Chef's Easy, Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe (4 Ingredients, 35 Minutes) by Chef Gigi

Chef's Easy, Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe (4 Ingredients, 35 Minutes)

What's better than an easy chicken dinner? A cheesy chicken dinner! This one-pan chicken recipe is easy and cheesy. Plus, it has bacon! Make this bacon ranch chicken tonight. Your family will think it's a winner-winner chicken dinner!

This quick four-ingredient chicken recipe is so delicious. To make this cheesy chicken recipe you will need bacon, boneless chicken breasts, dry ranch seasoning and shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese. The chopped green onions and tomatoes are an optional garnish. 

The gluten-free chicken recipe starts by cooking bacon in a skillet until crispy. The chicken breasts are cooked until golden and just cooked through in the bacon fat. Sprinkle the chicken with the dry ranch seasoning and top with the crumbled bacon and shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese. Almost done! Just wait for the cheese to melt. Garnish with chopped green onions for some color and freshness, if you like.

Serve this easy one-pan chicken breast recipe with your favorite side dishes. This is one quick chicken dinner your family will request over and over. And if your family likes this recipe, they will also enjoy these bacon ranch chicken tacos.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 4 thin-cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions and tomatoes, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. Keep in mind that it may affect the cooking time. 
  • Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees F on a food thermometer.
  • For even more flavor, squirt some barbecue sauce on top of the chicken before serving. 
  • If you don't have mozzarella or cheddar cheese, use Gruyere, provolone, Swiss or muenster.
  • If you'd like some heat, feel free to add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel. Leave the bacon fat in the skillet.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Return the skillet to medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook until golden and just cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, sprinkle chicken with ranch seasoning and top bacon and cheese. Cover the skillet and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Crumble additional bacon on the chicken and green onion and tomato, if desired, before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 419

Total Fat: 29.4g

Saturated Fat: 10.2g

Cholesterol: 147mg

Sodium: 759mg

Total Carbohydrate: 2.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 0g

Protein: 33.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 17mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 135mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love recipes like this that have few ingredients but so much flavor. Thank you for this yummy winner winner chicken dinner, Chef Gigi !

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