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Baked Game Day Hatch Chile and Bacon Hot Dish

Baked Game Day Hatch Chile and Bacon Hot Dish

By Traeger Kitchen

Get a load of this dish. This creamy casserole is as comforting as it is delicious, layered with bacon, chicken, tater tots with a hatch chile kick for a punch flavor in every bite.

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
2 Can (15 oz) cream of chicken soup
2 Cup whole milk
2 Medium onions, grilled and chopped
1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
1/2 Cup chopped Hatch chiles
1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme
To Taste salt and pepper
1 Cup chopped smoked bacon
1 Pound frozen tater tots


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 400°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

  • 2

    In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in the flour.

    • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter

    • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour

  • 3

    In a separate bowl, dilute the chicken soup in the milk then pour into the skillet. Whisk the mixture constantly until it begins to thicken.

    • 2 Can (15 oz) cream of chicken soup

    • 2 Cup whole milk

  • 4

    Add the onions, chicken, chiles, thyme, salt and pepper. Let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked.

    • 2 Medium onions, grilled and chopped

    • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped

    • 1/2 Cup chopped Hatch chiles

    • 1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme

    • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 5

    Fold in the smoked bacon and taste to adjust seasoning.

    • 1 Cup chopped smoked bacon

  • 6

    Transfer mixture to a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. Cover the mixture with tater tots.

    • 1 Pound frozen tater tots

  • 7

    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until tots are golden brown. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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