Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

These cheesy chicken breasts make the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner. The ranch seasoning is optional...but how could you not...

INGREDIENTS
4 

slices thick-cut bacon

4 

boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tsp. 

ranch seasoning

1 1/2 c. 

shredded mozzarella 

Chopped chives, for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS
  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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