The only thing difficult about this Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Ranch Bake was deciding what to call it. My family is big on keeping to a certain dinner routine and for us, that means some kind of tacos on Tuesdays. We dearly love tacos of all kinds and these are kind of like tacos but not exactly. Other than just liking to change up our dinner routine, I like making things that are easy for my son Zack to handle. He has a limb difference and two handed eating is sometimes challenging for him, especially with messy, soft tacos.
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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Ranch Bake
This cheesy chicken broccoli ranch bake is taco-like, in that it has tortillas and it's great with salsa on top. I mean…everything is better with a little salsa on top…except maybe pancakes. Or ice cream. Okay, maybe everything isn't better with salsa on top but you get my meaning.
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This has the flavor of tacos but the ranch and bacon is a fun difference and it's easy for my son to eat. And, there's broccoli in it, so I can pat myself on the back for making sure we get our veggies in there. And, for those of you who want to say something about the bacon and cream cheese? Shush.
This is the spring form pan I have:
I am a corn tortilla person all the way but there's no reason this couldn't be delicious with flour tortillas as well. Sometimes, we get lucky and find the red and blue corn tortillas which makes this dish really interesting and pretty to look at.
This is a pretty easy one, so you can add it to your weeknight dinner lineup. You can also do a lot of the prep ahead of time to really cut your minutes spent cooking dinner when you're being pulled in a zillion other directions. The hours between my kids getting home from school and dinner are INSANE for me, so if you're like me, you'll appreciate the easy.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Ranch Bake
This is a fun switch up to traditional tacos and the cream cheese and bacon are PERFECTION.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
- 1 tbps dry ranch seasoning
- 3/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3/4 cup broccoli, cooked and cut into small pieces
- 8 corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 350
Add oil and chicken to a large skillet and cook on medium heat until chicken is browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add cream cheese and ranch seasoning and heat on low until cream cheese is melted and sauce is thick.
Place 2 corn tortillas in the bottom of a 6" spring form pan. Place 1/3 of the chicken mixture in the pan and spread evenly.
Add 1/3 of the bacon and 1/3 of the broccoli on top of the chicken mixture. Add another 2 corn tortillas on top and repeat the layering process ending with 2 corn tortillas on top.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until hot in the center. Remove sides of the pan and slice and serve.