Ranch Chicken with Roasted Red Potatoes

My inspiration for this recipe came from my Kraft Food and Family magazine. I love any dinner with minimal work and maximum flavor.  A nice baked chicken and potato dinner hits the spot almost any night, right? 
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4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small bottle of Ranch dressing (the actual dressing in a bottle…not the powder kind)
6 slices of bacon (we used turkey bacon)
8-10 red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 cup Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
About one hour before you’re ready to start cooking (or earlier if you think of it), marinate the chicken in the entire bottle of Ranch dressing.  Refrigerate while marinating.
After the chicken is finished marinating, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Remove to a paper towel to drain.  Saute onion and potatoes in bacon drippings about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Chop reserved bacon into bits and add to onion and potato mixture.  Remove from heat.
Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish.  Remove chicken from marinade and place on top of the potatoes.  Discard the marinade.
Bake 30-35 minutes.  Top with cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Simple, simple, simple!  This recipe would also make a great potluck too.  Loved it!
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  • Anonymous May 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Were you supposed to boil the potatoes before hand? I even added an extra 15 minutes onto the bake time and the potatoes in the center were still crunchy. 🙁

  • Mix and Match Mama May 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Dear Anonymous, I'm so sorry your potatoes didn't turn out well :(. I did not boil the potatoes beforehand. I just added them and they cooked up just fine. Perhaps your potatoes were a tad larger than mine? I'm so sorry! I hate it when I make something and it doesn't turn out right! Uggg!! Love, Shay

  • Mix and Match Mama May 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Dear Anonymous, I'm so sorry your potatoes didn't turn out well :(. I did not boil the potatoes beforehand. I just added them and they cooked up just fine. Perhaps your potatoes were a tad larger than mine? I'm so sorry! I hate it when I make something and it doesn't turn out right! Uggg!! Love, Shay

  • Mickie P May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Or maybe you have to slice the potatoes thinner?

  • Aubs December 18, 2012 at 4:50 am

    this was SO GOOD!!! had it for dinner tonight and totally looking forward to left overs for lunch tomorrow! (and i'm not typically a left overs kinda girl but this? leftovers please!) =)

  • Melissa at Raised by Wolfs September 16, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Hi Shay,
    I made this tonight and it was SO GOOD! I have made many of your recipes, but this one is hands down my husband's new favorite. Thanks so much for helping to make life easier for this mama!