to use leftover rotisserie chicken!

Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients For Crispy Tater Tot Chicken Pot Pie

To make this crispy, cheesy chicken pot pie you need:

  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Cream cheese
  • Leftover rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken breast
  • Frozen mixed veggies
  • Frozen tater tots
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

How To Make Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and saute the chopped onion until translucent, about 4-5 mins. Add the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, and dried parsley.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and cook until golden brown, about 2 mins.
  4. Whisk in the chicken broth until no lumps remain. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and mix in the softened cream cheese until melted, the chopped chicken, and frozen veggies.
    Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish and top with the frozen tater tots. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy.

Top the tater tots with the shredded cheddar and cook 3-4 minutes more or until the cheese is melted.

Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

Can I Make This Ahead of Time?

You can, but don’t bake it until you are ready to serve it. Assemble the pie, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Once you are ready to serve it, bake and top with shredded cheddar.

Can I Freeze This Pot Pie?

Yes, you can, but again, don’t bake it before freezing it. Assemble, cover with two layers of plastic wrap and one layer of foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw it out completely in the fridge overnight, then bake when ready to serve. If you bake it before freezing it, the tater tots will not be as crispy and the cheese will have solidified.

Quick and Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

Quick and Easy Tater Tots Chicken Pot Pie

Tater Tots add crunch, flavor, and texture to make a tastier chicken pot pie!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 SERVINGS
Calories: 546kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large pot or Dutch oven
  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups leftover rotisserie chicken, chopped (or cooked chicken)
  • 1-12 oz package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1-23 oz bag frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter and saute the chopped onion until translucent, about 4-5 mins. Add the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried thyme, and dried parsley.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the onions and cook until golden brown, about 2 mins.
  • Whisk in the chicken broth until no lumps remain. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and mix in the softened cream cheese until melted, chopped chicken, and frozen veggies.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish, and top with the frozen tater tots. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the tater tots are golden brown and crispy.
  • Top the tater tots with the shredded cheddar and cook for 3-4 minutes more or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 6mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Thaw The Tater Tots before Using?

No, you can use them frozen. They will thaw out and crisp up in the oven.

Can I Add or Substitute Vegetables?

You can use the veggies you like the most or the ones you have on hand. They can either be frozen or fresh, just make sure you chop them roughly the same size so they cook evenly. If you want a vegetarian option, avoid using chicken and add more veggies to the dish.

What If I Don’t Have Cream Cheese?

You can substitute cream cheese with sour cream, heavy cream, or a cream of chicken soup for the same creamy texture.

How Do I Know When The Pot Pie is Done?

The tater tots should be golden and crispy, and the filling should be hot and bubbly. We are using leftover rotisserie chicken, so you only have to worry about the veggies being cooked.

Can I Make This in Individual Servings?

Yes, you can spoon the mixture into individual ramekins and top them with frozen tater tots. The cooking time should be less so keep that in mind.

How Can I Make The Top Crispier?

If you feel your tater tots are not crispy enough, broil the pie for 1-2 minutes, but watch it closely to avoid burning it.

How Can I Make This Pie Healthier?

Using whole wheat flour adds fiber and reduced-fat cream cheese making it less caloric by removing a few grams of fat. You can also use condensed cream of chicken soup instead of making the sauce yourself, this way you reduce the calories as well as the cooking time.

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