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Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

Baked Cracked Chicken Breast, also called Farm Chicken with Bacon, is a delicious and creamy dish loaded with cheese and bacon. It’s hard to believe that Cracked Chicken is also Low Carb and Keto Friendly!

Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

WHAT IS CRACK CHICKEN?

Crack Chicken is a deliciously creamy combination of chicken, bacon, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning. This family-friendly, make-ahead meal is a great weeknight dinner, but also perfect for a weekend crowd.

Looking for an easy baked chicken recipe? YOU GOT IT! Just hit print because this cracked-out chicken is what your Monday needs. Need an Instant Pot version? Hop on over to my recipe for Instant Pot Crack Chicken.

WHAT in the heck is “Crack” Chicken, you ask? Well, according to the internetS, this recipe got its name because ranch chicken is addictive… just like crack. Basically what happened in this meal is that everything good found its way in one dish and everyone approved.

And you won’t believe just how easy this is to make.

Ranch Cream Cheese topped chicken breasts

HOW TO MAKE BAKED CRACK CHICKEN BREASTS

  • We start with frying our bacon until crispy.
  • Remove cooked bacon from skillet. Keep bacon grease in the skillet and add the chicken breasts to cook just until browned on both sides; about 2 to 3 minutes per side. When done, transfer chicken breasts to a baking dish.
  • Prepare the cream cheese by adding a tablespoon of ranch seasoning to it. I make my own ranch seasoning, but you can also use store-bought. Mix it up well and then spread a couple tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast.

Ranch Cream Cheese

  • Top with cooked bacon and cheese; bake in a 400F preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Baked Chicken with cheese

All in all, you will need about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Besides, how can anyone not want this? Starting with the fact that it’s made with crispy bacon and ranch flavored cream cheese, and ending with the fact that it’s going to have that golden, melty cheese on top. ALSO, LOW CARB and KETO.

Friends, git ‘er done!

MAKE AHEAD CRACK CHICKEN

  • Assemble everything in the baking dish, but don’t bake. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.
  • Remove wrap and bake as directed.

HOW TO FREEZE CRACK CHICKEN

  • Transfer cooled crack chicken to an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to serve, remove from freezer the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Reheat and serve.

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Crack Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 (1-pound, total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
FOR THE RANCH CREAM CHEESE
  • 4- ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, white or yellow – I use a little of both
FOR GARNISH
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • sliced green scallions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add in diced bacon; cook until crispy.
  4. Remove bacon from skillet and set aside. DON’T discard bacon fat.
  5. Return skillet to heat and add vegetable oil to the remaining bacon fat.
  6. Pound chicken breasts to a 1/4-inch thickness and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  7. Add chicken breasts to the hot oil – you may have to do this in batches if skillet isn’t big enough – and cook chicken breasts for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Flip over the chicken breasts, add butter, and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  9. Remove chicken breasts from skillet and arrange in previously prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  10. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, dill weed, and chives; mix until thoroughly combined. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. *You can also just stir in 1 tablespoon of store-bought ranch seasoning.
  11. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Spread to coat the surface of each chicken breast.
  12. Take half of the bacon and add on top of the cream cheese.
  13. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the chicken breasts.
  14. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  15. Remove from oven.
  16. Garnish with remaining bacon, fresh parsley, and scallions.
  17. Serve

 

 

9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Baked Crack Chicken Breasts.Actually I haven’t done it yet, but he had to answer the sneaky Clink. If you carefully read the recipe, turn the chicken after 10 minutes and cook for at least another 15 minutes. Also, the directions are directed to a convection oven that cooks faster, and the appropriate temperature is also listed. Before attacking someone’s recipe and giving a low score, try to read it carefully.

