Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken

  You know, I really hate it when people make versions of super easy meals that are, well, not super easy.  They tempt you in making you think “sweet, I’m just going to dump everything in a pot and go!” and then it winds up you have to hand-make noodles from wheat grown in the Himalayans or something.  Not cool.

1 package Stuffing mix; chicken flavor 
1.25 c water
4 chicken breast halves, chopped into bite sized pieces
4 c broccoli, chopped into florettes
1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 
4 Tbsp Ranch dressing, divided
  So we didn’t follow the instructions for this one at all.  The whole point of the original recipe is that it’s a tin foil pack like a hobo stew, but my Mr decided (and I agree) that when you have to cook ingredients before putting it all in the pack it defeats the purpose.  Okay, okay, it’s not Himalayan wheat noodles, but pre-cooking the bacon is an extra step that gets a pan dirty, so we made this on the stove top instead.
  The bacon is the first to get cooked, followed by the chicken, then the broccoli.  Once all of those are cooked through and softened up, everything else on the list gets added in, stirred up and heated through.
  This was alright, but it was exceptionally salty.  I think perhaps some low sodium bacon…or stuffing mix if you can find that in a low sodium (or both), would help.  I’m not sure that we’ll make it again.  It certainly wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything I was all that blown away with that I wouldn’t rather try another new recipe instead.

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