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Bacon Chicken Ranch Casserole

Bacon and chicken with ranch are a classic combination, and when it is baked into a casserole with cheese, the dish is heavenly.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Chicken Breasts Skinless and boneless
  • 6 to 8 Bacon Slices
  • 1 packet Spaghetti boiled until Al Dante
  • 1 Garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tsp Dried Italian Herbs seasoning
  • One Packet or 3 tbsp Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 ¼ cup Cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup Low-sodium Chicken broth lukewarm
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • 1 ½ cup Sharp cheddar grated
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese cubed
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • A handful of parsley or chives for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Take the chicken breasts and cut them horizontally into butterfly-style. Season it with dried Italian herbs, salt, and pepper
  • In a medium pan, cook the bacon slices until crispy. Take out the bacon and reserve the bacon fat.
  • In the same pan, pour half of the reserved bacon fat. Heat a medium to low heat.
  • Add garlic to the oil and sauté it for a minute for until fragrant.
  • Now add seasoned chicken to the pan and cook it for 5 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked.
  • Take the chicken out and let it rest on the plate for 10 minutes.
  • After resting, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Similarly, cut the bacon slices as you like.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 340-degrees F.
  • Now prepare a casserole dish by greasing some of the reserved bacon fat.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, combine ranch seasoning, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, 1 cup of sharp cheddar, Velveeta cheese, and pasta. Gently mix them through.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the casserole dish.
  • Top the dish with chicken, bacon, Monterey Jack, and the remaining ½ cup of sharp cheddar.
  • Bake the casserole for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbling, and crusty.
  • Top the baked casserole with fresh parsley and chives and serve hot to enjoy.
  • Serving Tips and Ideas
  • Even though the casserole is so delicious on its own, but you can make it extra fancy and memorable with the following serving and pairing ideas:
  • Garlic bread
  • Breadsticks
  • Fresh crunchy salad
  • If you are throwing a party for friends, then the wine is a must-have with it.
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