An easy baked ranch cheddar chicken bacon cheese recipe turns plain chicken into something special. A little teriyaki and ranch dressing ups the flavor.
This month has had the most snow on record for where we live. Last count it was about four feet and we are supposed to get another foot today through tomorrow morning.
The huge snow mountains from the plows may not completely thaw until April. If the snowstorms don’t stop coming, I’m not sure where they will put all the snow from the roads.
For those of you in much warmer climates, I’m very envious. Although I’d love to move south where it rarely snows, most of my family is still here in Connecticut. That makes it much tougher to leave.
Luckily, we haven’t lost power with all the snow outside. So, at least we are staying safe and warm inside. And, I’m able to cook a decent meal.
Today is my husband’s 37th birthday. I left work four hours early today. It was mainly because of all the snow. But, I also wanted to have some time to get a cake and make dinner.
My husband was planning to go out for his birthday dinner. However, the meteorologists are predicting 8-12 inches of snow. So, he thought it would be safer to stay home.
Luckily, I had taken out some chicken breasts from the freezer and had them thawing in the fridge. I also had some cooked bacon left over. These were the perfect ingredients for an easy baked ranch cheddar chicken bacon cheese recipe.
I found a recipe in my file for baked chicken with bacon and cheddar. The original recipe called for more teriyaki and ranch dressing. The amounts were cut back to save carbs.
The carb amount in teriyaki sauces vary greatly, but I always buy a brand that lists 2g per tablespoon. Most are loaded with sugar so be careful which one you choose. You can also make your own sauce like the one on Fluffy Chix Cook.
Why settle for plain old chicken when you can top it with yummy bacon and cheddar? This easy baked ranch cheddar chicken bacon cheese recipe will certainly make any meal special. My husband loved it and he is super picky about his food.
You can bet I’ll be putting this delicious bacon cheddar chicken on the menu more often. Ranch and teriyaki are both flavors that my husband loves. And, like most, he enjoyed the bacon and cheese topping.
For more easy chicken dinners, try the Filipino chicken adobo. It’s been my husband’s favorite since we first met. And, if you want to warm up with some soup, you must try the cream of chicken soup with bacon!
Baked Ranch Cheddar Chicken Bacon Cheese Recipe
Cheddar Bacon Chicken
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoons teriyaki basting sauce 2g carbs
- 2 tablespoons Ranch-style salad dressing 2g carbs
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 3 slices cooked bacon broken into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butterfly chicken breasts into thinner slices.
Lightly brown each piece in hot oil for about 8-10 minutes.
Place in 9×13 baking dish.
Brush teriyaki sauce evenly over top of chicken, then cover evenly with Ranch dressing.
Sprinkle cheese and bacon on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Recipe NotesMakes 4 servings
Carbs per serving: 1-2g (depending on brands of sauce and dressing)