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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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I’ve been adopting a low carb diet as of late and this Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole really hit the spot! If you aren’t low carb, this casserole pairs really well with white rice. Let me show you how to make it.

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Ingredients needed:

  • Chicken Thighs
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • Ranch Dressing
  • White Rice (optional)

Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

I start with the bacon because it takes the longest. Drain cooked bacon on paper towels and set aside.

Crispy Bacon on a white plate

Drain any bacon grease and wipe out the pan. Add the cut up chicken thighs and add the powdered Ranch Seasoning. Mine comes in a packet in the salad dressing aisle but I’ll include a link below if you can’t find it.

Next, you’ll want to cook just until the chicken is done. Remember, it will continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes in the oven.

Browning chicken with ranch seasoning

While the chicken is cooking, I par-cooked some frozen broccoli. I use a glass Pyrex bowl with a lid. Add the broccoli and just a small splash of water. Do not fully cook as again, this will continue cooking in the oven.

Steamed Broccoli in a glass bowl

Now let’s assemble the casserole!

In an oven-safe casserole dish, layer the broccoli followed by the browned chicken pieces.

Layering broccoli and chicken in a white casserole dish

Add 1/2 of each of the cheeses and give it a little stir.

Layering cheeses over the chicken and broccoli

Top with the remaining cheeses and a drizzle of the Ranch Dressing.

Drizzling Ranch dressing over casserole

Chop up three slices of bacon and sprinkle evenly over the top.

Adding crumbled bacon to the casserole

Bake at 375 degrees or until the cheese is melted throughout.

Baked Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Look at all of that cheesy goodness!

Serve as is or with a side of your choosing. My family prefers white rice with this dish.

Bite shot Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole


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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 486kcal
Author: aimeestock

Equipment

  • Microwave Safe Dish
  • Non-Stick Skillet
  • 8" Baking Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 strips Bacon chopped
  • 2 c Broccoli
  • 1 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 c Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1/2 c Shredded Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  • In a large non-stick skillet, separate and cook bacon slices over medium high heat until browned and crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess grease.
    Crispy Bacon on a white plate
  • Using the same skillet, wipe out any excess bacon grease and add the chicken along with the Ranch seasoning. Cook until browned.
    Browning chicken with ranch seasoning
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add frozen broccoli and cook on high heat until just barely fork tender. Do not overcook.
    Steamed Broccoli in a glass bowl
  • In a casserole dish, add the broccoli and chicken.
    Layering broccoli and chicken in a white casserole dish
  • Top with a bit of each of the cheeses and some of the Ranch dressing, gently stirring to combine.
    Layering cheeses over the chicken and broccoli
  • Add the remaining cheeses and Ranch dressing on top.
    Drizzling Ranch dressing over casserole
  • Top with the crumbled crispy bacon bits.
    Adding crumbled bacon to the casserole
  • Bake at 375 degrees or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is fully heated through.
    Baked Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
  • Add another drizzle of Ranch dressing, if desired and enjoy!
    Bite shot Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Notes

If you are not worried about carbs, this pairs really well with white rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal

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