This Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe (a.k.a Keto Crack Chicken Recipe) is made with juicy, perfectly seasoned chicken breasts, stuffed with a rich mixture of cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, bacon and green onions. It is loaded with flavor, but easy to make. It only calls for 7 main ingredients and can be ready in just over 30 minutes.
Ingredients in Keto Crack Chicken
How to Make Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Generously season the chicken breasts on both sides.
STEP 2: Cut lengthwise slits into each of the chicken breasts to create a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through.
STEP 3: Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot and the butter is melted, add the chicken breasts to the pan and sear until golden brown and slightly caramelized on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove the chicken from the pan. (It will not be fully cooked during this stage.)
STEP 4: In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing (or ranch seasoning), garlic, half of the shredded cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, and half of the green onions. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
STEP 5: Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the pockets in the chicken breasts.
STEP 6: Spread any remaining mixture on top of the chicken breasts. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking dish.
STEP 7: Top the chicken with the remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
STEP 8: Garnish the cheesy bacon ranch chicken with remaining bacon and green onions before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Crack chicken is a recipe comprised of chicken breasts stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch dressing, and green onions?
Yes. You can definitely substitute chicken thighs, but I recommend using boneless, skinless thighs so that you can easily stuff them.
No, you can just spread the mixture on top of the chicken breasts before baking.
Crack chicken is made my seasoning chicken breasts and then pan-searing them and stuffing them with a delicious mixture of cheeses, bacon, ranch, and green onions.
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