We were hungry and this is what came of it.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 Package of bacon
Noodles - We used 1-16 ounce box of medium shells
Velveta or some sort of melting cheese
Pepper Jack Cheese
Bread Crumbs (we used Seasoned French,but you can use regular as well)
Optional: we used milk during the stirring stage when it started to get too hard to stir.
We used a dutch oven to cook all of the ingredients (bacon and chicken) and when we mixed everything together. You can cook your ingredients in pans, or however you prefer, but at the end you will want an oven safe dish for baking.
The recipe seems to make about six servings.
Step 2: Prepare Ingredients
At some point, turn the oven on to 415 degrees, but some of the preparing may take some time so you can wait until you have a few things done. Also, while doing the rest of this, put a pot on to boil and cook the noodles according to the package, but cut off a few minutes as they will cook later in the oven.
Set the bacon to the side and cut up the chicken into cubes of the same size. Cook them through and set aside.
Prepare your cheeses. Shred as much cheddar as you want to use in the dish. We used about two cups. Crumble the pepper jack into small chucks and just cut up the Velveta so that it melts faster when mixed in. There was about a cup of each the pepper jack and Velveta. (Add more Velveta if you want it creamier.)
Once the noodles are cooked, the chicken is cooked, the bacon is ready and all the cheeses are prepared you can move onto the next step.
Step 3: Mix It All Together
Add the chicken and continue stirring. Then add the partially cooked bacon. We ended up adding in about 3/4 of the bacon we cooked up. Add the pepper jack in las. We wanted it to melt in chucks in the finished dish so that is why it was not added in with the other cheeses.
If it gets too difficult to stir during any point during the mixing, just add a little milk to loosen it up.
Before sticking it in the oven we topped it off with the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
Step 4: Bake It
Step 5: Eat It
It tastes amazing and the bacon just makes the dish what it is. You will love it once you try it!