Crack Chicken Tetrazzini – loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Crazy good! We ate this for lunch and dinner on the same day!! Spaghetti, chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing mix, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Use rotisserie chicken and precooked bacon for quick prep!
Chicken Tetrazzini Loaded With Cheddar, Bacon, & Ranch
Chicken Tetrazzini is one of my all-time favorite meals. My Grandmother’s recipe is my favorite recipe. I can eat WAY too much of it. I didn’t think I could improve upon her recipe, but I think it did with this Crack Chicken Tetrazzini. Chicken, cheddar, bacon, ranch, and pasta – YES, please! We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner on the same day. It was that good! I even ate it again the next day for lunch. I just couldn’t get enough of this yummy chicken casserole!
How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini
This Crack Chicken Tetrazzini is a snap to make. I start with a rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chickens are my secret weapon in the kitchen. They make casseroles like this super easy. Another tip for super easy prep on this casserole is to use precooked bacon. I buy bags of it at Costco and Sam’s Club. It is a HUGE time saver!
To make the casserole, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Whisk together chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and dry ranch dressing mix. Place half the pasta in a casserole dish. Top with half of the chicken, bacon, and cheese. Pour half of the soup mixture on top. Repeat the layers and pop in the oven.
Can Chicken Tetrazzini be Made in Advance & Frozen?
This Crack Chicken Tetrazzini can be made ahead of time and refrigerate or frozen for later. If refrigerating the casserole overnight, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
To bake this Crack Chicken Tetrazzini after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. If you are freezing the casserole after baking, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.
What to Eat with Chicken Tetrazzini
This Crack Chicken Tetrazzini is a new favorite at our house. We’ve made it several times and just can’t seem to get enough of it! It makes a lot so it is perfect for a crowd! I love to make this for potlucks or to give to someone after surgery or having a baby.
We like to serve this Crack Chicken Tetrazzini with some green beans, asparagus, or a salad and some rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy chicken casserole:
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Yield: serves 8 to 10Author: Stephanie @ PlainChicken.com
Crack Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hour 30 mins total time: 1 hour 45 mins
Crack Chicken Tetrazzini – loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Crazy good! We ate this for lunch and dinner on the same day!! Spaghetti, chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing mix, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Use rotisserie chicken and precooked bacon for quick prep! #chicken #casserole #freezermeal #chickencasserole #bacon #pasta
1 whole rotisserie chicken
1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
16-oz vermicelli pasta, cooked according to package directions
Remove skin from chicken and discard. Remove meat from the chicken and chop.
Whisk together soups, chicken broth, and dry ranch dressing mix.
Layer 1/2 of the cooked vermicelli pasta, 1/2 of the chopped chicken, 1/2 of the cooked bacon, and 1/2 of soup mixture. Sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese on the pasta. Repeat layers and top with remaining cheddar cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 90 minutes.
Can prepare through step 4 and refrigerate or freeze for later. To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.