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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is made with just 6 ingredients, then baked to perfection. It’s the ideal low carb chicken casserole recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that my family loves.

chicken bacon ranch casserole recipe

Cold days are better with a creamy and dreamy delicious casserole that you make by throwing all the ingredients in a baking dish, and that’s all the prep it needs. Cheesy casseroles are my favorite, especially this homemade cheeseburger casserole, zucchini casserole, or loaded cauliflower bake with bacon. So many recipes are waiting for you to try!

The healthy chicken bacon ranch casserole recipe is hands down the creamiest casserole I’ve ever made, and it’s also one of our favorite comfort foods, perfect for meal prep.

Enjoy a delicious combo of irresistible chicken, cheese, bacon, broccoli, and ranch dressing that is the perfect dinner recipe.

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The Best Part? A low carb chicken casserole is one of our family’s favorite keto dinners, as you can use leftover chicken and mix everything in the casserole in just 5 minutes. It’s so easy to customize this easy chicken bacon ranch casserole to suit your taste.

What is Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole?

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is a savory dish made with chicken, bacon, ranch dressing, cheese, and crispy bacon, all baked together in a casserole dish. The casserole is often topped with more cheese or breadcrumbs before being baked in the oven until it’s hot and bubbly. It’s a comforting meal that’s popular among those who enjoy hearty and flavorful dishes.

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Why Is This The Best Chicken Casserole Recipe 

  • A family-friendly recipe that everyone loves.
  • Perfect to use up that leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • Just 10 minutes of prep time.
  • Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Packed with a generous 30 grams of protein!
  • Perfect for meal prep.
  • Super customizable using your favorite veggies or cheese
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Ingredients Needed

Another great thing about this recipe is that you’ll need a few inexpensive and accessible ingredients to make it.

ingredients for chicken bacon ranch casserole

Here’s a note on the ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast – This low-carb casserole allows you to use cooked chicken breast prepared in your favorite way. Leftover chicken breast works great in this recipe, and if you prefer, you can use chicken thighs instead.
  • Bacon – oven-baked bacon is one of my favorite ingredients in this recipe because it gives that crunchy and delicious smoky taste.
  • Garlic Cloves – Fresh garlic is the best choice for this recipe, providing the most robust flavor. If you’re in a hurry, you can use garlic powder or minced garlic from a jar as a substitute.
  • Broccoli Florets – Broccoli complements the chicken and cheese beautifully. You can use fresh or frozen broccoli, but if using frozen, be sure to defrost it first. If you’re not a fan of broccoli, cauliflower or green beans make excellent alternatives.
  • Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese – The combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheese is mouthwatering. Or you can use Pepper Jack Cheese, Gouda Cheese, or Fontina Cheese.
  • Ranch Dressing – You’ll need a thicker dressing for the best results. Use my homemade ranch dressing, but the store-bought ranch is just as delicious. If you’re looking for a healthier choice, Greek yogurt mixed with herbs and spices can be a great substitute.
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How To Make Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole is super easy to make in just a few easy steps:

Let’s get started by cooking up some crispy bacon, either in the oven or on the stovetop.

While the bacon is sizzling away, take some fresh broccoli and chop it up into bite-sized florets. We’re going to give them a quick blanch in boiling water for a few minutes because they’ll keep cooking in the oven.

Now, onto the chicken! My go-to method is to season it with some delicious chicken seasoning and pop it in the oven until it’s perfectly juicy and turns a beautiful golden brown. Once it’s done, let it cool a bit, then slice it into cubes and set it aside.

Time to assemble our casserole masterpiece! Mix the cooked chicken, blanched broccoli, ranch dressing (or go all out with homemade keto ranch dressing), mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and our crispy, chopped bacon. Give it all a good stir, and then sprinkle on the remaining cheddar cheese and bacon.

Slide it into the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. And voilà, you’ve got a mouthwatering casserole ready to devour!

Before serving, don’t forget to add some fresh parsley or green onions for that extra touch of flavor and freshness.

Tips For Making Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

  • Use up those chicken leftovers! If you have leftover air fryer whole chicken, it’s a great way to repurpose it in this casserole. Simply shred or dice the chicken and use it as the base protein.
  • You can add some cauliflower florets. To add some extra texture and low-carb goodness, consider adding cauliflower florets to the casserole.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, but you have to keep in mind that ranch seasoning is already salty.
  • Ensure that you don’t overbake the casserole because the chicken will dry out, and the vegetables will soften too much.
  • Feel free to personalize your Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole by adding other low-carb ingredients such as diced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, or even a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs such as chopped parsley or chives.
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Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Sure, you can make chicken bacon ranch casserole ahead. Prepare all the ingredients and assemble the casserole ahead of time.

Then you have a few options:

  • Wrap well with plastic foil and freeze for a few months.
  • Bake the casserole from frozen, or allow it to thaw overnight. Stir well before baking a delicious and nutritious meal.

What to Serve with Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This is a super creamy and rich casserole that I prefer serving on its own or enjoying with a lighter side, such as roasted asparagus, air fryer asparagus, or whole roasted cauliflower.

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Storing Instructions

  • Fridge: If there are any keto chicken casserole leftovers, store them in the fridge in an airtight container for five days.
  • Freezer: You can also freeze the leftovers in an airtight freezer-safe container for one month. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the oven.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yelds 8 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is made with just 6 ingredients, then baked to perfection. It’s the ideal low carb chicken casserole recipe for a busy weeknight dinner that my family loves.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup ranch dressing or homemade keto ranch dressing
  • 3 tbsp ranch dressing mix optional

Instructions
 

  • Cook Bacon and Steam Broccoli – Fry or bake the bacon in the oven until crispy. Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. Then, crumble the bacon into small pieces.
  • Prepare the chicken – Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and pan-sear them for 5-6 minutes over medium-high heat. Alternatively, you can use leftover shredded rotisserie chicken breast.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13-inch glass casserole baking dish.
  • Assemble – In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, bacon bits, broccoli, ranch dressing, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and mozzarella. Toss everything together until well incorporated. If you want extra ranch flavor, mix in about 3 tablespoons of ranch seasoning.
  • Transfer the chicken mixture to the prepared casserole dish, and top it with the remaining cheddar cheese and bacon.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken casserole appears golden brown on top.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and bacon bits. Enjoy!

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Notes

If you’re using leftover chicken, you’ll need about 3 cups of leftover shredded chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
449kcal
Total Carbs
6g
Net Carbs
5g
Protein
31g
Fat
35g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken casserole
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