These cheesy chicken breasts make the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner. The ranch seasoning is optional...but how could you not...
slices thick-cut bacon
boneless skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped chives, for garnish
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, flipping once, until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the skillet.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Return skillet to medium-high heat, add chicken and cook until golden and just cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.
- Reduce heat to medium and sprinkle chicken with ranch seasoning and top with mozzarella. Cover the skillet and cook, until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
- Crumble and sprinkle bacon and chives on top before serving.
Serve with some veggies or a green side salad to complete your easy mid week meal