Baked ranch chicken with bacon is one of my favorite chicken breast recipes. Made with only about 5 ingredients, this chicken bacon ranch bake is so quick and easy. The ranch dressing makes it super creamy, and the bacon and cheese adds the best flavor. Dinner will be ready in just 30 minutes!
What’s in this Ranch Chicken recipe
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this oven-baked chicken breast. It’s so creamy and flavorful, but still simple.
- Chicken Breasts: Use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Pound them to an even thickness, ideally about 1 inch thick.
- Ranch Dressing: I recommend using a creamy ranch dressing. Use your favorite brand, or make homemade ranch dressing.
- Sour Cream: This helps to make the ranch sauce extra thick and creamy.
- Cheese: Grated Parmesan adds the perfect flavor and a bit of cheesiness.
- Bacon Crumbles: This adds savory flavor and texture.
Can I make this creamy baked chicken healthier?
If you want to lighten up this bacon ranch chicken breast, you can switch out some of the ingredients. Instead of using ranch dressing, combine a dry ranch seasoning mix with plain Greek yogurt. It will taste the same, with a thick and creamy texture that works perfectly. You can also use a light sour cream, or just use a bit more yogurt instead.
It should take about 20-30 minutes to cook chicken breast in the oven at 375F.
Chicken should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165F before consuming. Use an instant read meat thermometer to check the temp at the thickest part of the breast.
Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap, then use a meat pounder (or another heavy utensil) to even out the thickest parts of the chicken until everything is roughly even. I recommend pounding them to about 1 inch thick.
How to Store and Reheat Chicken Bacon Ranch
Store leftovers in an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350F until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
How to Freeze Baked Chicken Breast
Store chicken breast in a freezer-safe container or resealable bag, and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
What to Serve with Creamy Ranch Chicken
This creamy chicken with ranch dressing and bacon makes the best main dish for weeknight dinners. It goes well with any of your favorite side dishes, so you can’t go wrong! I love to serve it with bacon green beans, Air Fryer baked potatoes, Instant Pot scalloped potatoes, or cheesy baked zucchini.
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Used your recipe as a guide and put my own twist on it. Being a military spouse one has to add their own perspective with what is available. Added hatch green chili on top of chicken, used shredded, sharp cheese. For the sauce use yours recipe, but added my own twist. I added a package of ranch mix, cup of milk, topped it with shredded sharp cheese, and I prefer to bake mine with bacon on top for the flavor.
That looks wonderful, Rose! Thanks so much for sharing what worked for you!
Van you tell me the net carb count.
Hi Kathy, if you click on “Nutritional information” at the bottom of the recipe card, it will show you all of the nutrition facts. Total carbs is 8 grams!
I was expecting this to be creamy. It had a gritty texture. I made my own ranch using the Greek yogurt and it was a bit salty with the kosher salt on top of parm cheese and ranch powder. Maybe with a few modifications it might be better for my liking. I loved the idea though so thank you.
Hi, if you’re noticing grittiness, try adding a tablespoon of flour to the dressing mixture. It helps the dairy to resist curdling in the oven!
One of the few recipes I have tried that actually came out looking almost like the pictures in the article haha!…This came out amazing. I did do a coupkle things different….I used some thinner chicken fryer strips and did sprinkle a little shredded mozzarella on top for the last few minutes and broiled on low…..came out awesome!
Looks amazing, Mark! Thanks so much for sharing!
looks really nice, its a pity all the ads on the page is killing the experience. there are sooooo many of them……
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A fun, easy recipe that was enjoyed by our whole family. I substituted a 1/2 cup of Ranch dressing for mayonnaise to bring some creaminess to the recipe (so 1 cup Ranch Dressing and 1/2 cup mayonnaise). In addition, I threw in salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, parsley, and crumbled bacon into the mixture and let it sit in the refrigerator for 6 hours prior to cooking chicken. This thickened the mixture and let the flavors marinate with one another. SO YUMMY!
Those sound like great modifications, Alyzia! Glad you enjoyed it!
Not really a fan. If you think you’d enjoy eating a bowl of Ranch dressing this might be for you.
I am sorry this isn’t quite your taste!
What are a couple good sides to pair with this dish?
Baked potatoes, a veggie, rice!
Single father here, and stumbled on this recipe while trying to put something new together for my teenage son’s. It was definitely a hit!
Thanks for sharing, Chris!
Approximately how many slices of bacon constitute 1/4 cup of crumbled bacon bits?