Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Crack casserole is that the perfect dish to feed an outsized crowd. Deliciously cheesy and loaded with tender chicken and topped with crispy bacon.

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Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole
Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole

Cheesy crack casserole
Crack casserole may be a hearty dinner that's perfect to feed a crowd, or if you're looking to possess some delicious leftovers for subsequent day. It reheats pretty much , and omg it just tastes amazing. This casserole is really a baked chicken Mac’n’Cheese, but hey, Crack Chicken sounds such a lot more appealing, right?

Please don’t inquire from me what percentage calories this has, I honestly don’t care, because it’s that tremendous . If you stick with normal portions, don’t worry, you'll be fine. This recipe is pretty easy to form , you've got a couple of ingredients to brown, then , you mix everything and bake it. you'll even make a Buffalo version, by mixing during a cup of Buffalo sauce, how tasty does that sound?

Cheesy Crack Chicken Casserole

INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 cups  uncooked elbow macaroni 
Bacon:
  • 2 tablespoons  butter 
  • 12 slices  bacon  (diced into 1-2 inch pieces)
Chicken:
  • 1.5-2 lbs  uncooked chicken  (cubed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper 
  • 1/2 tablespoon  paprika 
Veggies:
  • 1  green bell pepper  (diced)
  • 1 medium  onion  (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons  minced garlic 
Cheesy Mixture:
  • 3 tablespoons  butter 
  • 1/3 cup  all-purpose flour 
  • 3 cups  milk 
  • 1 package  Dry Ranch Mix  (optional)
  • 1 package  (8oz) cream cheese  (room temperature)
  • 3 cups  shredded Cheddar cheese 
  • 1 can  (10 3/4 oz) cream of chicken soup, condensed 
Toppings:
  •  Cooked bacon 
  • 1 cup  shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1/4 cup  panko crispy bread crumbs  (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
Cook Bacon:
  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt two tablespoons of butter and cook the bacon, stirring frequently, until crispy. Remove from skillet and set aside. Drain grease, leaving only about 2 tablespoons in the skillet.
Cook Chicken:
  1. Add the cubed chicken to the skillet, season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook stirring frequently, until golden and no longer pink in the center. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Cook Veggies:
  1. Add diced onion, diced bell pepper and minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Cheesy Mixture:

  1. In same skillet, on medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour with whisk until a paste forms.
  2. Gradually stir in milk, beating with the whisk.
  3. Stir in Ranch Mix if using.
  4. Stir in condensed cream of chicken soup and cream cheese until fully combined.
  5. Stir in 3 cups of cheddar cheese. Remove from heat.
Combine:
  1. In a large bowl combine: cooked pasta, chicken, veggies and cheese mixture. Stir well to combine and transfer to a 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  2. Top with the cooked bacon, 1 cup shredded cheese and sprinkle some bread crumbs on top if desired.
Bake:
  1. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese is fully melted.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

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