Baked Game Day Hatch Chile and Bacon Hot Dish

Traeger Kitchen


Baked Game Day Hatch Chile and Bacon Hot Dish

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 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

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 Cup chopped smoked bacon

  • 1 Pound frozen tater tots

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 400°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 2

    In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in the flour.
    Ingredients
    • 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.
    Ingredients
    • 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.
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    Ingredients
    • 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.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup chopped smoked bacon

  • 6

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

  • 7

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