Chicken, Bacon, and Dried Beef Casserole

Chicken bacon and dried beef casserole

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

  • Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Servings: 8 servings

In this simple recipe, chicken breasts are baked in a casserole with bacon, dried beef, and a creamy sour cream sauce. This is a flavorful and popular chicken combination, perfect for a busy day, and it keeps well if you want some leftovers.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can/10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
  • 1 jar dried beef
  • Black pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 300 F/150 C/Gas 2.

    Ingredients for chicken bacon and dried beef casserole
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  2. Wrap 1 strip of bacon around a chicken breast half; repeat with the remaining halves.

    Wrap bacon around chicken
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  3. Line a large lightly buttered casserole or baking dish with the cut up chipped beef.

    Bacon in dish
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  4. Place the 8 chicken breast halves on the chipped beef.

    Place bacon and chicken in casserole dish
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  5. In a bowl combine sour cream and soup until well blended; pour over the chicken.

    Combine sour cream and soup
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  6. Sprinkle lightly with freshly ground black pepper.

    Sprinkle with pepper
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  7. Bake slowly, at 300 F for 2 hours, or until chicken is cooked and bacon is crispy.

    Bake casserole
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Baked chicken and bacon casserole
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Tips

  • This meal is delicious with hot cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes. Add a side dish of steamed broccoli, green beans, or a simple tossed salad for a fabulous everyday meal.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of dried beef, roll a thin slice of ham around each chicken breast, then wrap the bacon strip around the ham. Pour the soup and sour cream mixture over the rolls, sprinkle with pepper, and bake following the instructions above. 
  • The chicken may also be baked at 350 F/180 C/Gas 4 for about 1 1/2 hours.