Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole

Indulge in the irresistible combination of cheese, tender chicken, and crispy bacon with our “Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole” recipe. This hearty and comforting casserole is a delightful blend of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul. With layers of cheesy goodness, juicy chicken, and smoky bacon, this dish is the ultimate comfort food for any occasion. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also a crowd-pleasing option that the whole family will love. Get ready to enjoy a comforting and cheesy casserole that’s packed with flavor and sure to become a favorite in your household!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

kcal: Approximately 450 kcal per serving

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken and crumbled bacon. Mix them together to distribute the flavors evenly.
  3. In a separate bowl, prepare the cheesy sauce by combining the shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, dried oregano, black pepper, and salt. Stir the ingredients until they form a smooth and creamy sauce.
  4. Pour half of the cheesy sauce over the shredded chicken and bacon mixture. Use a spatula to mix everything together, ensuring the chicken and bacon are evenly coated with the sauce.
  5. Transfer the chicken and bacon mixture to the greased baking dish, spreading it out in an even layer.
  6. Pour the remaining half of the cheesy sauce over the top of the casserole, spreading it out to cover the entire surface.
  7. Optional: For an extra cheesy touch, you can sprinkle some additional shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Place the Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese is melted and lightly golden brown on top.
  9. Once the casserole is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  10. Optional: Garnish the casserole with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.

Note: Feel free to customize the herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences. You can also add diced onions or bell peppers for added flavor and texture.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 serving of Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole
  • Calories: Approximately 450 kcal
  • Total Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 125mg
  • Sodium: 850mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 34g

Enjoy the comforting and cheesy goodness of our Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole, where tender chicken, crispy bacon, and creamy cheeses come together in a delightful dish. This easy-to-make casserole is perfect for any mealtime and sure to please even the pickiest eaters. With its layers of flavor and wholesome ingredients, this Cheesy Chicken Bacon Casserole is the ultimate comfort food that will keep you coming back for seconds. So, grab your baking dish and get ready to dive into a delicious and satisfying casserole that will become a family-favorite in no time!

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