Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken & Rice Casserole

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This is a no-peek chicken and rice casserole. The uncooked rice, chicken, and cheddar bacon ranch seasonings all get cooked together in a baking dish.

chicken breast on a bed of rice covered in cheese and bacon pieces.

This is an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. It’s got tons of flavor from a packet of ranch seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese, and cooked crumbled bacon smothering the chicken and mixed in with the rice.

It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. And, you only need a handful of ingredients to make it.

How To Make Chicken & Rice Casserole

Note: This is a summary. The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Add condensed cheddar cheese soup and a ranch seasoning packet to a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk it together.
cheddar cheese soup and dry ranch seasoning in a mixing bowl.
  • Add uncooked white rice and water to the bowl.
  • Whisk together.
Adding rice and water to the mixing bowl.
  • Place uncooked chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  • Pour the rice mixture over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the top with bacon bits and shredded cheddar.
sprinkling cheese over an unbaked chicken and rice casserole.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  • Seal the foil around the edges of the dish.
  • Bake.

Trap In That Steam!

Be careful to create a tight seal around the edges of your baking dish with the aluminum foil to trap in the steam and cook the rice. If the steam escapes, the rice won’t cook properly.

Baking dish full of chicken and rice casserole.

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chicken breast on a bed of rice covered in cheese and bacon pieces.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This is a no-peek chicken and rice casserole. The uncooked rice, chicken, and cheddar bacon ranch seasonings all get cooked together in a baking dish. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

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Servings 4 large servings
Calories 693 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 (8 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total)
  • 10.5 oz. can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 oz. packet dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon bits or crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken in the baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, add the soup and ranch seasoning. Whisk until well combined. Add the rice and water to the bowl. Whisk until the soup is dissolved in the water.
  • Pour the rice mixture evenly in the dish over the chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle the bacon bits evenly over the chicken and rice. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Make sure the foil is sealed around the edges to trap in the steam and cook the rice.
  • Cook for an hour and 15 minutes.

Notes

Make sure the aluminum foil forms a seal around the baking dish to trap in the steam.  If the steam escapes, the rice will not cook properly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 1638mg | Potassium: 1272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dinner, Entree
Keyword cheddar bacon ranch chicken and rice, chicken and rice casserole, no peak chicken and rice
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was so incredibly delicious. I’m a big fan of the cheddar bacon ranch combo so this casserole was calling my name. I will definitely be making this again!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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