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Keto Crack Chicken (Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken)

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


This Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Recipe (a.k.a Keto Crack Chicken Recipe) is made with juicy, perfectly seasoning chicken breasts, stuffed with a rich mixture of cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, bacon and green onions. It is loaded with flavor, but easy to make. It only calls for 7 main ingredients and can be ready in just over 30 minutes.


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  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil (I use this brand) code kyndraholley for $5 off
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons ranch dressing (get my recipe here)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crisp and chopped, divided
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Generously season the chicken breasts on both sides. Cut lengthwise slits into each of the chicken breasts to create a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot and the butter is melted, add the chicken breasts to the pan and sear until golden brown and slightly caramelized on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove the chicken from the pan. (It will not be fully cooked during this stage.)
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, garlic, half of the cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, and half of the green onions. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Stuff the cream cheese mixture into the pockets in the chicken breasts. Spread any remaining mixture on top of the chicken breasts. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking dish.
  5. Top the chicken with the remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  6. Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions before serving.


  • Net carbs per serving: 2.5g
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: You can reheat this cheesy bacon ranch chicken in the microwave, oven, on the stovetop or even in an air fryer.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Chicken Recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 375
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Protein: 36g

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