Ranch Greek Yogurt Chicken with Bacon and Cheese {GF, High Protein, Low Fat}

This Ranch Greek Yogurt Chicken is topped with turkey bacon and cheese for a quick and easy weeknight meal that is healthy and delicious! Great for kids and adults.

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 You know what I was thinking about the other day?

No, not pecans wearing birthday hats (if you’re confused, see this Strawberry Freeze for a little ‘splainin)

I was thinking that marriage is kind of a really weird concept.

It’s like hey-I’ve-known-you-only-9-months-which-is-about-.000079-of-my-life-and-5-months-of-that-was-via-skype-but-let’s-live-together-forever-and-I’ll-even-let-you-move-me-to-a-whole-new-country-and-hey-we-may-as-well-even-move-the-farthest-away-possible-from-my-family-who-I-have-lived-with-for-22-years-and-have-never-been-apart-from.

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Yes, that was long, there was a lot of hyphens and some of those parts may or may not have been “me” specific – like the only knowing each other 9 months, with 5 months via skype (again, clarification can be found with this Ice Cream) and the whole moving to a different country thing, but it’s WEIRD right?

But, it’s also totally Biblical, which makes it awesome. Especially because it’s like getting to have permanent sleepovers with your best friend.

Except sometimes, those sleepovers aren’t really that awesome. Like when your husband proceeds to steal the covers on purpose all night.

And, he makes your dog poke you in back all night with her paws, and then pretends that she is totally doing it on her own, and he is in no way making it happen. All the while, he is laughing like a crazy person which doesn’t really help the believe-ability of his story.

Not that I know anything about those last two bits.

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How-ev-er I might be a little bit tired this morning and it may or may not have to do with aforementioned last 2 bits.

And, due to being tired, I didn’t want to cook. But, I’m a food blogger….I kinda have to do it. Whomp Whomp.

Although, I did debate just eating a back of popcorn and watching “Marriage Bootcamp.”

Sidenote: Have you seen this show? It makes me and the huberoni feel like we have the most functional marriage ever. Best.

Anyway. This chicken came together because:

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  1. I was too tired to think and be creative. Cheese and bacon make everything better right? So together? No way it could fail. Which means no way that I would have to use my brain.
  2. I had ranch powder left over and I didn’t know what to do with it.
  3. I was too lazy to put on real pants and go to the grocery store.
  4. I like chicken.

The end.

Well, not really the end, but the-strange-man-that-I-call-hubs and I loved this guys.

So much so that I decided it would be a wise life choice to be lazy and never go to the grocery store, and only make food out of whatever I have in my pantry.

Up next: Dog kibble crusted chicken breasts!

I’m kidding. Scruffy (our puppy) doesn’t share.

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Andddd you’re probably pretty relieved about that.

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Ranch Greek Yogurt Chicken with Bacon and Cheese {GF, High Protein, Low Fat}
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Reduced-fat Buttermilk
  • ½ Tbsp Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing powdered mix
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt/pepper
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1-2 Slice of turkey bacon (depending how bacon-y you want it)
  • ½ Cup Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Combine the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, ranch powder, garlic powder and pinch of salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the bowl and cover with the yogurt mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a small baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. Lightly spray a medium pan with cooking spray and heat on med/high heat. Cook the bacon until golden and crispy, about 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel and blot off any fat.
  5. Place the chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, covering with all the yogurt mixture, and then topping with the grated cheese.
  6. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Crumble the cooked bacon on top and DEVOUR

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Taylor!

    You’re right. Gorgeous recipe.

    Bacon + Cheddar = true love always!

    And you have a puppy. Although, I’m kind of sick of sleeping with my dachshunds….talk about blankets hogs!! Their just bed hogs!!!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Right! Such a good combo! Haha that’s too funny about your dachshunds! Puppies are so funny! Happy Friday Laura!

  2. says

    I love the sleepover bits of marriage but would be much happier if we could have I Love Lucy style beds. I need my own space and covers! And I also need some of this chicken. It looks and sounds fantastic!

  3. says

    hehe, I love your thoughts on marriage. I’ll have to check out that show! I’d like to look like a stellar wife and say ‘see! at least I don’t act like her!’ hehe!

    Love your chicken! I adore ranch!

  4. says

    kicking myself for being half way through the last yogurt in the fridge! this would have made a killer lunch. and has someone who just moved to the middle of nowhere to be with her man, it is totally worth it!!! yay for slumber parties every night!!! but yeah, boo for blanket stealers :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Time to go to the store!! :) There’s always tomorrow!
      I’m glad you get it! Boo to blanket stealers FO SHO!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thanks Christine! Greek yogurt makes everything better – I’m convinced! Right back at ya girlfriend!

  5. says

    Oh man…great post – I laughed out loud several times! The chicken looks mighty tasty! But yes…I super sympathize with not wanting to put on real pants to go out in public, and ALSO with the dog paws in the back all night (ugh!).

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha I’m glad you enjoyed my random thoughts!
      Real pants and dog paws are the worst. #firstworldproblems! Happy Friday CakePants!

  6. says

    Yep. This gorgeous-looking chicken is so going on my dinner menu for next week. All you have to say is bacon and cheese and I’m sold. I’m considering not sharing this chicken when I make it, just because it looks that amazing. :D pinned and have a great weekend, Taylor!

  7. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says

    I am started to develop a slight addiction to Greek yogurt – I’ve been putting that shiz on everything – well, almost everything! Never thought of using it to coat chicken with! Thanks for the idea Taylor!!

  8. says

    Marriage is a rather odd concept….I pick YOU to never-ever-leave-your-side-and-always-annoy-you-and-love-you-at-the-same-time!

    This chicken is calling my name….cheese and bacon for a weeknight meal that I don’t feel like cooking sounds ah-mazing!

  9. says

    This looks so decadent and delicious. I’m always so impressed with how you make the most decadent meals more low-cal! All your delicious recipes are making me antsy to get back to the US to start cooking and baking again! Pinned :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha well thank you girlfriend! I’m pretty sure once you get back, you’ll wish you weren’t back! Haha! Enjoy all those tasty goodies over there!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha thank you Julie! I’d like to think it’s pretty darn cute! And thanks for the chicken love and pin girlfriend! :) You rock!

  10. says

    Hahaha Asheley steals the covers all the time! Luckily I don’t mind all that much since I can pretty much sleep through anything.

    This is a great looking meal! Ranch/bacon/cheese is a pretty powerful combo!

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