Crack Chicken Baked Ziti

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Crack Chicken Baked Ziti

Crack Chicken Baked Ziti is a warm casserole dish with the well-known ranch-bacon-cheese flavor combination. This simple pasta dish is ideal for feeding a large group!

Baked ziti recipe

The time it takes to create Crack Chicken Baked Ziti will be less than an hour. At home, my child loves this meal just as much as the parents do. Put this on your list if you’re planning your dinner, then!

It will undoubtedly be a success at your family feasts and weekend lunches. It is full of mostly pasta, and the chicken adds the essential protein to balance out all the carbohydrates.

It has the well-known ranch, cheddar, and bacon flavor combo that we usually like in our food. It has so already been tried and tested. This simple recipe is guaranteed to succeed every time!

What is baked ziti?

It is a particular type of cuisine that is pre-cooked and put together before baking. By stacking pasta, cheese, and sauce, it is put together.

This meal calls for tubular ziti, a kind of pasta. Additionally, the sauce fills the empty inside, giving the dish its overall creamy texture.

What is crack chicken?

It is a chicken meal with ranch and cheese flavors, as well as crispy bacon. Because of how addictive this taste combination is, the meal has been given this name.

Like the Bacon Ranch Flavor, Try our Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini Boats

Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes.
Total Time: 60 minutes 
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 579 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 3 cups ziti pasta uncooked


  • 12 slices bacon baked until crispy and cut into 1-inch pieces.


  • 1 1/2lbsuncooked chicken cubed.
  • 1/4teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4teaspoonground black pepper
  • 1/2tablespoonpaprika

Cheesy mixture:

  • 3tablespoonsbutter
  • 1/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 3cupsmilk
  • 3clovesgarlicminced
  • 1package Dry Ranch Mix optional.
  • 1package8oz cream cheese, room temperature and cubed
  • 3cupsCheddar cheese shredded.


  • Cooked bacon
  • 1cupshredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat oven to 375degrees F.
  • Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

Cook chicken:

  • Add the cubed chicken to a large skillet with some oil, season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook stirring frequently, until golden and no longer pink in the center. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Cheesy mixture:

  • In same skillet, on medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter.
  • Stir in flour whisking until a paste forms.
  • Gradually stir in milk, beating with the whisk to combine.
  • Stir in Ranch Mix and garlic.
  • Stir in cream cheese until fully combined.
  • Stir in 3 cups of cheddar cheese. Remove from heat.


  • In a large bowl combine: cooked pasta, chicken and cheese mixture. Stir well to combine and transfer to a 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  • Top with the cooked bacon, 1 cup shredded cheese.


  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese is fully melted. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 579 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A:845IU |
 Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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