Being a Housewife

So, I headed to Trav’s place Wednesday night in order to get some things in order.  While he was at school, I got to recipe searching and found this:

Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole

  • 24 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 30 oz. potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes  (I leave the skin on)
  • 2 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 TBS. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 TBS. paprika
  • 2 TBS. garlic powder
  • 6 TBS. hot sauce

Topping:

  • 8 oz. Weight Watchers Reduced-fat shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • 6 oz. turkey bacon, diced and pan fried until crispy
  • 1 c diced green onion

Preheat oven to 500F.  In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder & hot sauce.  Add the cubed potatoes and stir to coat.  Carefully scoop the potatoes into a cooking spray coated 9 x 13 inch baking dish, leaving behind as much of the olive oil/hot sauce mix as possible.  Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy & browned on the outside.  While the potatoes are cooking, add the cubed chicken to the bowl with the leftover olive oil/hot sauce mix and stir to coat.  Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400F.  Top the cooked potatoes with the raw marinated chicken.  In a bowl mix together the cheese, cooked turkey bacon & green onion and top the raw chicken with the cheese mix.  Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the topping is bubbly delicious.  Serve with extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing.

Enjoy!

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Paired it with a caesar salad and it was terrific!  I didn’t add the onion considering neither of us are onion fans but it was still perfect!

We also decorated with the few decorations we have.  Geno seems to like the tree!

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Today is going to involve a workout and just chilling.  Tonight we have a date planned…yay! Smile Happy extended weekend to me!

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16 Comments

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16 responses to “Being a Housewife

  1. mmm that dinner looks really good! Eric would love it! Have a great date night! (:

  2. Wow! Looks amazing! Enjoy your date night and weekend! I have a first date tomorrow ad I’m nervous slash excited!

  3. Awww, I love your dinner! So cute. And so is Geno 🙂

  4. Angela @ Health's Angel

    Sounds like you’ve got a great weekend ahead! 🙂 Enjoy!

  5. The potatoes look delicious! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Holy delicious!!! I will need to do this with sweet potatoes and probably cave and add cheese at the end, love the idea!

  7. Yummy!! Looks great girl. And so does your christmas decor! I love this time of eyar 🙂

  8. Awe that looks like a lot of fun and teach me the ways of the housewifeness. I need to work on that LOL. Also glad to see you are alive…I was worried due to your lack of posting yesterday you might have died but I see you made it through.

  9. Have fun on your date tonight!

  10. This looks delicious! Enjoy your date, friend! 🙂

  11. Looks really yummy- thanks for sharing. I hope that you two have a wonderful date night! 🙂

  12. Everything about this post is wonderful! I hope you & Travis had a wonderful day night together xoxo

  13. Pingback: Ranch Potatoes | Aprons and Cammies

  14. Thank you for finding, making and loving my casserole recipe. Thank you too for the link back, it’s much appreciated.

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