The Menu Mama recipes
Ranch Style Chicken
1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup honey
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoons salt
dash of crushed red pepper
boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 per person unless they are huge like ours were, the 4 of us shared 2 and had leftovers)
bacon, 3 slices per chicken breast
cheddar cheese, grated, a handful per breast
Whisk the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl.
Pound the chicken breasts to 1/2-3/4 inch thick and trim off excess fat.
Marinate the chicken in the sauce for 1-3 hours (covered in the refrigerator).
Fry the bacon, reserving the grease.
Preheat the oven to 400F. Heat some of the bacon grease and an equal amount of canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, a couple of minutes per side.
Place chicken on a baking sheet and cook in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, top with a handful of cheese and 3 pieces of bacon.
Return to oven and cook for 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted and bacon is sizzling.
Serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy!