Chicken Bacon Ranch Manicotti

AuthorZoeCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time1 hr

 1 Box of Manicotti
 1 lb Chicken Breast, Shredded
 ½ lb Bacon, Crumbled
 1 tsp Canola Oil
 1 cup Ranch Dressing
 ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
 1 tsp Kosher Salt
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 2 tsp Parsley, chopped
 Doritos, Crushed

1

In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add manicotti and cook until just before al dente. Drain and hold to the side.

2

Preheat your oven to 375F. Lay your bacon on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until brown and crispy. Remove from oven, pat away grease and place on a plate. Crumble the bacon into small pieces. You will use it later.

3

In a large pan, heat the canola oil. Season both sides of the chicken breast with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink in the middle and the temp reaches 165F. Remove from pan, cool, and shred, either with you hands, or a fork.

4

In a large bowl, mix together shredded chicken, bacon, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, bacon, and 1/4 cup of the ranch dressing.

5

In a baking pan with high sides, spread 1/4 a cup of ranch along the bottom.

6

Fill the manicotti with the shredded chicken mixture with a spoon or your hands. Place manicotti in a single layer in the prepared pan with the ranch dressing.

7

Cover manicotti with the remaining mozzarella cheese and the remaining ranch dressing. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 375F for 30 minutes.

8

Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with parsley and crushed doritos. Serve hot.

Ingredients

 1 Box of Manicotti
 1 lb Chicken Breast, Shredded
 ½ lb Bacon, Crumbled
 1 tsp Canola Oil
 1 cup Ranch Dressing
 ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
 1 tsp Kosher Salt
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 2 tsp Parsley, chopped
 Doritos, Crushed

Directions

1

In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add manicotti and cook until just before al dente. Drain and hold to the side.

2

Preheat your oven to 375F. Lay your bacon on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until brown and crispy. Remove from oven, pat away grease and place on a plate. Crumble the bacon into small pieces. You will use it later.

3

In a large pan, heat the canola oil. Season both sides of the chicken breast with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink in the middle and the temp reaches 165F. Remove from pan, cool, and shred, either with you hands, or a fork.

4

In a large bowl, mix together shredded chicken, bacon, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, bacon, and 1/4 cup of the ranch dressing.

5

In a baking pan with high sides, spread 1/4 a cup of ranch along the bottom.

6

Fill the manicotti with the shredded chicken mixture with a spoon or your hands. Place manicotti in a single layer in the prepared pan with the ranch dressing.

7

Cover manicotti with the remaining mozzarella cheese and the remaining ranch dressing. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 375F for 30 minutes.

8

Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with parsley and crushed doritos. Serve hot.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Manicotti
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