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A family favorite, Baked Crack Chicken Casserole is an easy,  delicious dinner that’s loaded with flavors. This comfort food will become your go-to recipe for busy weeknights.

Chicken, cheddar, bacon, ranch seasoning, Greek yogurt, cream of chicken soup, and buttery crackers, all ingredients you probably already have on hand make up this delectable recipe.

 Baked Crack Chicken

Baked Crack Chicken Casserole

This creamy chicken casserole is loaded with bacon and cheese then topped with buttery crackers. It quickly became our family favorite. It went on rotation on my meal plan for every other week we like it so much!

 Baked Crack Chicken

For easy prep, use a rotisserie or leftover chicken! I always cook extra chicken for recipes like this. When I don’t have leftover chicken, I purchase a rotisserie chicken from the store. They are so delicious, perfect every time and ideal for quick meals.

I like to serve Deconstructed Green Bean Bundles, Pineapple Casserole or Broccoli Salad and Soft Fluffy Yeast Rolls with this casserole recipe. These recipes are equally as delicious and easy to make as the chicken.

Casserole with serving on a spoon.

Chicken casserole tips

  1. This is a wonderful casserole to freeze. Add the crackers and butter topping before baking the casserole.
  2. As well, you can put in it the fridge the night before then bake it as instructed below.
  3. I love my freezer-to-oven 9×13 pan with a lid for recipes like this!
  4. If it’s completely thawed, the cooking time will be as indicated below. You can always test the center to ensure it’s hot.
  5. If it lasts that long, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
Casserole with bacon and buttery crackers on top.

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Baked Crack Chicken

Baked Crack Chicken Casserole

Chicken chunks and bacon are enveloped in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese and buttery crushed crackers.
Author: Paula
4.64 from 22 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 cups chicken cooked, cubed or shredded
  • 1 ounce Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 and ½ cup sour cream
  • 10.75 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 and ½ cups butter crackers crushed
  • ¼ cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13-inch oven-safe dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine chicken, ranch mix, cheese, bacon, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup. Stir.
  • Spread in prepared pan.
  • Combine crushed crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle over chicken.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until heated through and crackers are toasted on top.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I ate it raw. Since it didn’t have completely instructions, I am sitting in the emergency room with salmonella. It certainly accurate. It was ready in 20 minutes. But I found it odd that for this recipe’s search engine popularity, it didn’t give me any temperature to cook for finality. I would cook it on 165 degrees for 12 hours.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved it and so did my 22 year old son. He was very surprised at the wonderful taste. After reading bout the saltiness, I made following modifications:
    Used the unsalted cream of chicken soup
    No bacon
    Crumbled the buttery Club crackers without the butter
    I did use the nature packet of Ranch.
    It was amazing and thank you for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  3. This is a good recipe, but putting an entire package of Ranch Dressing mix ruined it for me. It was entirely too overpowering. I will try it again with a maximum of 2-3 teaspoons of the dressing mix next time.

  4. I just made this. I was so excited, but its way too rich. I would leave the bacon completely out, use less sour cram, less ranch mix and add corn if I ever made it again, or something to that affect. Its just way too rich and salty.

    1. I give a homemade version of Ranch to cut down on the salty. Richness is a personal preference – some love it, others should put it over pasta, rice, or eat it in a sandwich instead of straight.

  5. The recipe calls for a 9×9 pan, but up top it mentions using a 9×13. Which one is it?

    1. I used corn flakes plus added some cut Ockham and cut banana peppers and used cream of mushroom

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