Wow! This casserole was surely spicy. If you want to tame it down a bit skip the hot sauce. Since I was out of hot sauce my substitute was ceyanne pepper. I could of skipped that too! I did get a thumbs up from the three family members that tried it. I also thought there was too much grease on the bottom of the baking dish. I don't know if this was because the chicken wasn't pre cooked or from the mayonnaise.
So, next time I'm going to precook the chicken breasts 7 minutes on each side, let cool, then cube them. Maybe if I do that I can subtract about 15 minutes off the cooking time, as long as the potatoes are tender. What do you think? Serves 6
2 lbs skinless boneless chicken breasts, cubed
8 med red potatoes, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon hot sauce or cayenne pepper, optional
1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 green onions, chopped
5 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups of cheddar cheese
Garnish: green onion, chopped (optional)
In a large bowl add the chopped potatoes, cubed chicken, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce (optional) and mayonnaise. Mix well. Pour into a 9x11 baking dish that was sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. Place in a 400F preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, stirring after every 25 minutes. Top with the cheese, chopped onions and crumbled bacon. Bake an additional 8 minutes. Serve with sour cream, top with chopped green onions, if using and maybe LOTS of water! Yum Yum!