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Chicken Tot Pies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I tried to really push boundaries with this recipe, and breaking tots up into a pot pie crust was definitely one of my favorite unusual uses."
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1 h 20 m servings 564
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a large bowl.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add 1 tablespoon oil, celery, carrot, and onion to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  4. Return chicken to skillet along with stock, butter, whipping cream, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then stir in potato flakes. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in parsley.
  5. Put tots in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring once per minute, until defrosted and broken up, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup oil until incorporated.
  6. Set six 14- to 16-oz individual baking dishes on a large baking sheet. Divide chicken mixture among dishes. Top each with tots mixture, pressing down gently to flatten into a crust.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly at the edges, about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat broiler to high and broil until crusts are browned and extra crisp, about 1 minute. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Let cool slightly before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Instead of using individual baking dishes, you could use one 3-quart baking dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 564 calories; 33.4 44 28.7 82 1317 Full nutrition

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This was great! I made this in a 3 quart baking dish. I also used the entire 2 lb bag of tater tots and left out the 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Huge hit with the family. I only slightly modified the ingredients... a little shake here and there, and served it up in a giant cast iron pan. It was consumed before I could get the camera out....

Family loved it! Tater tots on top were a hit with the kids.

The only alteration I made from the original recipe was that I used the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy tater tots, it was fantastic!