Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake: Turn Your Favorite Biscuits into a Star Meal

Who can resist the delectable Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster? If you’re like me, you’ve probably found yourself at the restaurant just to satisfy your craving for these mouthwatering treats. But why not enjoy them from the comfort of your own home? With this simple one-dish recipe, you can turn those fan favorite biscuits into the star of the meal!

Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

Save the Trip to Red Lobster

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Red Lobster sells their biscuit mix in a box, so you can recreate those irresistible Cheddar Bay Biscuits at home. And with this recipe, you can elevate them to the centerpiece of a delicious meal. Not only will this save you a trip to the restaurant, but it will also save your wallet!

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
  • 1 box of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onion
  • Your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • Cheddar Bay Biscuit seasoning packet

How to Make Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

  1. Start by sautéing the chicken breasts for about 8 minutes, or until the center is no longer pink.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, combine the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix, water, shredded cheddar, and chopped green onion.
  3. Spray a 9×13 inch pan or baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and spread a layer of marinara sauce on the bottom.
  4. Once cooked, layer the chicken breasts over the marinara sauce and spoon the prepared biscuit mix over the chicken, making sure to cover them completely.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and the Cheddar Bay Biscuit seasoning packet.
  7. Brush the butter seasoning over the top of the baked casserole.
  8. Allow the dish to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

Tips for Success

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is cooked through. It should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Don’t overcook the biscuit topping. It should be perfectly golden on top, allowing it to absorb the butter seasoning mix easily.

What to Serve with Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

While this dish is delicious on its own, it pairs well with a variety of sides. A simple Italian Chop Salad or your favorite greens can complement the hearty flavors of the chicken bake. If you want to sneak in some extra veggies, try serving it with Zoodles (zucchini noodles). You can also add your favorite veggies directly to the pan and let them cook in the sauce for a complete meal.

How to Store Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

If you have leftovers, tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and transfer it to an airtight container. Store any remaining chicken bake in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, allow the dish to come up to room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Then, loosely cover it with foil and warm it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly reheated.

FAQs

Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?
A: Yes, you can easily substitute chicken thighs in this recipe for a different texture and flavor.

Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?
A: While the recipe calls for shredded cheddar, you can experiment with other types of cheese to suit your taste.

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Q: Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
A: Unfortunately, the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix contains gluten. However, you may explore gluten-free biscuit alternatives or make your own gluten-free biscuit mix.

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Conclusion

With this Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake recipe, you can bring the flavors of Red Lobster’s famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits into your own kitchen. It’s a simple and satisfying one-dish meal that will have your family and friends asking for seconds. Give it a try and surprise your taste buds with this irresistible combination of chicken and biscuits!