CHEESY RANCH CHICKEN IN A RED SKILLET
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Cream Cheese Chicken with Bacon

A rich and creamy cheesy sauce pairs so well with chicken breast.  This Cream Cheese Chicken with Bacon will be a family favorite.  Serve it with mashed cauliflower and green beans for a complete meal.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken for dinner, gluten free, recipe for cream cheese chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 596kcal
Author Jennifer Banz

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise and season each side with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and let drain on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan.
  • In the same skillet over medium high heat add the chicken breast. Cook the breasts on each side until they are cooked through and an internal temperature thermometer reads 165F. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat of the skillet to medium and add in the chicken broth. Use a spatula to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add in the seasonings and let cook for a few minutes. Now add in the cream cheese and sitr until completely melted.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and the bacon. Add the chicken breast back to the pan and serve.

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Notes

  • Be sure to remove all but 2 tablespoons of the grease from the pan or your cheesy bacon sauce will be greasy.

Nutrition

Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sugar: 3g