Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon (Bacon Ranch Chicken)

Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon is one of my favorite Chicken Breast Recipes! This Bacon Ranch Chicken is super simple (only FIVE ingredients!), absolutely fool-proof, and has so much flavor. Your baked chicken will come out juicy and tender every single time covered in the easiest and tastiest bacon ranch sauce. Ranch Chicken has never tasted better!

Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon in the pan

Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon (Bacon Ranch Chicken)

This Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon is the type of easy recipe I built this site on. It’s perfect every time, loved by all, and oh so simple!

All hail the Baked Bacon Ranch Chicken! You guys made yourselves loud and clear when I posted our 4 Ingredient Creamy Caesar Chicken. It quickly rose to one of the most popular recipes on The Cookie Rookie within weeks of when I published. I knew I had to think of some other easy options that were similar but with different flavors, and this Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon was formed!

Just like the Caesar Chicken, this Bacon Ranch Chicken is a Melt in Your Mouth favorite with only a handful of ingredients and SO much flavor. You cannot make this wrong…I promise you you’ll look like a 5 star chef with minimal effort! That’s my job. :)

Ranch Baked Chicken will be your family’s new favorite weeknight meal. This recipe will be requested again and again. I guarantee it!

Bacon Ranch Chicken top down in the pan

Baked Ranch Chicken with Bacon plated

Baked Ranch Chicken with Bacon is a classic and EASY weeknight meal.

I love that this Bacon Ranch Chicken is the type of meal that everyone will love. Everyone from my Dad down to my 1 year old son devoured their portions and asked for seconds. IF there’s any leftover after dinner, it reheats like a dream for lunch the next day or even supper the following night. There’s no way to have a bad day when you know this Ranch Chicken is waiting for you.

I love that so many people have told me they love to make our Creamy Caesar Chicken for dinner parties. It’s fool-proof and so versatile; loved by all. Don’t tell anyone, but I actually think I prefer this Baked Bacon Ranch Chicken. The flavors are so simple, yet so classic. You’re gonna love it!

What to serve with Baked Bacon Ranch Chicken

This baked chicken pairs beautifully with so many side dishes, from a simple Caesar Salad to Easy Roasted Vegetables or Steamed Rice. Here are some other sides we love to serve with this Ranch Chicken:

 

Baked Bacon Ranch Chicken up close and plated

Baked Chicken with Bacon and Ranch plated and sliced

How long does it take to Bake Chicken?

It should take about 20-30 minutes for this chicken to be cooked through. You’ll know chicken is done when it’s juices run clear when poked with a sharp knife and it’s no longer pink. I’m always careful to make sure my chicken is fully cooked, but I also am very careful to not overcook. No one likes dry chicken!!

This recipe is fool-proof because of the sour cream sauce that covers as it cooks. Ranch and sour cream cover the chicken to keep it moist while it cooks. That’s why it’s fool proof! You cannot mess up this recipe.

What is the temperature for cooking chicken in the oven?

We chose to cook this recipe at 375F. I like that temperature for ensuring the chicken stays tender while it cooks. You’ll see all kinds of variations online, and none are wrong, this is just our preference!

What is the internal temperature for Baked Chicken Breast?

The FDA is very clear that chicken should be cooked to 165F to avoid salmonella poisoning. This is so important!! I always recommend people buy a quality quick digital meat thermometer to keep in the kitchen. It’s one of my most used items in the kitchen! I like this one because it actually lists internal temps for different types of meat right on the thermometer, and it’s reasonably priced. WIN!

 

up close picture of ranch baked chicken with bacon plated

up close picture of sliced ranch baked chicken

What kind of Ranch Dressing did you use for this recipe?

I always use a thick and creamy ranch dressing when I make this recipe. You really can’t go wrong with just picking your family’s favorite. This time we used our own Homemade Ranch Recipe but if you want to use store bought, that’s okay too! Just pick a creamy option and go with it!

Are there any ways to make this Bacon Ranch Chicken healthier?

Yes! You can make your own creamy ranch (linked above) and that always cuts calories. You could also make a low cal ranch dip by using powdered ranch seasoning and greek yogurt. You can also use lite sour cream or even greek yogurt in the sauce. If you are really committed, you can skip the bacon. But…I of course recommend you leave the bacon just where it is. :)

Products we recommend when making this Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon

 

up close overhead shot of ranch baked chicken with bacon in the pan

I just know you’re going to love this Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon as much as we do. It’s a big hit with our family and I hope yours loves it as much as ours. I can’t wait for you to try it!

See the recipe card below for full details on how to make Bacon Ranch Chicken!

If you’re craving more Chicken Recipes, we’ve got you covered!

Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon is one of my favorite Chicken Breast Recipes! This Bacon Ranch Chicken is super simple (only FIVE ingredients!), absolutely fool-proof, and has so much flavor. Your baked chicken will come out juicy and tender every single time covered in the easiest and tastiest bacon ranch sauce. Ranch Chicken has never tasted better!

Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken bacon ranch, chicken with bacon, king ranch chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 943 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon is one of my favorite Chicken Breast Recipes! This Bacon Ranch Chicken is super simple (only FIVE ingredients!), absolutely fool-proof, and has so much flavor. Your baked chicken will come out juicy and tender every single time covered in the easiest and tastiest bacon ranch sauce. Ranch Chicken has never tasted better!

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cups Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1-1½ cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbles
  • Garnish: diced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F and spray an 8 x 11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. If the breasts are uneven in thickness, pound them to an even 1” thickness using a meat pounder.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of meat with half the grated Parmesan cheese, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together Ranch dressing and sour cream. Pour the mixture over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads 150°F.
  6. Set oven to broil and broil the breast an additional 2-4 minutes or until the chicken turns golden. It will burn quickly so watch closely.
  7. The chicken is cooked through when the thermometer reads 160°F when inserted in the thickest part of the middle breast.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cooked bacon crumbles. Allow the chicken to rest a few minutes before serving.

  9. Garnish with diced parsley, if desired.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 943 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 108%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Sodium 1964mg 82%
Potassium 1015mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 66g 132%
Vitamin A 12.1%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 48.7%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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Jim Mann
Good Grief !!! Nutrition Facts Creamy Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon Amount Per Serving Calories 943 Calories from Fat 630 % Daily Value* Total Fat 70g 108% Saturated Fat 19g 95% Cholesterol 229mg 76% Sodium 1964mg 82% Potassium 1015mg 29% Total Carbohydrates 8g 3% Sugars 3g Protein 66g 132% Vitamin A 12.1% Vitamin C 7.3% Calcium 48.7% Iron 10.3% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This recipe took the healthy right out of the chicken !!!!!
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Jim- yes I definitely don't claim this is a healthy recipe. Ranch and bacon tend to do that. I do have some healthier recipes if you're interested!
Jim Mann
Your story states that you like 350 degrees for this recipe yet the recipe card says to preheat & bake at 375 ?????
    Becky Hardin
    Whoops, my apologies! It should have said 375 in the story. I'm changing it now :)
Margaret L Archila
I made this tonight for a quick and easy dinner, but my ranch separated. I make my own ranch dressing using equal parts Greek yogurt and mayo. Your sauce looks so creamy. The flavors were all there but my sauce didn't look as good as yours. Any pointers? Thanks! I love your recipes and your website!
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! We actually had a bit of separation as well you just can't see it in the pictures. You could always remove the sauce, whisk it together, and return it to the pan. Could just be an issue when using homemade ranch (water and oil from yogurt/mayo/etc). Hope you loved it regardless! Thanks so much for saying hi :)
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