Who doesn’t want an easy, delicious meal the whole family will love? Try our crowd-pleasing Chicken Tater Tot Casserole tonight.

Scooping a portion of Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from a baking dish

Chicken tater tot casserole and our Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole are two great ways to start the day. They work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and meet the definition of quick, easy, and delicious.

This creamy chicken tater tot casserole with sour cream overflows with flavor and a delectable texture. Great to serve at parties, potlucks, or any meal when I’m looking for something hearty, gooey and easy-to-make.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on a plate

How to Make Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken tater tot casserole is easy to prepare. Spray cooking spray on a 9 x 13 pan . Blend soup, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, milk, lemon juice, bacon, ranch dressing mix, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl, then stir in the chicken. Transfer the chicken/ mix to the baking dish and place the tater tots/ cheese. Bake, then after it’s cooled sprinkle fresh parsley and serve up your creamy chicken tater tot casserole Facebook ready meal.

Variations on Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

There are some amazing ways you can tweak this chicken tater tot casserole Food Network style for a delicious meal.

BBQ Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Offer BBQ sauce on the side for dipping, or layer it on over the casserole before or after you bake. I personally like to add a bit to the creamy sauce, as well as drizzling some across the whole top immediately after the casserole comes out of the oven.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole Without Soup

Another variation is axing the cream soups and replacing them with sour cream, cream cheese, and a little milk. You’ll need a ratio that equals the same basic creamy to liquid content of the soup, which is where the milk comes in. Use the milk to thin the cream cheese and sour cream to create the perfect texture.

This is a great alternative for anyone who would like a gluten free breakfast casserole.

Mexican Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Another popular variation is turning this casserole into a Mexican chicken tater tot casserole. Simply change up the spices and cheeses a bit.

Chicken tater tot casserole with sour cream makes for a creamy, rich meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy. So I like to accompany it with well-balanced options loaded with veggies.

Some of the best beverages to serve with creamy chicken tater tot casserole Best Bites include Southern-style sweet iced tea or lemonade. Traditionally, Southern sweet tea uses a black tea blend or offer a blend of teas for an intriguing taste that melds with the sugar for a delightfully sweet, cooling drink.

Basically, anything that tastes great with a hearty, creamy dish will taste great with chicken tater tot casserole.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole in a baking dish

More Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes:

If you need more yummy chicken casserole recipes, I’ve created a list of my favorites that you might like.

Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Looking for a Tex-Mex meal? The chicken tortilla casserole is a delicious mix of rotisserie chicken, cream soups, chickens, tortilla strips, and zesty spices for a delightful dish your whole family will love.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Combining the creaminess of Cream of chicken soup, the gooeyness of cheese, and the glorious slurp of a good spaghetti noodle, the Chicken Noodle Casserole is sure to please the whole family. It’s also great for potlucks and parties.

Creamy Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for the ultimate creaminess in casseroles, check out the Creamy Chicken Casserole. Your whole family is going to go crazy over it.

Easy Chicken Casserole

The name of this recipe says it all: Easy Chicken Casserole really is easy. And delicious. So it’s a crowd pleaser all around — you love it because it’s easier, they love it because it’s completely yummy. Win-win.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Chicken broccoli casserole is often a guest at our table. Broccoli, and chicken combined with cheese are a natural fit. In this Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, you get it all and more. So good, you’re gonna want seconds!

Chicken Stuffing Casserole

Who doesn’t love chicken with stuffing? How much better is a chicken stuffing casserole you can dish up any time? Follow the simple instructions for something totally delicious and homey.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on a plate

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

A good scoop of cheesy goodness is hard to resist. Try the Cheesy Chicken Casserole this week for a quick, easy dinner everyone’s going to go gaga for.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole gives you all you want in a hearty meal. Spice, creaminess, chicken, deliciousness. The whole family is going to love this one.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Bringing together the goodness of Swiss cheese, ham, and egg noodles, this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is amazingly delicious and super easy to make. Your family is sure to love it.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Another one of the best combinations of flavor is chicken and bacon together. Toss in ranch dressing, and you’ve got the perfect meal. The Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is a tasty, easy-to-make meal that everyone is going to love.

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

I hope this Chicken Tater Tot Casserole Recipe frequently visits your table as it does at ours. This casserole provides for you to let your creativity flow so have at it, and enjoy!

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole on a plate

Recipe Notes For Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken: In chicken tater tot casserole, ingredients sort of blend together, mixing and smooshing into a delicious heap of creamy, cheesy goodness. Any cooked chicken you happen to have on hand is perfect for this dish as it’ll meld with all those other ingredients. (Yes, you can use leftovers!)

Rotisserie chicken works well with this recipe, and I love the simplicity.When I’m out shopping, I try to always pick up an extra rotisserie chicken. Even if I freeze it, they never go to waste.

Big family barbeque leftovers? Grilled chicken is a winner in this recipe.

If you’re really ambitious and want to start with uncooked chicken, it’s still easy to put together. It doesn’t matter if you poach the chicken, chop it, or shred it. Whatever works for you.

Adding Vegetables: I haven’t added any vegetables to this recipe but, adding cooked or thawed frozen veggies make a great addition to this casserole!!! If you choose to add the extra vegetables, just make sure you thaw them and drain them with extra care. You don’t want any extra water in this dish—it dilutes the cheese and sauce, thinning away that wonderful creaminess that makes this recipe so good.

Adding vegetables has the extra benefit of eliminating the need for a side dish. That’s why I often add them when I’m running short on time. Broccoli especially helps to fill the recipe out in nutrition and substance, making sure no one goes away hungry.

Cooking: With this recipe for chicken tater tot casserole, ovens need to be watched carefully. There are some pretty specific baking instructions in the recipe, and while you won’t ruin the dish by leaving the cover on the whole time (as an example), it certainly won’t have the texture that you’re looking for. Because casseroles are so thick and often have many layers, you want to follow the baking instructions on your recipe as best you can.

Scooping a portion of Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from a baking dish
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Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Who doesn't want an easy, delicious meal the whole family will love? Try our crowd-pleasing Chicken Tater Tot Casserole tonight.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 786 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 6-8 Slices Bacon Cooked and Chopped
  • 1 1 Ounce Package Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3 Cups Chicken Cooked and Cut into Large Cubes
  • 1 32 Ounce Package Frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, milk, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, bacon, ranch dressing mix, and black pepper until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chicken. Transfer into the prepared baking dish. Top with Tater Tots then cheese.

  3. Cover the casserole and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes or until heated through and golden.
  4. Top with parsley and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the recipe)
Calories 786 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 2594mg 108%
Potassium 710mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 16.9%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 28.1%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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