Skinny Bacon Ranch Chicken

Since my husband returned to college at the beginning of the year and changed his work schedule, dinner at my house has been chaos! All but 2 nights a week, he is not home for dinner which means I have to cook the meal while helping one child with homework, preventing one from climbing on the furniture, and another from painting the house. Not the easiest job! Especially when trying to also have a meal that is healthy!

My goal this year is to try one new meal a week. I’m not going to lie, some that I have tried have been utter fails and I was left eating a protein shake for dinner haha. The tough part is I need meals that are easy to prepare, easy to cook, and can be done in the crock pot or a little time in the oven. If it requires 20 ingredients, tons of chopping, peeling, stirring and sautéing, then it won’t happen!

This meal has become one of my favorites! It meets my picky criteria of easy to prepare, few ingredients and baked in the oven in a short period of time! It also is healthy, my kids and husband like it, and its not a boring meal! Give it a try!

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Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breasts

4 Tbsp Light Ranch

4 Slices Turkey Bacon

Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the chicken breasts in a 4×6 baking dish. Cover each breast with 1 Tbsp Light Ranch (you can add more if you would like, but too much makes the dish watery and takes longer to cook). Next, layer the chicken with the uncooked turkey bacon. I break mine up to fit it evenly on the chicken breasts. Cook for approximately 30-40 minutes (varies depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts so check when it comes close to the end of cooking). Top with cheddar cheese and cook for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Enjoy!

 

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Dana

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