Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!

Hello All!   Just getting in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day!

The recipe today isn’t an Irish one – I could have done one as I have plenty – but this does have some GREEN in it.    Broccoli!    That’s a biggie around my house.   The Royal Parents love broccoli so we always have some on hand.     This recipe isn’t all about broccoli but it does have some in it along with lots of other yummy stuff!

 

Chicken-Bacon-Ranch-Bubble-Up-Bake

Yes that’s actually the name of this one but I’m sure it can have a million names – this being just one of them…..you could also call it “DELICIOUS” which works for me!    Might work for you too after you’ve made it once.

INGREDIENTS

Cooking spray

6 slices bacon

6 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 c. whole milk
3 c. shredded cheddar
2 large heads broccoli, cut into small florets
3 c. shredded chicken
1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated biscuits
2 tsp. ranch seasoning mix  (this is ranch dressing – you can get it in a packet or in a jar already made into a ranch salad dressing – this recipe NEEDS the sprinkle on ranch dressing in a packet)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with cooking spray. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes, then drain on a paper towel lined plate. Wipe skillet clean.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook until bubbly, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in cheese and cook until melted, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and stir in broccoli. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread broccoli mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, then top with chicken. Cut each biscuit into eighths and scatter on top of chicken. Chop bacon into small pieces and scatter on top of biscuits, then sprinkle with ranch seasoning.
  4. Bake until biscuits are golden and cooked through, about 25 minutes.

 

Casseroles are nice…………….there’s always leftovers when Mom makes a 9×13 casserole as it’s way more than two humans can eat BUT like a lot of other things (spaghetti for instance!) – it’s even better the second time around.    Mom just heats the leftovers up and the Royal Parents have this casserole AGAIN!

Hope you have the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

King Teddy O’Kimmell

30 thoughts on “Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!

  1. If I make a bunch of adjustments this could be adaptable for our eating style…first to make are paleo or keto biscuits…and to find a sub for the ranch dressing powder…Hmmm. and I think the flour is a thickener, so that would be easy enough to make with some other grain free flour.
    We always have chicken on hand! Is that shredded, precooked?

    YUM!

    We might show our St Patrick failures on Selfie Sunday…or not…MOL!

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    • Actually I bought a rotisserie chicken already cooked at the grocery and whacked it into small pieces but yes the chicken should be precooked and either cut into small chunks or shredded. This certainly can be adapted to paleo or keto needs. Not sure what would substitute for that ranch flavor other than ranch flavoring (!) but maybe it would be tasty without it – I had it so used it. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. That sounds very tasty! I love broccoli and I don’t think it would spoil it by omitting the bacon. The biggest problem is the biscuits. I just googled them and apparently there is no similar equivalent in the UK. Also I have never seen the ranch seasoning mix, but then again haven’t looked.
    I have had biscuits when we have stayed in America, and from memory think they are similar to our scones, the savoury ones, not the sweeter ones we have with jam and cream.

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  3. Teddy! What a lollapalooza of a recipe! And I LOVE that Happy ST. Patricks day picture…all the sweet kitties drinking thru straws!

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  4. I love broccoli! This sounds like a great recipe. We often cook stuff a day ahead to eat for dinner the next evening, Let all the goodness meld! Leftovers are better on most cooked meals… best leftovers ever on the bacon wrapped chicken breasts with mushroom sauce!

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    • They come in tins and they last for a good long time – out of the tin, on a bake sheet, few minutes in the oven and golden brown and delicious. No dishes to wash! Tee Hee

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. Wow this looks and sounds super duper yummy. Can’t miss with those ingredients. Thank you, King of Baconia. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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