Roasted chicken and smashed potato casserole

ELMIRA, N.Y. -  

Roasted Chicken and Smashed Potato Casserole

1 4-5 lb. roasted or rotisserie chicken, de-boned , skin removed
1 lb. small red potatoes or larger, quartered
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
chicken drippings less grease
2 cups whole milk
1 1 oz. package Ranch dressing seasoning mix
2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
1 cup crumbled bacon
sliced green onion or chives, garnish
1/2 cup sour cream, garnish

Basic Preparation

Season both the inside and outside of a 4-5 pound whole chicken with your favorite seasonings.
Roast for 2 hours at 350 degrees. Allow to cool and then remove the skin,de-bone, and shred
meat.
While the chicken is cooling, boil off the red potatoes until just fork tender, about 12-15
minutes. Place the cooked potatoes into a large zip lock bag and smash with a large kitchen
spoon.
Next, add the butter, drippings, and flour to a sauce pan. Stir to combine and continue to stir
until a smooth rue forms. Now, add the milk and Ranch seasoning and stir until the mixture
thickens. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Add the smashed potatoes, chicken, crumbled bacon, and half of the cheddar cheese to a large
bowl and mix to combine evenly. Now, pour the sauce into the bowl and mix to evenly coat all
of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into a greased casserole dish and top with the remaining
cheddar cheese. Bake at 375 degrees until the casserole is heated thru (30 minutes) and the
cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and immediately top with chopped chives/green
onions and sour cream. Serve immediately and enjoy this new comfort food offering.

Yield: 6 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, shorter if rotisserie chicken is used.


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