This crack chicken recipe is bursting with flavor. Tender and juicy chicken with crumbles of bacon, and, of course, cream cheese and mozzarella for that cheesy twist to the crack chicken. This is one incredible chicken recipe.
Crack Chicken Recipe – Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, THM S
Chicken is one protein we often eat in our home. It is so versatile that you can transform it into so many recipes. Right now, Crack Chicken is what my family are asking for the most when they see the chicken in the fridge.
I’ve been wanting to make my own version into a casserole for years. My friend Maya has a delicious recipe for Crack Dip you also need to try. But casseroles are more my thing. My kids love any kind of cheesy, creamy casserole especially if it has bacon in it.
Crack Chicken Recipe
What is Crack Chicken? It is a concoction of creamy chicken with ranch and bacon. The sort of thing I love to share here on Joy Filled Eats!
Why is it called Crack Chicken? It is addictive and highly tasty, so everyone says they can’t resist the cheesy chicken.
How To Make Crack Chicken
Start by heating the oven. Then spray a casserole with cooking spray. Lay down your chicken tenders into the dish and then set-aside.
In a bowl cream, your softened cream cheese, half the mozzarella, half the bacon, and all the seasonings. Mix until well blended then spread all over the chicken.
Sprinkle on the leftover bacon and cheese, and top with scallions and bake!
Can I Swap Sharp Cheddar for Mozzarella
Yes! Feel free to use whatever cheese you have or fits your liking. We have used mozzarella, pepper jack, cheddar, sharp, and all have worked great.
How Long To Cook In Oven
The rule of thumb is to allow your chicken to reach the proper internal temperature of 160 degrees. This will take around 30-35 minutes.
Do You Shred the Chicken
Most recipes you see do offer a shredded chicken. I kept my chicken in tenders and then piled on toppings and baked. I loved the method of serving up small chicken tenders.
If you prefer shredded, precook chicken, shred and then place in the bottom of the pan and then add on the toppings.
What to Serve With Crack Chicken
- Roasted broccoli or cauliflower
- Steamed green beans
- Zucchini Noodles or cauliflower rice
- Serve in lettuce wraps
- Keto Mashed Cauliflower
Any side you feel sounds good is worth trying! Depending on what we have on hand will decide what sides I use for dinner.
Best Way to Serve Crack Chicken
There are so many ways to enjoy this recipe. Eat your chicken on a plate with favorite sides, top a hamburger or slider bun for a sandwich, are two popular methods. You could even top zucchini or pasta with the chicken or use it as a dip for entertaining!
Is Crack Chicken Keto
This crack Chicken Recipe is a low carb keto friendly recipe. Just remember how you serve it is important because you don’t want heavy carb sides.
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How to Store Leftover Easy Crack Chicken
Store any leftovers you may have in the fridge. I place ours in an airtight container, and it will keep up to three days. Use your best judgment on how long the chicken is good for, as you don’t want to get sick from leftovers.
Best Way to Reheat Crack Chicken
I like to warm my leftovers up in the oven, but the microwave works too. If you do oven just place chicken in a pan and cover with aluminum foil. Toss in at 350 degrees and heat until it is warmed through. Remove foil and serve!
For the microwave, don’t overcook it as it will pop and splatter and make a mess if you have a shield for your microwave cover the dish before heating.
Can You Freeze Crack Chicken
The cream cheese will separate a bit when you go to thaw this from the freezer, but it will still taste good. If you don’t mind a slight change in texture, you could quickly freeze any leftovers you don’t plan to eat right away.
Just place in a freezer container or sealable freezer bag and store for up to three months. Allow the chicken to thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to serve it up.
You can easily make single serve portions when freezing it so that it makes for a quick single serve lunch or dinner.
Easy Chicken Recipe
This is such a simple and easy chicken recipe! You all know I love outstanding flavors that work, but also are easy for you in the kitchen. Minimal prep, a little bake time, and one exceptional chicken dinner recipe will be waiting for you!
- Preheat the oven to 400. Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Put the chicken tenders in the prepared baking dish.
- Mix together the cream cheese, half the mozzarella, half the scallions, half the bacon, and the seasonings. Spread on top of the chicken. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese, scallions, and bacon.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is 160 degrees.