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chicken bacon ranch bread pudding

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Robin Lieneke
Chamois, MO

This recipe is not only delicious but it also is a great way to use both leftover chicken and leftover bread. It's a great Twist on chicken and dressing all in one comforting casserole.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken bacon ranch bread pudding

  • 4
    chicken thighs, boneless skinless, diced in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 c
    green pepper, diced
  • 2 stalk
    celery, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1 pkg
    ranch dressing mix
  • 1 pkg
    hamburger buns, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese, shredded

How To Make chicken bacon ranch bread pudding

  • 1
    Put the bread cubes on a sheet pan in a single layer. Spray with butter flavored no stick spray and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. of poultry seasoning and 1 tbsp. of ranch dressing mix. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes until slightly crispy. Let cool slightly and then put in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2
    Saute bacon until crispy and remove from skillet. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Remove all but 2 tbsps. of bacon grease from pan and add one tbsp. of olive oil. Add onions celery and green peppers and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. of poultry seasoning and 1 tsp. of ranch dressing mix. Saute until onions are translucent.
  • mixed together and ready for milk/egg mixture.
    Pour the onion mixture over the cubes of bread including all pan drippings. In the same skillet add one tbsp. olive oil and 2 tbsps. butter. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning and 1 tbsp. ranch dressing mix. Saute until chicken is no longer pink throughout. Pour chicken and pan drippings over the bread mixture. Add reserved bacon pieces and 1/2 cup of Parmesan and all of the cheddar cheese. Toss together lightly until combined.
  • 4
    In a medium bowl mix milk, heavy cream, eggs, mustard, 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning and remaining ranch dressing. Mix until thoroughly Incorporated. Pour this mixture over the bread and chicken mixture and stir together. Let sit for 10 minutes
  • 5
    Pour the chicken and bread mixture into a 8 by 11 pan which has been sprayed with no stick spray. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.