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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