Certainly! Here’s a recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 6-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 4-5 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or rosemary
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder on both sides.
- Cook the Bacon: Cook the bacon until crispy. Once done, crumble the bacon into small pieces and set aside.
- Layer the Potatoes: Grease a baking dish with cooking spray or a bit of oil. Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes on the bottom of the dish.
- Add Chicken: Place the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the potatoes.
- Add Bacon and Cheese: Sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the chicken, then cover everything with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Drizzle with Ranch Dressing: Drizzle the ranch dressing evenly over the cheese layer.
- Season: Sprinkle the dried thyme or rosemary over the top for added flavor.
- Layer Again: Create another layer of sliced potatoes on top of the cheese and dressing.
- Cover and Bake: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil or an oven-safe lid. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
- Broil (Optional): If you’d like a golden, crispy top, you can remove the foil during the last 5-10 minutes of baking and broil on high for a few minutes until the top is lightly browned and bubbly.
- Serve: Once done, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
This Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Bake is a hearty and flavorful dish that combines the deliciousness of chicken, bacon, cheese, and ranch dressing with the comforting texture of sliced potatoes. Enjoy it as a satisfying main course for lunch or dinner!