This bacon crusted chicken is an easy one pan meal that requires minimal prep. Served with delicious ranch potatoes, this family meal is loaded with flavor and a breeze to make.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for meals that cut down on clean up time, especially in the week! This delicious one pan meal is a life saver with little prep and even less clean up!
How to Make Cheesy Bacon Crusted Chicken
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe for the full instructions!
Prep: Preheat the oven and spray a casserole dish with non stick spray.
Combine: Toss the potatoes in oil an seasoning.
Bake the potatoes: Cook the potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes. Stir in the corn and toss to combine.
Add the chicken: Place the chicken in the pan next to the potatoes and add the cheeses and bacon.
Finish: Bake the dish in the oven until the chicken is cooked through.
Baked Chicken with Cheese and Bacon
We all know the saying, bacon makes everything better! This bacon crusted chicken is cooked to perfection and is full of texture and flavor. The salty bacon cuts through the creamy cheese and makes this a winning chicken dinner.
How do you know when the chicken is cooked?
The chicken will take around 25 minutes to cook through depending on the thickness of the breast. If you have an instant read thermometer, the internal temperature should register at 165F. If you don’t have a thermometer you can check the chicken by cutting in in half and making sure there is no pink.
How do you reheat this dish?
I prefer to serve Bacon Crusted Chicken as soon as it is cooked, but if you have leftovers they can be stored up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat the whole dish in the oven and cover it with foil so that the top doesn’t burn. Cook it at 325F for around 25 minutes until heated through.
Take care to only reheat the chicken once.
Tips and Recipe Notes
- Be sure to grease your dish before adding the ingredients so that nothing sticks to the pan.
- Add some extra veggies to this meal like creamed spinach or sauteed leeks.
- Use an instant read thermometer to check that the chicken is cooked through. It should register at 165F.