Tater Tot Topped Chicken Pot Pie
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Tater Tot Topped Chicken Pot Pie is a fun and delicious twist on classic Chicken Pot Pie. From scratch gravy mixed with shredded chicken breast, mixed vegetables, and finished off with cheese and crispy tater tots. Bonus points for being very family friendly!
Let me just put in on record here that I love tater tots. A whole heck of’a lot! I believe they’re God’s gift to the frozen food aisle. I choose to make’m work with my healthier lifestyle because life without tater tots isn’t something that I wanna be a part of.
Over the past couple weeks Fall went ahead and hit us hard here in the Midwest. Fall weather means that I’m back in the kitchen constantly cooking up old favorites and creating new favorites too! I was thinking of my fav foods from my childhood. I immediately thought about my mom’s tater tot hot dishes. My mama happens to be a born n’ bred Minnesotan so the term hot dish was always used in my house. It wasn’t until I started this here blog that I realized that the term “hot dish” was actually Minnesota thing. Anyway, I’m babbling about nothing of too much importance I just love tater tot hot dish. Tastes like my childhood and I thought I’d create something that reminds me of this with a skinnyish twist!
Tater Tot Topped Chicken Pot Pie is officially our favorite “hot dish” right now and I’m preeeeeetty positive y’all are going to love it too! I actually have to fight off Eric for leftovers of this one!
Tater Tot Topped Chicken Pot Pie (try saying that one three times super fast.. ha!) is made with an easy peasy homemade gravy and filled with vegetables and shredded chicken.
Let’s get into the kitchen!
First, In a large pot or dutch oven melt 2 tbsp light butter over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until soft and stir from time to time.
When the celery and onions are softened add in garlic and cook until fragrant (aaaabout 30 seconds).
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour over the vegetables and stir well until combined. Cook for about a minute.
Pour in one and a half cups of chicken broth and whisk consantly until a gravy starts to form.
Now, add in two cups of unsweetened plain almond milk and continue to whisk until bubbly. At this point, it should be a thick gravy.
Pssst.. you can totally use regular milk with no problem, but just remember that’ll change up the points/calories if you care about that kind’a thing.
Reduce your heat to low and add everything into this chicken pot pie party. Two cups cooked chicken, two cups of frozen mixed vegetables, and 1 tsp thyme and 1-1/2 tsp of your favorite all purpose seasoned salt (my favorite is Lawry’s. Forever and ever, amen).
For the chicken part you can use leftover grilled chicken chopped finely, rotisserie chicken breast, chopped Easy Baked Chicken, or my newest favorite Instant Pot Shredded Chicken (pictured above)!
Now, stir together and let it cook for a minute or two. Be sure to Salt & Pepper to your own taste! I definitely add a bit.
Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with some cooking spray and pile the chicken pot pie filling in!
Finally! It’s time for my favorite part. TATER TOTS! Line up 60 tots and throw a little reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar under there for good measure. Remember.. skinny-ish. Ha!
Pop in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 35 minutes until the tater tots are crispy on top and then chicken pot pie part is bubbling.
Drool some more. Just grab a spoon and dig in!
This dish just screams comfort to me. I hope y’all enjoy it so much! Let me know how it goes on Instagram, Facebook, or leave me comment below!
With love from my kitchen to yours,
Tater Tot Topped Chicken Pot Pie
- 1 cup diced celery (about 4 ribs of celery)
- 1 large yellow or white onion
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsp light butter i use land o' lakes brand
- 1/4 cup white all purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth low sodium if available
- 2 cups unsweetened & plain almond milk
- 2 cups shredded/diced cooked chicken breast
- 2 cups frozen mixed veggies lightly thawed
- 1 tsp thyme, dried
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1-1/2 tsp all purpose seasoned salt i prefer lawry's, but use your favorite!
- 2/3 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar
- 60 frozen tater tots
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Melt butter in a large pot or dutch oven. Add onions and celery and cook over medium-high heat until tender. When they are cooked stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Sprinkle flour over onions, celery, and garlic. Stir very well and cook for one minute.
- Add chicken broth while whisking constantly until the broth thickens like gravy. Then pour in almond milk and continue to whisk until combined and the gravy starts to bubble. It should be thick and remind you of gravy.
- Reduced heat to low and add cooked chicken, mixed vegetables, thyme, seasoned salt, and pepper. Simmer for just a few minutes all together.
- Pour Chicken Pot Pie mixture into a 9×13 casserole dish that's been sprayed wth cooking spray. Top with shredded cheese and tater tots and bake for about 35 minutes or until tater tots are golden cripy perfection.
Comfort food at its finest. My entire family loved it. The flavors were perfect, and the crunchy tater tot topping just took it over the top. It’s also very filing with all the veggies.
This is such a yummy meal! The best part is that it’s soo easy to make!! Whole family loved it, even my dad who is such a picky eater.
So happy everyone enjoyed!
Delicious, I used 2% Lactose free milk and Brummel and Brown yogurt butter instead of real butter and it still was wonderful. Especially loved the tater tots, my husband did too. I understand it may be a few more points with the milk but it totally worth it.
This is wonderful. I used 2% lactose free milk not the almond milk and Brummel & Brown yogurt butter instead of real butter. It may a a few more points but it is delicious and a keeper recipe. The gravy was easy and taste good too.
Amazing!! My husband who usually turns his nose up at any type of “casserole” was licking his plate!
That’s what I like to hear! haha!
A fan favorite of my 2.5 year old, husband and myself. I wanted to eat the whole thing myself! IG: @stevo_adkins
I recently made this dish and it is not only delicious but kid friendly! They thought it was so cool that I made something with tator tots on top. I didn’t have to make the kids a different meal with this dish!
This dish is my absolute favorite! I’ve even made it with leftover turkey after the holidays! My husband loves it and it’s hearty enough for my meat and potatoes husband. I’ve made it gluten free as well and always use any veggies I have on hand. So so good! @gigi_debo (IG)