  2. 5 stars
    Baked Crack Chicken Breasts AMAZING! I had tried a different cheesy chicken bacon recipe that Was just ok. I made this Crack Chicken tonight for dinner and it was sooooooo good! My husband has requested that I make enough for him to have 2 pieces next time! Awesome awesome AWESOME recipe!Baked Crack Chicken Breastsis an AMAZING recipe! I made a double batch and put some of it on Hawaiian rolls for a get together. Everyone kept saying “They really are like crack!” Two people even left the party and came back with more rolls! This is delicious and quite easy. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Baked Crack Chicken Breasts.Baked Cracked Chicken Breast, also called Farm Chicken with Bacon, is a delicious and creamy dish filled with cheese and bacon. It’s hard to believe that Broken Chicken is also Low Carb and Keto Friendly!Well, hurry to get dinner service, I’m a big (or even good) cook. The kids were moving around the kitchen, so I did this as a ‘lazy girl’. Cooked bacon and chicken as directed but chicken breast sliced ​​(goes further). In a locked bag of mixed cream cheese and gallons, the farm dressing threw chicken and crushed it all together. Poultry chicken is poured into a baking dish on chopped cauliflower. All topped with bacon, scallion and cheese. Cooked at 400F for 15 minutes. I would share a picture, but they all disappeared so fast! My husband said I should definitely make that dish again!UNBELIEVABLE! Just OK had tried different cheese chicken bacon recipe. I made this Crack Chicken for this dinner and it was sooooooo good! My husband wanted to do enough to have 2 next time! Awesome awesome AWESOME recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Baked Crack Chicken Breasts.Creamy and cheesy, tender and juicy drink apart from the baked crack chicken! Addictingly delicious, loaded with flavors and super easy to make!Easy cooked cracked chicken
    It is a hearty meat dish that can be easily made in less than an hour, including the time for preparing Chicken in the Oven. It also requires only a handful of materials to make.

    Yesterday, I was craving for my crack trio but my son wanted some baked chicken. So, there is a better solution to combine the two!

    In this final dish, the combination of cheese, farm and bacon complement the rather soft white meat. Since I used the oven for this, everything was simple. I put everything together and put it in the oven and that’s it!

    I must clean the kitchen while cooking in the oven. You know, this few minute wait was more productive and the housewife in me was happy!

    This is what I like to cook, I can even do multitasking for a short time. And while I was cooking this delicious dish, I enjoyed the aroma and heaven! Try it, you will fall in love with this dish!

    What is a cracked chicken?
    The farm is made of white meat cooked with bacon and cheese. It’s called “crack” because it’s so addictive, delicious and super delicious!

    In this recipe, white meat is covered with a combination of three ingredients plus mayonnaise, garlic and sea salt. Then, before cooking, topped with a generous stack of cheese and bacon.

    This dish is very satisfying, but can you believe it is also low in carbohydrates?

  5. 5 stars
    HEALTHY SLOW COOKER CRACK CHICKEN
    Healthy Slow Cooker Crack Chicken – the ultimate family-friendly creamy chicken recipe topped with bacon yummy smoky flavor. Oh!!
    healthy crack chicken in slow cooker with wooden spoon
    Have you ever browsed the recipes on Pinterest and get constantly drawn by something that looks incredibly delicious? only then can you be disappointed with the very caloric content that will shrink your syns allowance for the day.
    Cracked chicken is a popular dish on this side of the Atlantic in the USA and Canada, and I regularly see it being made in the Instant Pot community on facebook.
    After I finally welded some lean back bacon (it’s hard to find where I live in Canada), I set myself the task of creating my own low syn healthy version of Slow Cooker Crack Chicken, and oh my good.This keto crack chicken is one of the dishes that will please almost everyone, even if it is not low carbs, so it is perfect for the family. Try with me! I bet you will do it over and over like me.

    WHAT IS CRACK CHICKEN?
    Cracked chicken is basically a creamy grated chicken made with cream cheese, barn, bacon and cheddar.

    This easy-crack chicken recipe is similar to crack dip, but we use farm seasonings instead of farm sauces. This creates a stronger farm flavor without making chicken much soup. And of course, unlike this dip, chicken is the main ingredient.

    Many crack chicken recipes use farm seasoning packs, but all kinds of strange ingredients are filled with starch, preservatives, and sometimes even sugar. There is no reason to do this because you can easily make your own cracked chicken spice!

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