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Crack Chicken

Crack Chicken is really easy to make and has all the great flavors from Crack Dip. Mix everything together in 5 minutes, get it into the oven and enjoy hot. A keeper that the whole family will come back to, because these are the flavors that taste always amazing with anything you can think of.

A Crack Chicken sandwich on a wooden serving board with the casserole dish in the background.

What is Crack Chicken made of?

Crack Chicken has all the wonderful flavors that you love and know from Crack dip.

Now this is combined with some vegan chicken bites, bacon and is baked to cheesy perfection.

Served hot, you will see this is a really versatile recipe with lots of options below.

Ingredients needed to make the Crack Chicken are assembled on a wooden board.

What you need for this Crack Chicken recipe

At this point get all your crack chicken ingredients ready:

Using vegan chicken I find it works best when cut roughly. Of course you can also shred it after cooking with 2 forks, which works nicely, too.

In my gusto there isn’t anything more delicious than vegan cheddar for a rich and savory flavor.

I use an egg free mayo which I find really amazing and have already used it in my Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole for the sauce. You can use any mayo you like and prefer, always delicious.

Before and after view of how vegan chicken and bacon are fried in a pan.

Non dairy cream cheese: you can use sour cream, but there is nothing comparable to the richness and texture of cream cheese.

Bacon bites: which are accidentally vegan and of course delicious.

And finally a ranch seasoning which is so easy to prepare: dried dill, parsley, chives, garlic, onion powder is everything that goes into the bowl. Mix with other ingredients and that is how it is.

Side by side view showing a large mixing bowl with the ingredients for this recipe, before and after mixing them together.

How to make Crack Chicken

Preheat oven to 420F and set a 8×11 inch casserole aside.

Quick prep

Add oil into a pan. Wait until hot, then add the chicken and bacon. Cook for around 3 minutes until slightly browned. Remove from heat.

Mix ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the chicken and bacon, cream cheese, mayo, 3/4 of the cheddar, garlic, onion powder, dill, parsley, chives, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Side by side view of a casserole dish, filled with the Crack Chicken mixture and then sprinkled with extra vegan cheese.

Bake the Crack Chicken

Transfer everything from the mixing bowl into the casserole dish, and give the remaining cheddar over the top.

Bake for 10 minutes and then serve hot with scallions.

View of the Crack Chicken after baking, with the golden vegan cheddar crust and sprinkled with fresh green onion.

Crockpot version

Add chicken, parsley, chives, dill, garlic, onion powder to your slow cooked.

Mix mayo and cream cheese together and top chicken with that.

Cook on low for around 6 hours or 3 hours on high – this is all about preference.

You can shred the chicken with two forks and top with bacon and cheese. Cook further until cheese is melted, garnish with scallions. 

Crack Chicken is served on the bottom of a bun. The casserole dish is visible in the background.

Here are some options for serving

With rice – if you have leftover you can put this to good use.

As a sandwich: you can use hamburger buns, wraps croissants, dinner rolls or Focaccia.

Crack Chicken is also great with salads like my Chickpea Salad, the Brussels Sprouts Salad, Apple Salad, or Wedge Salad.

For a side dish, serve with Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Creamy Potatoes, yummy.

Also any chips or veggies are great. This is a really versatile dish with a combination that is always amazing and so good.

Collage of two pictures of the Crack Chicken with recipe title text.

Let me know what you think of this Crack Chicken and share your remakes on Instagram or Facebook.

Enjoy, Florian.

A Crack Chicken sandwich on a wooden serving board with the casserole dish in the background.

Crack Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Crack Chicken is really easy to make and has all the great flavors from Crack Dip. Mix everything together in 5 minutes, get it into the oven and enjoy hot. A keeper that the whole family will come back to, because these are the flavors that taste always amazing with anything you can think of.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz vegan chicken, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • 7 oz non dairy cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1.5 tsp dried chives
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 Tbs egg free mayo
  • 6 oz bacon bites
  • 5 oz vegan cheddar cheese
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven up to 420F, set a 8x11 inch casserole dish ready.Ingredients needed to make the Crack Chicken are assembled on a wooden board.
  2. Add oil to a pan and cook chicken and bacon for 3 minutes.Before and after view of how vegan chicken and bacon are fried in a pan.
  3. Into a bowl, add chicken and bacon, mayo, cream cheese, garlic, onion powder, parsley, dill, chives, 3/4 of the cheddar and finally a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix everything well together. Side by side view showing a large mixing bowl with the ingredients for this recipe, before and after mixing them together.
  4. Transfer everything to the casserole and top with remaining cheese.Side by side view of a casserole dish, filled with the Crack Chicken mixture and then sprinkled with extra vegan cheese.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve and garnish with scallions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 917mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 37g
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