Bacon and chicken? They live together peacefully in the barnyard. Fortunately, they also live quite peacefully on either side of our plates. Today – because I’m such a nice guy – I thought I’d toss out some of the best bacon and chicken recipes I can find on the Internet. Trust me, you’ll love ‘em. Oink and cluck, indeed.

1. Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Croissants

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I have a friend who is absolutely crazy for ranch dressing. She’ll pour it on pretty much everything. It’s just her thing. And because she is a wise and awesome woman, she also loves bacon. I think I know who might like this meal

2. Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken

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We might be onto a thing here: this recipe also includes ranch dressing! But this recipe’s secret weapon is that it is utterly jammed with cheese. And then crusted over with bacon. I suppose that some people might find the picture of the completed meal “gross”, but it certainly gets my tastebuds watering!

3. Chicken Bacon Spinach Fettucine Alfredo

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When the creator of this particular recipe served it to her kids, “They questioned the green stuff, but still ate it anyways.” I too, question the green stuff! But I don’t question the addition of bacon to fettucine alfredo. After all, alfredo sauce is basically Italian for “ranch dressing and cheese.”

4. BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza

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Bacon and chicken on a pizza is sort of a no-brainer, isn’t it? If you are going to put chicken on it, you *have* to throw some bacon on. It’s just how these things work. I won’t mention the awesomeness of the cheese. That sort of speaks for itself. And what it’s saying, very quietly, is eaaaaat meeeee, eaaaaaat meeeeee.

5. Chicken, Bacon and Cream Cheese Mini Tacquitos

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These little apps are apparently very good for when you are watching “NASCAR.” I don’t know heads nor tails about American car races, but tacquitos with bacon and cream cheese sounds like the perfect snack for watching cars driving repeatedly in circles. Okay, I admit it. I have no idea what that last sentence means.

6. Bacon, Ranch and Chicken Mac and Cheese

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Hey everyone! Look! It’s four of our favourite things – bacon, ranch, chicken and cheese – all sort of gooed together and then baked! I can imagine that this would be a great cure for the Monday blahs. Or a great cure for an empty stomach on pretty much any day.

7. Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas

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After all of those really hearty meals, it’s a good idea to dial it down a little. Also, it is a mathematically proven fact that avocados and bacon are meant to be eaten in the same meal; therefore, these quesadillas will be delicious. QED. (Chicken and avocados aren’t bad neighbours, either.)

8. Chicken Bacon Crescent Ring

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A lot of chicken and bacon recipes seem to be app-focused: this one is for bite-sized sausage-roll type apps, but with chicken and bacon instead of sausage. Think of them as “pig and chicken in a blanket.” All snuggled up, and ready to eat!

9. BBQ Bacon Apple Chicken

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Probably the simplest recipe we’re showing you today, but also probably the best: put bacon, apples, chicken and bbq sauce in a slow cooker. Let slow cook. Eat melting deliciousness and pray to whatever deity you need to.