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Ranch Style Chicken

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 12


  • 6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/2 C Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 3 Tbsp reserved bacon grease
  • 2 C sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded


  • Cut chicken breasts in half to form two fairly equally sized pieces. Use a meat mallet to adjust the thickness of each piece as necessary.
  • In a large bowl, combine honey, mustard, paprika (or cayenne), salt and red pepper flakes. Whisk until combined. Add chicken to bowl, coat well. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Cook bacon until just crispy. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare grill or large pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken on each side for 3-5 minutes. When chicken is nearly done, top off with 2 slices of bacon and a mound of shredded cheese. Cook until chicken is cooked through and cheese is completely melted.


Recipe source: The Pioneer Woman Cooks - Food From My Frontier