Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet with Bacon

When I came across this recipe I knew I had to make it right away! Chicken, Cheese, Bacon.... What's not to love? This was so good!

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet with Bacon
Source-Picky Palate
1/2 pound Applewood Smoked Bacon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 tablespoons Hot Sauce
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
4 cups steamed white rice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Using a cast iron or oven safe skillet render bacon, drain and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings. Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted whisk in flour, and pepper until smooth and bubbly. Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Increase heat to high whisking broth until thickened. Reduce heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Stir in hot sauce. Reduce heat to a simmer and set aside.
Place reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings back to skillet. Stir in cooked rice. Add chicken and cheese sauce, mixing to combine. Top with 1 cup cheddar cheese then top with crumbled cooked bacon. Place under oven’s broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Makes 4-6 servings


  1. OMGosh! This looks awesome! I can safely say this is something my family would love.
    Thanks for sharing at my Super Link Party! :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like you cook up a great variety of family friendly dishes (And fun drinks for the adults, too!), So I'm happily following you back.

  3. Stopping by from the hop :) This is very similar to what I make; cheesy chicken & rice -- but BACON? Now why on earth didn't I think of that?!?! Sounds amazing, and the fiance was just saying last week that the one I make is good, but it needs more flavor. I will absolutely try the bacon now :) Thanks for sharing. I love the colors of your blog ... very cute. I am your newest follower, and I hope you will return the favor over at the happily ever after project

  4. hi bridget! thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words on my blog. happy to come here and find yours!
    you have so many wonderful recipes...i'm getting hungry and it's well after one in the morning. ;)

    your family is beautiful!

    wishing you a happy weekend <3

  5. Hello! I'm a new visitor from Aloha Friday's Blog Hop! I love the sound of this recipe! I want to eat it now! I wish I was as talented as you in the kitchen!

    Sara-Jayne (


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