After a long day of yard work, we deserved a little indulgence. Turkey bacon made this dish a little lighter but it is definitely not something I would serve everyday, no matter how much Jason begged.
His two favorite things to eat, ever, are bacon and ranch. He could LIVE off of bacon and ranch. Tonight, needless to say, he was a happy camper. And to be honest, so was I….
Bacon Ranch Chicken
Servings: 2 (but could easily be doubled, tripled, etc.)
Time: 40 minutes
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp. cheese, any Italian blend, shredded
1 tbsp. mayo
1 tbsp. ranch dressing mix
4 slices turkey bacon
Preheat oven to 400°. Slice chicken breast in half, lengthwise. Mix together cheese and mayo.
In a zip-loc bag, toss chicken halves in dry ranch dressing mix until fully coated.
Remove from zip-loc bag and spread each chicken breast half with cheese and mayo mixture. Wrap each piece of chicken with 2 slices of bacon. Place in a baking dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Turn oven to broil and move dish to top rack. Broil for 3-4 minutes to help crisp up the bacon. Yum!
– Try using regular bacon.
– Serve along side a kitchen sink salad with tons of veggies, raisins, any type of nut, etc.