4 Ingredient Bacon Ranch Easy Chicken Bake
Do you need something quick and easy to make for dinner? Why not try the 4 ingredient Bacon Ranch Chicken Bake recipe? Doesn’t that sound delicious! All you need is one dish, four ingredients, 5 minutes to prep and it will be done in 35 to 40 minutes!
Kimber, the creator of this recipe, is a Mom, wife and blogger. She has 3 kids under five, her husband is in the Air Force and she is an engineer by trade. She loves to cook and eat! And she loves to create! Her website is full of yummy recipes, cute do-it-yourself crafts and even tips on starting you own blog. You'll want to take a peek at her blog, and chances are you'll stay a bit longer because there are so many great recipes that you will want to try.
Some examples of the delicious recipe creations she includes on her site are; a breakfast recipe with sausage, egg and cheese sliders with syrup glaze recipe, this is what you expect out of a breakfast, with lots of flavor to satisfy your empty stomach, this breakfast recipe is easy to make, and the glaze recipe brings it up another notch; a snack recipe great for the holidays, with Ranch Chex mix, this holiday treat will be your new favorite this year; a crock pot recipe with baked sweet potatoes, a fluffy, cooked sweet potato recipe that doesn't take long to prepare; a dinner dish recipe of broccoli and cheese, this baked creamy broccoli cheese soup over chicken is the best dinner you'll try this week!
To make this chicken recipe, you will need a baking pan, something around 11 inches by 7 inches will work, depending how many chicken breasts you are planning on making. Then trim the chicken and lay it in the baking dish. Spread some of the ranch dressing onto each of the chicken breasts and then top them with some bacon strips. You can use one strip of bacon cut in half for each piece of chicken, you can also use more bacon or less, whatever you prefer. Then put the chicken into a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven, and cook for approximately 25 to 35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked throughly and you see no pink. Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle on the shredded cheese over the top, and then put it back in the oven for three to five minutes, or until the cheese is melted. This chicken recipe is one the whole family will love.
Chicken is high in protein which can aid in the fight against bone loss. It is high in the mineral phosphorus that is beneficial to teeth and bones as well as the kidney, liver and central nervous system. It can also increase serotonin because of the tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid also found on turkey which boosts the mood. One amino acid you do not want high levels of is homocysteine as it can cause cardiovascular disease. Good thing eating chicken controls the levels of homocysteine in your body! And if that’s not enough, well it also contains the mineral selenium and vitamin B6 which aid the metabolism.
This is a protein packed dish as bacon is also a plentiful source of protein. You are sure to feel satisfied for hours after eating this chicken recipe. And cooking the bacon in the oven ensures you’re not getting any of those very unhealthy nitrates or nitrites as they come from charring and burning the bacon. If you've heard of omega 3 fatty acids, well those are present in bacon as well as high levels of many other vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, niacin, vitamin B12 and zinc. Who says bacon is unhealthy? The protein to fat ratio is 4 to 1, which is one of the highest of any meat.
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