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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

30 Apr

Since my nephew and his wife were going to have their baby, I decided to make a casserole and leave at their house for when they got home from the hospital.  I even bought real meat for it.  I didn’t try it, but they said it was pretty good.

3 chicken breasts cut into pieces and cooked
8 slices cooked bacon, cut into pieces
3 cloves garlic
large bag of frozen broccoli cuts
3/4 cup ranch dressing (recipe to follow)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese

I started by cutting and cooking the chicken in a bit of olive oil.

Then I used the same pan to cook my bacon.

While I was cooking the meat, I was also cooking the broccoli cuts.  Since everything was pre-cooked, I figured it was perfect to give to someone to just heat up and eat.

I put all of that into a baking dish with the minced/or pressed garlic.

To make the ranch dressing I simply mixed:

1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Add 3/4 cup of ranch to the casserole.  This gave me some extra, but extra ranch is never a bad thing.  Add half of the two kinds of cheeses and mix everything well.

Then spread the remaning cheese on top.

Bake it at 350*F for about 20 minutes or until it’s hot through.  I can’t share a picture of that because I just covered it, added a cooking label, and delivered it so they only had to heat it up.