This Shredded BBQ Chicken Casserole is the perfect family friendly weeknight meal. It is quick and easy to make and has a variety of flavors that both kids and adults love like tangy barbecue sauce, sweet corn, tender chicken, and tasty cheddar cheese! This easy casserole is made all in one dish for easy prep and clean up, and can be made from fresh shredded chicken, or leftover shredded chicken to make the recipe even more simple. This casserole is great for a quick and easy meal, but also works well for meal prep, and reheats well for lunches throughout the week.
This recipe was given full approval by my kids! And it should, because the Shredded Barbecue Chicken Casserole was born from taking my kids favorite flavors and meal requests and combining them in to a simple casserole that could be made on even the busiest weeknight!
1 lb chicken tenders or breast cut into chunks
3 tbsp. bbq seasoning, divided
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
3-4 medium russet potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 green onions, chopped
Preheat oven to 475 F. Toss the cubed potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp bbq seasoning. Transfer the potatoes into a cooking spray coated baking dish. Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy and browned on the outside. While the potatoes are cooking, in a large bowl mix together the chicken, bbq seasoning and bbq sauce, refrigerate. Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400 F.
Top the cooked potatoes with the bbq chicken mixture. Bake for an additional 25 minutes, turning occasionally. In another bowl mix together the cheese, bacon & green onion and top the chicken with the cheese mix. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until cheese mixture is melted.