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Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Ranch Cheesy Potatoes

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Cheesy potatoes with a ranch twist and topped with buffalo chicken, bacon, more cheese and plenty of buttery corn flakes. What’s not to love?

cheddar ranch potatoes cooked with buffalo chicken and golden corn flakes

     Are you looking for a stick to your ribs dinner that is full of flavor and easy to make? Then this is just the thing for you. It has all of that hearty, filling casserole goodness with a bit of buffalo chicken kick!

And the cheesy ranch potatoes? They are a fabulous foundation to build the whole thing on!

buffalo chicken and potatoes in dish ready to bake

     MiMi shared this recipe with me some time back. I was right in the middle of prepping for my brother’s wedding, so I tucked it away waiting for the perfect time to make it. 

   Despite being a million degrees out (or at least feeling dang close!) it seemed like I should go ahead and give it a go last month.

corner of buffalo chicken bake with cheddar ranch potatoes showing underneath

    Sometimes it is hard to convince yourself to bake a casserole when it’s so hot out, but sometimes you just need something simple to put together and filling. This wins on both accounts.

    Seeing the ingredient list I knew it was going to be a hit with my husband.  Even Little Dude likes it if I make sure to get him a spot without too much buffalo sauce.

    That is easy to do, just don’t drizzle the extras over a section so you have a mild part and a spicier part!

dinner plate with buffalo chicken casserole, cucumber salad and corn on the cob.

     My brothers are huge fans of this casserole too.  Really, why not? It’s basically the classic cheesy potato casserole we all love, also known as funeral potatoes, with a ranch twist.

   Then load it up with buffalo chicken, more cheese, bacon and that buttery corn flake crust. Of course it’s good!

     As you can see from the pictures, I have made this with both the frozen potato cubes and shredded hash browns. Both work wonderfully.

    Of course casseroles like this don’t always look that exciting on the plate, and I normally have a couple of boys circling like hungry wolves when I am taking pictures.

buffalo chicken casserole served with kale salad.

    But trust your gut and your taste buds and know this tastes good even if it doesn’t look amazing. If you like cheesy potatoes and buffalo chicken you just have to promise me this will be on your menu ASAP!

Yield: 8 Servings

Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Ranch Cheesy Potatoes

Buffalo chicken casserole with cheesy ranch potatoes and crunchy corn flake topping.

Cheesy potatoes with a ranch twist and topped with buffalo chicken, bacon, more cheese and plenty of buttery corn flakes. What’s not to love?

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken (breasts and/or thighs)
  • 1/2-1 cup buffalo wing sauce (depending on your heat preference)
  • 1 2 pound bag frozen potato cubes or hash browns, defrosted
  • 1 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded co jack (divided)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked crisp

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into chunks and marinate in the buffalo sauce for at least 15 minutes and up to 8 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13-inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl mix the potatoes, dressing, soup and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  4. Spread potato mixture in the prepared pan. Top with marinated chicken. If desired, drizzle the buffalo sauce over the chicken and potatoes.
  5. Melt butter in a small bowl. Add the corn flake crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle buttered corn flake crumbs, remaining cheese and crumbled bacon over casserole.
  6. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for 30-35 more minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the chicken reaches 165°F.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 701Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1433mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 55g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Cheesy potatoes with a ranch twist and topped with buffalo chicken, bacon, more cheese and plenty of buttery corn flakes. What's not to love?

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Hardlyagoddess

Friday 10th of August 2018

Genius! I cannot wait to try this- my husband is going to be so happy- he loves both wings and funeral potatoes!

Carlee

Monday 13th of August 2018

Then this is going to be perfect! I hope he loves it!

Anonymous

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Carlee, this looks truly SINful!! If you're accepting new neighbors, I'm in too! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

Carlee

Monday 13th of August 2018

Yes! You should totally move to the neighborhood!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 2nd of August 2018

Oh my! Why can't we be neighbors??? I would love this dish, husband however doesn't care for "buffalo". I'll have to tuck this recipe away for a work potluck!

Carlee

Monday 6th of August 2018

We should totally be neighbors!! Let's make it happen!

Andrea Nine

Monday 30th of July 2018

Our youngest son is literally Ranch obsessed. I cannot keep it in stock, lol. This whole meal would please my family big time!! I'm printing now and making before the older two head back. Have a super start to your week! xo

Carlee

Monday 6th of August 2018

You just HAVE to give this a go then. I can't wait to hear what you think.

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