3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8-10 medium potatoes, such as red skin, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1-3 tablespoons Sriracha
For the topping
2 cups Mexican cheese blend, shredded
6-8 ounces bacon, cut into pieces and cooked until crisp
1 cup green onion, diced
1. Heat oven to 500*F. Spray 9 by 12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl mix together olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Scoop potatoes out of hot sauce mixture, leave as much of the sauce in the bowl as possible, and transfer to baking dish.
3. Bake potatoes 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and crispy brown on the outside.
4. Meanwhile, add chicken to bowl with hot sauce mixture and stir to coat.
5. Mix cheese, bacon, and green onion together in medium bowl.
6. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and reduce heat to 400*F. Top potatoes with chicken. Then top chicken with cheese mixture. Return baking dish to oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and topping is melted and bubbling. Serve with extra hot sauce or ranch dressing.
This recipe is from Cook Lisa Cook. I actually didn’t eat any of it since it’s something I made for the guys before I went to trivia one night. When I got home, Lance informed me that he wouldn’t be eating any for leftovers and that I should avoid it as well. Art, on the other hand, ate it all in two days. He loved it.
What happened? Hot sauce. The original recipe called for 6 tablespoons of “hot sauce.” I use Sriracha as my hot sauce of choice but, even then, 6 tablespoons seemed like a lot so I reduced it to 3. Apparently even 3 was way too spicy for the milder palates of the household. I would really like to make this again in a way that’s palatable to Lance and myself, so I’ll be going with a mere single tablespoon of Sriracha next time and seeing how that works.