Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake Casserole is a whole dinner in one! All topped with melty cheese and bacon. It is heaven on a plate!

It doesn’t get easier than this, people! Feed a crowd or have yummy leftovers for the week’s lunches with this Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake! This hearty main dish is baked in just one pan and loaded with bacon and chunky ranch flavored chicken breast all over roasted potatoes!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAKE AND A CASSEROLE? (projectmealplan.com)

This is just my uneducated opinion! And what I think of when I hear the words ‘casserole’ vs. ‘bake’.

Casserole: I picture something made in a casserole dish (perhaps where the name casserole dish is from?); it’s creamy or saucy, there’s meat and veggies, maybe noodles or rice, and always cheese. To me, this is a more specific food item than something named “Bake”. I don’t call this recipe a casserole because it’s not creamy. I know it fits the other criteria, but it’s just not quite what I think of when I hear the word casserole. Think tuna casserole, chicken & rice casserole, stuff like that.

Bake: This could pretty much be anything made in an oven that doesn’t have a better name already assigned to it (such as casserole or pot roast). Think of the verb ‘bake’, but in noun form. Have you heard of a chicken bake from Costco? That counts. This recipes counts. If you can’t think of a better name, bake totally counts!

HOW LONG DOES THIS MEAL LAST AFTER COOKED? (projectmealplan.com)

In the fridge: Store in an airtight container and enjoy within 4 days of cooking.

In the freezer: Cooked potatoes do freeze much better than raw potatoes, so I do think this recipe would freeze in airtight containers for up to 1 month. Please note I have not tested this recipe in the freezer.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 ranch dressing mix (dry powder)
14 medium potatoes, cubed
3 chicken breast, cubed
2 1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 cup crumbled bacon
1 cup green onions, chopped
1 tsp black pepper

How to make it:

Preheat oven to 500°F.

Spray 9×12″ baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine oil, salt, pepper and ranch dressing mix.
∙1/2 cupolive oil
∙1 tspsalt
∙1 ranch dressing mix (dry powder)
∙1 tspblack pepper

Add the potatoes to the oil mixture and toss well. Spoon potatoes into a large baking dish. Leave as much oil mixture behind as possible.
∙14 medium potatoes, cubed

Roast potatoes until crispy, about 1 hr. Stirring every 15 minutes.

Cut raw chicken into bite size pieces. Add to oil mixture and toss well.
∙3 chicken breast, cubed

In a separate bowl mix the cheese, bacon and onion.
∙2 1/2 cupshredded cheese
∙1 cupcrumbled bacon
∙1 cupgreen onions, chopped

When potatoes are crispy, remove from oven. Lower temperature to 400°F.

Top potatoes with raw chicken & cheese mixture. Bake for another 15-20.
∙2 1/2 cupshredded cheese
∙1 cupcrumbled bacon
∙1 cupgreen onions, chopped

Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing and enjoy!

Source: Allrecipes.com

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