Chicken Casserole With Sour Cream and Bacon

Chicken With Bacon and Sour Cream
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  • Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings

This easy slow-baked chicken casserole is a popular everyday dinner dish or potluck. It's made with dried beef, sour cream, chicken breast halves, and a little bacon.

The chicken is baked in a slow oven, but it may be baked at a higher temperature for a shorter time. Wrap the chicken with the bacon pieces or lay the bacon over the top of the chicken breasts.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (2.5 ounces) dried beef
  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves, without skin
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 slices bacon, regular or turkey

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 250 F.

  2. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.

  3. In the prepared baking dish, arrange beef in a single layer.

  4. Wrap the bacon slices around chicken breasts, then place the chicken on the beef layer.

  5. In a small bowl, blend soup and sour cream.

  6. Pour soup mixture over chicken.

  7. Bake uncovered for about 2 hours, or until chicken is cooked through. To ensure doneness, check the chicken breasts with a food thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest pieces. The minimum safe cooking temperature for chicken, turkey, and other poultry (including ground poultry) is 165 F (73.9 C). This casserole can also be baked at 350 F for about an hour.

Expert Tips

  • Sprinkle the chicken with a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese about 20 minutes before it's done.

  • Garnish the finished dish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion tops if desired.