Recipe Review

An Easy Ranch Chicken Recipe That Anyone Can Make

published Jul 23, 2018
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Name a recipe that can’t be improved upon by adding bacon. Yeah, I’ll wait. It may be the best part of breakfast, but it’s also the perfect addition to soups, vegetable sides, salads, pasta bakes, pizza, and — wait for it — doughnuts (don’t knock ’em until you try ’em!).

But if you’re not yet on board with bacon in desserts, here’s a bacon dinner you can try in the meantime, from the geniuses over at The Cookie Rookie.

This dinner is so easy to make because it only calls for five ingredients. You probably have all of them already! To make, you will need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, ranch dressing, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and bacon.

The sour cream sauce helps to keep the chicken moist while it cooks, ensuring the chicken stays juicy. BSCBs aren’t the most foolproof cuts of chicken to make (raise your hand if you’ve ever made inedible chicken breasts by accident), so any recipe that helps to avoid drying them out is a winner in my book. You’re going to want to bake these at 375°F for 20 to 30 minutes, and then broil for an additional two to four minutes until the chicken turns a gorgeous golden-brown. (But watch carefully during this step to make sure they don’t burn!)

I’m not an expert mathematician, but I do know one equation that adds up every time: ranch + bacon = perfection.

→ Get the Recipe: Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon from The Cookie Rookie

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