Crack Chicken Bake

Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 35-45 minutes
Servings: 6
Difficulty: Beginner

Your family is sure to be addicted to this chicken bake! With bacon, cheese and ranch it truly has it all!


12 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls (or 1 loaf Rhodes White Bread, cut into 12 pieces), dough thawed to room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups grilled chicken
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 Ranch seasoning packet
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick spray. Arrange the rolls in the pan in rows of 3×4. Press the rolls down into the pan so they are touching.
  2. Combine chicken, cream cheese, bacon, green onion, and ranch seasoning. Pour mixture and evenly distribute over the rolls. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350ºF for 35-45 minutes or until the cheddar on top is lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve warm.

For Freezer Meal

Prepare the Crack Chicken Bake finishing at step 2. Place the entire meal, covered in plastic wrap into the freezer.

When you’re ready to serve, preheat the oven to 350ºF and let the meal rest on the counter while preheating. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, until the cheese is browned on top and dough is baked through.

  • Paul Derr
    December 20, 2020

    I suggest using half a packet of ranch dressing mix. Otherwise this was a Hit

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 21, 2020

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  • December 28, 2020

    Made this recipe individualLy in muffin tins. Worked great!!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 29, 2020

      Great idea! Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

  • May 21, 2022

    How does this mixture of chicken,cream cheese, bacon, green onions and ranch seasoning get fluid enough to pour over rolla?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 25, 2022

      Thanks for your question! When you make the chicken mixture, let the cream cheese come to room temperature and then beat it until it is smooth before adding the rest of the ingredients to it. Then just spoon it on top of the rolls in the pan and bake it. When it warms in will cover the rolls. I wouldn’t add any other liquid to that mixture or it will make the rolls soggy. Hope that helps you!

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