Main Dish Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Chicken

Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I’ve got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Chicken Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I've got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

This casserole has all the important food groups covered like potatoes, chicken, and cheese. You could choose a vegetable, like peas or broccoli, to add to this recipe to make it a one-dish meal. I wanted to have a fighting chance at getting my kids to eat it (they are already very leery of casseroles), so I just served steamed green beans with butter and lemon pepper on the side. If your family is less picky than mine, you could try adding pas, broccoli, brussels sprouts, or another veggie you like. Let me know how that goes if you do it!

Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I've got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

This casserole is amazing for making ahead and baking or reheating later. The leftovers heat up perfectly in the microwave too. You do need to plan ahead for this one since it needs to bake for over an hour, but that time is all hands off. It only takes 15-20 minutes to get it ready for the oven, and then it’s hands off cooking. (That’s my favorite kind of cooking!)

Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I've got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

Before you ask, I would say that yes, you can use frozen potatoes in this recipe. I would opt for cubed potatoes O’brien (who is O’brien anyway??) or shredded hashbrown potatoes. Just sub them in for the sliced fresh potatoes in the recipe, and that should work fine. Leave me a comment to let me know how you end up making yours and how you liked it!

Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I've got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

Why I love this Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

I, like I am sure many of you, love scalloped potatoes. The challenge is that I usually want to eat it as the entree not as the side dish. I love this recipe because I can eat scalloped potatoes as the entree with this recipe thanks to the addition of chicken! It makes th dish more filling and feels like it belongs at the center of the plate.

Here are some other great reasons to make this chicken and scalloped potatoes recipe:

  • You only need to use a casserole dish and do not need to cook any ingredients in advance.
  • Other than slicing potatoes and dicing chicken, there is no prep to make this recipe.
  • Cheesy potato dishes are always a hit and this recipe is Gluten Free!

Substitutions for this Cheesy Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

  • Believe it or not, you can substitute canned chicken breast meat for the chicken breasts to make for an easier and more economical meal. Here is another great recipe using canned chicken (Canned Chicken Enchilada Skillet)
  • You can easily substitute cheddar cheese for the shredded cheese of your choice. Gouda is great, so is pepper jack for a little kick.
  • Sour cream can be substituted with plain greek yogurt.
  • Make it a full one-dish meal by adding one cup of peas, carrots, or broccoli.
  • You can also substitute sweet potatoes for russet potatoes, but I think the best combination is one sweet potato and one russet potato, as the russet gives a nice starchiness that you miss if you use only sweet potatoes.
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Are you in the mood for something carb loaded, cheesy, and delicious? I've got just the thing! Feast your eyes on this Scalloped Potatoes recipe. Then, go make it for dinner!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Chicken

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Tender potatoes and chicken smothered in a creamy cheese sauce make for a delicious and satisfying dinner!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (OK to substitute 2% milk cheese)
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced thin
  • 1 cup sour cream (reduced fat OK)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large baking potatoes peeled and sliced into thin circles
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9″ square or 8 x 11″ baking dish very well with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Arrange half the potato slices over the bottom of the baking dish and half the diced chicken over the potatoes. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper if desired. (I like a lot of salt on my potatoes.) Spread half the cheese mixture over the chicken and potatoes. Repeat these layers with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray, and cover the baking dish with the sprayed side down toward the food. Bake covered for 60 minutes.
  5. Remove foil, and increase heat to 400 degrees F. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until top is bubbly and starting to brown. Serve garnished with additional sliced green onions if desired.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 75
  • Category: Main Dish

I just know you will love these cheesy baked casseroles too!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

21 comments

Nisbet
7 years ago

Take this recipe and throw it in the garbage

Jellgal
7 years ago

I saw this recipe – maybe 2 months ago and I have made this dish FOUR (possibly 5) times already! I always omit the onions and chicken. And I plan on starting another dish as soon as I’m done writing this. However, I want it a little more creamy, saucy so would you recommend adding more sour cream, milk or both? In what ratio? Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! If I could I would eat these potatoes every other day…

Kelly
8 years ago

This is the ultimate comforting dish! You can never go wrong with cheesy carbs and I love that it’s hands-off cooking too! So delicious!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Kelly! We enjoyed this one for sure :)

Teri Giese
8 years ago

Hope you won’t be offended,but I must change something in your recipe. Will HAVE to at LEAST double it!! My bad, you thought this was to be a snarky mean comment! Never! Yummy! Am a carbola big time, and scalloped tator leftovers are da best! Thanks HUN! Good for you in cutting back, girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!hugs!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Haha, that’s the kind of change I like to hear about :) Thank you, Teri!!

Lola Lavy
6 years ago

Andi, I upped the recipe to feed 15 people, and the ingredients were adjusted in your recipe to do the same (thank you!) but the pan size and cooking times never changed in the recipe. I can “guesstimate” the pan size but do the cooking directions stay the same (temp, etc.)?

Jenny | Honey and Birch
8 years ago

My husband just peeked at the computer and requested this recipe be made today!! I can’t wait – it looks fabulous!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I hope you liked it if you really did make it, Jenny. Thank you!

Megan Keno
8 years ago

These look amazing, can’t go wrong with cheesy potatoes!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Megan! I agree!

Julia
8 years ago

I loved scalloped potatoes as a child! I never thought to add chicken but I love the idea!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Julia!

Kristyn
8 years ago

This looks awesome! I love hands-off cooking too!! :)

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Kristyn!

Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
8 years ago

Yes! We will eat anything that has potatoes and cheese in it and this one just made our dinner menu next week!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh I hope you like it, Bintu! Thank you!

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
8 years ago

Wait a second. Does this mean that regular scalloped potatoes aren’t a main dish? ;) ha ha ha – I love me some potatoes, and these look right up my alley. I have a feeling I’d have to make two pans (not a bad thing) to feed my spud-lovin’ family as a main dish. Totally worth it.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

True! Maybe the chicken isn’t required to call it dinner. Thank you, Heather!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking
8 years ago

Nooo! Adding vegetables would have been the wrong choice. You did the right thing here. :D And I’m always down for cheesy carbs. It’s my favorite thing ever. If I had a choice of my favorite sweets or pretty much any kind of cheesy carbs, it’d be cheesy carbs (like this dish!) hands down.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I’m the same! I do like dessert, but I would take savory over sweet almost every time! Thanks, Erin :)

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