Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes
This one-pot dish is loaded with cheesy potatoes and juicy chicken thighs topped with a buttery, crispy crust. Ready in under 30 minutes, Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes will soon be a regular in your weeknight dinner rotation.
I remember….a long, long time ago….when I was a wee one….I used to tote a giant accordion file to school with me filled with box tops. I didn’t know what they were for or why my mom went through all the trouble to cut the little squares off the boxes but I obliged and hauled the whole lot to school. We had a big bin in the cafeteria where you would deposit your goods (the box tops) and then the school did whatever they did with them. Flash forward a few decades…and now I’m the mom cutting the little squares off the boxes and sending them to school with my kids. The difference being…I know what they’re for now.
Now, my school program from 1802 (I kid, I’m only 22….again) and the current program are not the same program. And since I wasn’t really well versed in what was going on in my own backpack I can’t even tell you anything about it. But the General Mills Box Tops program is absolutely amazing and can help fill the hole in school funding that’s so prevalent these days.
Our own school district faces budget cuts regularly with many beloved programs being stripped from the educational agendas. It’s very disheartening but the Box Tops program is one way we can help our schools without putting a dent in our wallets.
What is the General Mills Box Tops program all about?
- Box Tops are worth $0.10 for your child’s school
- Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
- Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate
- Schools can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need.
- Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.
And since we all have to eat anyway, we may as well help fatten the budgets in our schools a bit. I’m a big fan of scalloped potatoes and, coincidentally, the Betty Crocker Loaded Casserole Potatoes were a BONUS box top purchase so I received 5 box tops instead of one and made a spectacular one-pot dinner out of them. The perfect way to start off the school year because things get busy….who wants to do dishes.
Juicy, tender boneless-skinless chicken thighs are nestled in creamy, cheesy scalloped potatoes and topped with a buttery panko crust. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes are simple to prepare with the help of Betty Crocker Loaded Casserole potatoes.
You can, literally, have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Warm and comforting, casserole style….this is what weeknight dinners are all about. And if you’re looking for some more one pot meals so you can spend more time working on homework and less time in the kitchen, I suggest trying out THIS fabulous Hamburger Helper Copy Cat and THIS taco inspired skillet dinner!
Want something a little more cheesy….try these easy Potatoes au Gratin!
Get the Recipe: Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with Scalloped Potatoes
- 1 package Betty Crocker Loaded Casserole Potatoes
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 2 tablespoons butter, 3/4 cup milk and sauce mix until smooth. Stir in the potatoes and pour the mixture into a medium baking dish.
- In a small dish, stir together the panko, butter and onion powder. Set aside.
- Arrange the chicken thighs on top of the potato mixture. Sprinkle the panko mixure over the chicken. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve immediately.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.