Chicken, Bacon, and Dried Beef Casserole

Chicken bacon and dried beef casserole

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
344 Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 344
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 654mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 434mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 8 strips bacon

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup (condensed)

  • 1 ounce jarred dried beef, coarsely chopped

  • Freshly ground 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 dried 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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  • 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.