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Baked Ranch Chicken

This CHEESY BAKED RANCH CHICKEN is the low carb dinner of your dreams! It’s so easy to make this keto baked chicken – just top with creamy ranch, cheddar, and bacon. We sprinkle cherry tomatoes and green onions over the top before serving.

piece of chicken topped with cheddar, bacon, and tomatoes on white plate.

Who else could use an easy keto baked chicken recipe?

Probably all of us, because let’s be real…the same old chicken night after night gets pretty darn boring.

Remember my bruschetta chicken? This one is just as easy and flavorful!

But now I’m coming at you with this baked ranch chicken.

You won’t believe how simple it is! Plus, the chicken turns out so juicy and flavorful thanks to the way we cook it.

And the fact that it’s smothered in cheddar and bacon doesn’t hurt things either. 😉

Whenever we serve up a cheesy main dish, we like to keep the sides more simple. We served this with our charred green beans this time around, but it’s also good with sauteed broccoli.

How to:

We’re going to make this keto baked chicken extra juicy and moist by smothering it in seasoned mayonnaise before baking.

Don’t worry – even the mayo haters will enjoy this recipe. It doesn’t taste like mayo and it mostly just melts away leaving a juicy, flavorful chicken.

We’ve been using Thrive Market for a lot of our keto shopping. It’s a membership site, much like Costco, with a huge keto section with great prices.

For keto mayo, we recommend this avocado oil mayo. For keto ranch, we recommend Primal Palate. Of course, Hellman’s and Hidden Valley are just fine if you’re not as focused on ingredients. 🙂

chicken in baking dish smothered with cheddar, bacon, and tomatoes.

Once your chicken is coated in the mayo mixture, sprinkle on some cheddar, and pop it in the oven until it’s cooked through.

Top it all off with crumbled bacon, halved cherry tomatoes, and sliced green onions.

This cheddar ranch chicken is seriously easy, but just look at all that flavor!

The whole family loves this one.

chicken breast topped with cheese and bacon on plate with green beans.

How long should you bake chicken at 375?

We’re baking these boneless skinless chicken breasts at 375 for 30-40 minutes. The best way to tell when chicken is done is to use a thermometer.

We use and highly recommend this instant read thermometer. I love that it’s magnetic. We keep ours on the side of the fridge so it’s easy to find and grab when we need it.

These also make great gifts!

piece of chicken topped with cheese in baking dish.

Substitutions:

Mayonnaise: Sub fat free Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise.

Ranch Seasoning: Swap out the packaged stuff for homemade! Use the seasonings from my keto ranch dressing instead.

easy baked chicken topped with cheese and bacon.

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chicken in baking dish smothered with cheddar, bacon, and tomatoes.

Baked Ranch Chicken

This baked ranch chicken is so moist and flavorful! Plus, it's quick, easy, and the whole family enjoys it. No one will even realize it's low carb.

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons diced green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place each chicken breast between two layers of plastic wrap and pound them out to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper and place in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Add the mayonnaise and ranch seasoning to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Spread the mayonnaise evenly over the chicken. Top with the cheddar.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle the chicken with the bacon, tomatoes, and green onions before serving.

Notes

You may sub nonfat Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise, if desired.

Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature for 165 degrees.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1581mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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6 thoughts on “Baked Ranch Chicken”

  1. On my computer, it seems that the amounts of mayonnaise and ranch dressing seasoning are missing from the recipe!! Have I overlooked something? I can’t find those measurements anywhere in the blog. I know the measurements will be relative to the amount of servings one would be preparing. The written recipe is for 4 (four) chicken breasts. I just need a starting place as I have never used mayonnaise to cook chicken before and I don’t know how much to coat the chicken with!! Thanks for your help and your efforts on a BEAUTIFUL and USEFUL website!!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Susan! The amounts are there, but they’re linked to the products I used. If you turn off the ad blocker on your browser you’ll be able to see the full recipe and anything else missing from the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Do you have a cookbook with these recipes.With all the advertisements it makes it a little hard to make.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Terry! I’m sorry that you’re finding the ads distracting. We try to keep them as minimal as possible. I do have some ebooks with recipes in them, but not all recipes are in books. You can find the books here: https://thatlowcarblife.com/store/ Alternately, you can hit the print recipe when you’re ready to cook and either print the recipe out or just use the print page to cook off of – it’s less distracting because the ads are removed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Karly, greetings from New Zealand. Yes, somebody in New Zealand follows your blog. We made the Baked Ranch Chicken yesterday and it was delicious. Thank you for coming up with so many nice recipes. A question: would it be possible to also give metric measurements in your recipes?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Ans! So glad you’re enjoying the recipes! Unfortunately, I don’t have the metric measurements, but there are lots of online converters out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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