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dinner “irl”: buffalo chicken totchos

Yes, buffalo chicken totchos.

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Never heard of totchos? That’s ok, I’d never heard of them either, till a client asked me to create a recipe years ago. I actually had to Google it – and according to Urban Dictionary I learned that totchos are nachos made with tater tots instead of chips.

Um, needless to say I was ALL IN.

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

The version I made back then was more of a breakfast recipe, but clearly it would make for a delicious dinner, too. We are big fans of buffalo “anything” (see here and here!), so I made these!

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

OMG – SO good and SO very easy!

I used my go-to method for oven baking chicken breasts but this is a perfect recipe for using rotisserie chicken (amounts needed are in the instructions).

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

Simply cook the tater tots according to the package and top with cheese (I used two types), then add shredded chicken that’s been tossed with some sliced red onion, ranch dressing and hot sauce, and finish with even more cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

OMG – SO good!

You can dial the hot sauce up or down (some of us here are on the mild side, so I pass additional hot sauce separately), add crumbled blue cheese (we would NEVER), or switch up the mozzarella/cheddar for your favorites.

As the cooking times for the chicken and then the totchos were completely hands-off this was one of the easier dinners I’ve made in a long time. And I can’t wait to make it again!

Have you ever had totchos? What’s your favorite way to make ’em?

Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

Buffalo Chicken Totchos

32-ounce bag frozen tater tots
1 1/2 – 2 pounds cooked, shredded boneless chicken breasts (2 – 3 cups)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup shredded cheddar

chopped parsley

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bake the tater tots on the prepared baking sheet for 30 minutes. While they’re baking combine the chicken, onion, dressing and hot sauce in a large bowl. Combine the cheeses in a separate bowl.

Remove the tater tots from the oven and top with 1/2 the cheese, followed by the chicken mixture, followed by the remaining cheese. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes till cheese is melted, then turn the oven up to broil and bake till golden brown and bubbly (watch carefully). Top with chopped parsley and serve immediately, passing additional ranch dressing and hot sauce separately.

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https://sherisilver.com/2019/10/31/dinner-irl-buffalo-chicken-totchos/

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Buffalo Chicken Totchos l sherisilver.com

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