ALFREDO CHICKEN BACON BAKE — Sauteed chicken breasts are baked in creamy Alfredo sauce with basil pesto and crispy bacon in this crowd pleasing, comfort food casserole!
Topping it all off with bacon is, well….the icing on the cake, so to speak.
Besides being amazingly delicious, this dish is so easy to prepare. It only takes about 10 minutes to get this chicken bake in the oven, thanks to a few shortcuts like jarred Alfredo sauce and prepared pesto.
I highly recommend a side of rice or pasta to go along with all the flavorful sauce. And you can easily adjust the number of chicken breasts up or down by a few, depending on how many people you’ll be feeding.
As you probably guessed, this isn’t a low calorie dish, but it’s oh soooo good. Especially if you’re in the mood for some serious comfort food.
But just to make myself feel a little better, I do like to serve this chicken with a nice green salad. Of course, my boys can eat indulgent foods like this non-stop and they’re all still as slim as can be.
I told them to enjoy it while it lasts!
Do be sure to brown your chicken breasts first. It may seem like an unnecessary extra step, but it adds great color, and more importantly, great flavor.
If you’re looking for a tasty new chicken dish to add to your dinner rotation, my whole family recommends this Alfredo Chicken Bacon Bake. Everyone gave it two thumbs up at our house!
Be sure to save this Alfredo Chicken Bacon Bake recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Alfredo Chicken Bacon Bake
- Produce: red bell pepper, fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper
- Basil pesto
- Alfredo sauce
- Chicken broth
- Mozzarella cheese
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
- 1 (15 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove to paper towel-lined plate, leaving drippings in skillet.
- Add bell pepper to skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon to medium bowl.
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat about 4 minutes, turning once, until brown. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
- Add pesto, Alfredo sauce and chicken broth to bowl with red pepper. Stir until well blended. Pour over chicken.
- Cover and bake for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly and cooked through. Uncover and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bacon and fresh parsley before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 547mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 44g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Pillsbury