A few snow days at home made me crave cold-weather comfort food! I’m kind of over chili at the moment, so I went for the next best thing: a casserole. Now I was raised on casseroles… the cheese-laden- cream of mushroom-crushed ritz cracker- kind of casseroles and I can promise you this Buffalo Chicken Bake is far from that!
Frank’s Hot Sauce brings the heat to this roasted chicken, sweet potato and bacon dish, where everything is cooked separately then mixed together and baked to perfection!
-1 plain rotisserie chicken, pulled off the bone and chopped
-3-4 cups diced sweet potatoes (I buy pre-cut, because I’m lazy when it comes to chopping)
-1/2 cup chopped green onions
-1/2 cup olive oil
-6 tablespoons Frank’s Hot Sauce
1- Cook bacon for about 12 minutes or until crispy in a 400 degree oven on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
2- Remove bacon from baking sheet and place on paper towels to absorb fat. Once cooled, crumble into bite-sized pieces.
3- Put sweet potatoes on sheet pan (right on top of the bacon grease). Gently stir to coat sweet potatoes in bacon grease. Lightly season with salt and pepper and put in the 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
4- In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, crumbled bacon, sweet potatoes, olive oil and Frank’s Hot Sauce.
5- Transfer mixture to a prepared baking dish and top with green onions.
6- Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake casserole for about 20 minutes.
Serve warm! This casserole freezes well and is great reheated — we even love it for breakfast topped with one of our sheet pan eggs👌🏻.