chicken bacon ranch casserole

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a recipe by
joelle rianne

I made this once on a whim, and have since perfected the recipe. Its always a HIT!

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Ingredients For chicken bacon ranch casserole

  • 4
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 pkg
    hidden valley ranch seasoning
  • 1 lg
    container sour cream (non-reduced fat)
  • 2 lb
    pasta of choice (shells, rigatoni, radiatore etc)
  • 1 lb
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 lb
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pkg
    bacon
  • 1 pkg
    real bacon pieces (optional i use these because i'm too lazy to chop the bacon, these are for on top of your casserole)
  • 1/2
    onion-slivered
  • parsley
  • splash of milk

How To Make chicken bacon ranch casserole

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  • 2
    Cut Chicken breast into bite size cubes
  • 3
    Cut bacon into approximately 1 inch strips
  • 4
    Place your cubed chicken in a large skillet, cook on medium heat. When Chicken is about halfway done add your bacon to the chicken and cook until bacon has a semi-crisp but still soft consistency and your chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  • 5
    Boil pasta while your bacon and chicken are cooking
  • 6
    When meat is finished, drain all excess grease.
  • 7
    Drain pasta
  • 8
    Combine Sour cream and ranch seasoning in a large bowl. Add 1/2 of each package of cheese to mixture. Then combine pasta, bacon and chicken. Mix well until pasta and chicken and bacon are completely coated. If it looks a little dry, add a few splashes of milk. It should be just between a thick and thin consistency.
  • 9
    Place mixture into a Large greased baking pan. Cover with remaining cheese. Top with Bacon Pieces and slivered onions. Dust top with parsley.
  • 10
    Place in 375 degree oven for 30-45 minutes or until gold and bubbly.
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