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Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Recipe

This Cheesy Ranch Chicken recipe is addictive, full of cheese and bacon! Your whole family will love this recipe and it’s super easy to make ahead of time! 

I am super excited to share my family’s favorite chicken dish with you! It’s super easy to get into a dinner rut, but I promise you this Cheesy Ranch Chicken is out of this world! It’s cheesy and flavorful!

Be sure to scroll all the way down for the full, printable recipe! Warning: This Cheesy Ranch Chicken recipe is addictive! You can enjoy your chicken cooked in the oven or the slow cooker. I have included those instructions as well. 

Serve your chicken with rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Cheesy Ranch Chicken is perfect to pair with a simple salad or a vegetable like breaded cauliflower

cheesy ranch chicken

How to make Cheesy Ranch Chicken

Here is your shopping list: 

  • Bacon
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chicken thighs
  • Cream cheese
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
  • Ranch seasoning

Start by frying bacon until it’s crispy. Dice the bacon into small bits.

I prefer to use chicken thighs for this recipe, because I find them to be juicer and flavorful compared to chicken breasts. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. 

In a skillet, heat a few tablespoons of oil, brown the chicken on both sides for 2-3 minutes. 

When the chicken is done in the skillet, place into a prepared casserole dish. 

Mix together cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a small bowl and spread evenly on top of the chicken. 

Top the chicken with diced bacon, then shredded cheese. 

Bake your cheesy ranch chicken for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cook through. 

This is a great meal prep recipe because you can put everything together in the casserole dish and refrigerate until you are ready to bake. 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Made in the Crock Pot

Add the chicken and bacon into your slow cooker. Top with the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours or 2-3 hours on high. 

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Can I freeze Cheesy Ranch Chicken?

I do not recommend freezing this recipe. The cream cheese just isn’t freezer friendly. 

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baked cheesy ranch chicken

Cheesy Ranch Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Cheesy Ranch Chicken recipe is addictive, full of cheese and bacon! Your whole family will love this recipe and it's super easy to make ahead of time! 

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • Salt, pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 
1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 
4- ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 packet ranch seasoning 

  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

    1. Start by frying bacon until it's crispy. Dice the bacon into small bits.
    2. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. 
      In a skillet, heat a few tablespoons of oil, brown the chicken on both sides for 2-3 minutes. 
    3. When the chicken is done in the skillet, place into a prepared casserole dish. 
    4. Mix together cream cheese and ranch seasoning in a small bowl and spread evenly on top of the chicken. 
    5. Top the chicken with diced bacon, then shredded cheese. 
    6. Bake your cheesy ranch chicken for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cook through. 

Notes

Slow Cooker Instructions


Add the chicken and bacon into your slow cooker. Top with the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours or 2-3 hours on high. 

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Saralyn

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

My whole family loves this dish! Two things I do differently: 1) I brown the chicken in my cast iron skillet so I can pop it right in the oven instead of transferring to a baking dish, 2) I stir the cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and cheddar all together and then spread a blob of it on each piece of chicken. I think it's easier and comes out just as amazing. Thanks for a great recipe!

momma lew

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Thanks for sharing your tips!!!

Kathy

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Love the recipe, but had to guess at what to bake it at.,,????

momma lew

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

my apologies, the post has been updated.

Norma

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Sounds delicious,but where does the shredded chicken come from? It doesn't say anything about shredded chicken at first.You only talk about frying the thighs and place in casserole dish.Did I miss something. Would try this!

momma lew

Saturday 19th of October 2019

Thank you so much for seeing that typo!!! It is actually supposed to say shredded cheese!

Paula Pennachio

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Ive never seen a recipe like this. This looks amazing. I definitely want to try it

Julie Lundstrom

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

This looks like a recipe that the kids and I would like to have. I am going to give this recipe a try.

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