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.
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. 😉
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Chicken Breast – I’m using boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. You’ll want to pound them out into even thickness so they cook evenly. You could also use boneless chicken thighs for this recipe.
Mayonnaise – I’d recommend trying out this keto avocado oil mayo! We love it, but any mayonnaise will work as long as it is low carb. I promise the chicken won’t taste like mayonnaise! What it will do is keep the chicken nice and moist so it doesn’t dry out when baking.
Ranch Seasoning – We also really love this garden ranch seasoning from Primal Palate! It’s a good quality ranch seasoning, but you can also use other brands like Hidden Valley.
Cheddar Cheese – Some freshly grated cheddar cheese will get nice and melty on the ranch chicken while it bakes.
Bacon – You’ll need some pre-cooked, crumbled bacon for this recipe. If you are trying to contain the mess and keep things simple try out this easy air fryer bacon recipe!
Tomatoes & Green Onions – Along with the bacon you’ll top the baked ranch chicken with some diced tomatoes and green onions just before serving!
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How To Make Baked Ranch Chicken:
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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.
Cheese: Try it with a different type of cheese like Parmesan or pepper jack!
Spice: Turn up the heat with some red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or even some diced jalapenos!
Chicken: You could use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. This would be tasty with pork chops too!
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. I’ve linked to my favorite instant read thermometer above! 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.
You can keep any leftover baked ranch chicken stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for about 3 days. It can be reheated in the oven or in the microwave.
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Baked Ranch Chicken
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Place each chicken breast between two layers of plastic wrap and pound them out to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.
- Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper and place in the prepared baking dish.
- Add the mayonnaise and ranch seasoning to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Spread the mayonnaise evenly over the chicken. Top with the cheddar.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Sprinkle the chicken with the bacon, tomatoes, and green onions before serving.