Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Recipe

This Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Recipe is juicy and tender with the most amazing two ingredient sauce!

This Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Recipe is juicy and tender with the most amazing two ingredient sauce!pinterestI’ve been making this outrageously delicious grilled chicken over and over again, and it’s perfect every single time. I can’t wait for you to give it a try too.

JUICY Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe:

  • Just like my Juicy Baked Chicken recipe, we’re going to start by pounding the chicken breasts into an even thickness.
  • Drizzle with either olive oil or avocado oil, then season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Grill over medium-high heat (about 375 degrees F) for about 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and loosely tent with foil for about 5 minutes, allowing the chicken to rise in temperature to 165 degrees F.

To get ultra juicy grilled chicken breast, make sure you pound the chicken to an even thickness before grilling.

Bacon Ranch Sauce for Chicken

It’s not hard to see why this chicken recipe is loved by all. I mean, it’s filled with crispy bacon, creamy ranch dressing and juicy grilled chicken… it’s simple, yet majorly delicious.

  • Start by cutting up your bacon into bite-size pieces and crisping up in a skillet.
  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease and then pour in a quality ranch dressing.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir to incorporate the two ingredients, then add in your chicken breasts and coat with the sauce.

Simple two ingredient Bacon Ranch Sauce for grilled chicken is a MUST TRY recipe!

Which Ranch Dressing Should I Use?

You should use your favorite brand of ranch dressing, but keep in mind, a high quality dressing will yield a better sauce consistency. Personally I use a refrigerated brand of ranch dressing that’s pretty thick and creamy.

How To Get Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts:

Here are my top 3 tips for making sure you achieve a JUICY grilled chicken breast, every time.

  1. Pound the Chicken to an Even Thickness – place your chicken breast between two sheets of parchment paper and use a heavy rolling pin or pan to pound the chicken to an even thickness. The natural shape of the chicken breast is a teardrop, with a thicker, meatier portion at the bottom of the tear drop. If the chicken breast is not an even thickness before grilling, you’ll have to cook it longer to get that thicker portion to a safe 165 degrees F, resulting in the thinner portion being over-cooked and dry.
  2. Drizzle with Oil – with the high heat of the grill, you’ll want to make sure your chicken is coated with a thin layer of oil so the chicken does not want to stick. This also helps give the chicken breast a nice golden brown color and helps lock in those juices!
  3. Let it Rest – once you’ve reached the proper internal temperature (160 degrees F) remove the chicken from the grill and let rest under a sheet of foil for about 5 minutes. The temperature of the chicken will continue to rise up to the safe zone (165 degrees F), while allowing the juices inside the chicken to redistribute.

Toss the chicken in the bacon ranch sauce and then slice and serve!

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead of Breasts?

Yes! You can definitely swap out the chicken breasts for chicken thighs. I would recommend using boneless, skinless chicken thighs with this recipe.

In fact, you could even use a boneless pork chop in this recipe too!

Super easy Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe!

What To Serve With Bacon Ranch Chicken:

I’m confident you’re going to LOVE this super easy weeknight dinner recipe as much as we do.

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Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Recipe

Super easy Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe!

This super easy Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Recipe is juicy, tender and topped with a quick two ingredient sauce.

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 strips, thick cut bacon
  • 3/4 cup prepared ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 375 degrees F).
  2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of parchment paper and use a heavy rolling pin or pan to pound chicken to an even thickness. Drizzle chicken with oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides.
  3. Grill chicken for about 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile cut bacon into bite-size pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain off all but 1 tbsp of grease and return pan and bacon to stove top. Turn heat to low and add in ranch dressing, stirring to form a sauce.
  5. Add the grilled chicken to the pan and coat with sauce, letting simmer for a minute or two. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Keywords: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Ranch, Sauce, Chicken Breast

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
6 Responses
  1. Nancy

    Looks delicious but I make my own Ranch dressing…actually I make all my dressings as I don’t care for the bottled stuff. Think it will work?

  2. CTy

    Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!! I will be adding this to my dinner menu rotation.
    But I will also be adding this to my Emergency Food Recipes (you know dinners for that dazzle’em at unexpected potluck invites or impromptu “why don’t you come by for dinner tonight?”) Paired with a rotisserie chicken (or two) and I have just doubled the aces up my sleeve!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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