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Cheesy Chicken Bacon and Rice Casserole

This Cheesy Chicken Bacon and Rice Casserole is so delicious and easy to prepare. It's perfect for busy weeknights, but it would also make a great breakfast or lunch!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best casserole recipe, best casserole recipe ever, best chicken casserole recipe, cheesy chicken casserole, easy casserole recipe, easy chicken casserole, easy chicken casserole recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 861kcal
Author Jenny

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 cups steamed white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Render bacon, drain and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.
  • Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour, and pepper until smooth and bubbly. Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Increase heat to high whisking broth until thickened. Reduce heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Stir in hot sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and set aside.
  • Place reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings back to cast iron skillet. Stir in cooked rice. Add chicken and cheese sauce, mixing to combine. Top with 1 cup cheddar cheese then top with crumbled cooked bacon. Place under oven's broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1516mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 2mg