Kyle’s back on the keto diet, so I have searched the internet to find some keto friendly recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Don’t get me wrong, I love healthy eating. But I also love carbs. And, personally, I think I need carbs to survive, and to meet my own health goals/muscle gains. This Keto Friendly Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is full of protein, healthy fats, and lots of broccoli!
And it’s pretty darn delicious. (So you don’t have to be on the keto diet to enjoy it!)
It kind of looks like a hot mess. And I’m totally fine with that.
Here’s How To Make It!
Start with the bacon. Slice the bacon into bite-sized pieces and cook on the stovetop until crispy.
Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and cook in the bacon grease. Add the ranch flavor packet. (I used about half of the packet.) I also added some cayenne pepper for an extra kick of flavor. Cook until chicken is almost all the way done.
While the chicken is cooking, cut up the broccoli and steam it. You can also use frozen broccoli and heat it up over the stove or in the microwave.
Ok, so most of the prep is done. Just grab all of the ingredients and mix together.
It helps to put the cream cheese out at the beginning so it will be soft enough to mix in with all the other ingredients. Or you can put it in the microwave to soften it, but be careful not to melt it too much in the microwave.
Now that it is all mixed together, pour mixture into a greased cooking dish.
Starting to look pretty good!
I sprinkled about 1/3 of the shredded cheese on top of the mixture.
Cover the baking dish and bake on 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes.
Cheese… chicken… bacon… soooo good!
The final step is to scoop out a heaping portion and chow down! (Well, it’s pretty filling, so maybe not a HEAPING portion. Just an average-sized portion.)
There you have it. That’s my take on a Keto Friendly Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole.
This recipe is definitely a keeper… that’s why I’m sharing it on the blog! I’m all about recipes that are easy, delicious, and healthy.
Keto Friendly Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
This Keto Friendly Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole recipe is full of flavor and is super easy to make!
- 4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 12 slices bacon one package
- 1-1.5 lbs fresh broccoli or a bag of frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 8 oz shredded cheese cheddar or casserole blend
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1/2 packet ranch seasoning
Preheat oven to 350.
Cut bacon into slices. Cook over the stovetop until crispy. Set aside.
Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Cook in bacon grease. Add 1/2 packet of ranch seasoning and any additional spices. (I used black pepper and cayenne pepper.)
Cut broccoli into pieces and steam. If using frozen broccoli, thaw and drain. This step can be completed at the same time that you are cooking the chicken.
In a large bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and 2/3 shredded cheese. Mix in the chicken, bacon, and broccoli.
Grease a 9x13 pan. Pour mixture into pan. Cover with remaining 1/3 shredded cheese.
Cover the pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.
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