Buffalo Chicken Bake with Bacon - boneless, skinless chicken breasts topped with cream cheese and Buffalo sauce, cooked bacon, shredded Mozzarella cheese, then baked in the oven until the chicken is done (about 20-25 minutes). Simple ingredients, easy recipe, quick cooking time. I love Buffalo chicken wings, and in this recipe I am using Buffalo flavors on chicken breasts, and the result is super delicious!
To make this buffalo chicken bake, I used thinly sliced skinless boneless chicken breasts. If you purchased large chicken breasts, you can slice each large chicken breast horizontally into two even pieces to make 2 thinner chicken breasts.
I used 2 tablespoon of the Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce and mixed it with 4 oz of softened cream cheese to spread over 4 chicken breasts. This provided just enough heat for my taste. If you like more heat, use more of the hot sauce. In this recipe, everything is baked in one pan. Easy cleanup.
I love easy chicken bake recipes where you just throw all the ingredients in one baking pan and bake, such as Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Chicken and Cream Cheese Bacon Chicken. This Buffalo Chicken Bake with Bacon is no exception. So easy!
Ingredients you need for buffalo chicken
cream cheese, softened
Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce
shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 chicken breasts
What side dish goes with buffalo chicken?
I would suggest baked beans, potato salad, cornbread, coleslaw, potato fries, roasted potatoes. If you want green sides, I suggest green beans, roasted asparagus, roasted broccoli. Coleslaws go really well with this buffalo chicken. If you feel especially adventurous, try this Brussels Sprout Coleslaw with a zest of a creamy horseradish.
How to cook buffalo chicken
Preheat oven to 375 F. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
Mix softened cream cheese with Buffalo Sauce. Spread over chicken breasts.
Top with chopped, cooked bacon.
Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Bake uncovered in the preheated oven at 375 F for 20-25 minutes until chicken is done. The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
What do you serve with buffalo chicken?
I really like to serve something green with my buffalo chicken, such as roasted Asiago asparagus with bacon and garlic or these garlic and bacon green beans. If you like potatoes, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes would be great. Or, make these delicious Easy Scalloped Potatoes with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan cheese. For something with even more flavor, try these Cheddar, Thyme and Beer Potatoes Au Gratin.
Buffalo Chicken Bake with Bacon
- 4 chicken breasts , boneless, skinless
- 4 oz cream cheese , softened
- 2 tablespoons Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce (I used the mild one)
- 6 strips bacon , cooked
- ½ cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
- Mix softened cream cheese with Buffalo Sauce. Spread over chicken breasts.
- Top with chopped, cooked bacon.
- Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 375 F for 20-25 minutes until chicken is done. The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
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Can I prepare this the night before ?
Made this for dinner tonight. Overall I really liked this and will make it again for sure!
I feel like next time I won't use the bacon or maybe less bacon as I found it a little too salty for me personally.
I had to cook the chicken for longer - the chicken breasts I used were pretty thick.
But again, overall amazing dinner. We had salad and roasted potatoes for the sides.
Kerry, I am so glad you gave this recipe a try and enjoyed it! Thank you for taking the time to share such positive and constructive feedback - I really appreciate it! 🙂
I’m assuming these are green scallions in the photo? Do you bake them with the fish or put on after?