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PW Wednesday: Ranch Style Chicken

This ranch style chicken features marinated chicken topped with bacon and melted cheese. Need I say more?

You guys. This is it. This is our LAST PW Wednesday post. This is so sad!! I can’t believe this is it.

I’m so happy to have done this with all the ladies. Seriously, I felt like it was a bonding moment for us whenever we emailed each other “could you find this ingredient?! wait, how are you going to modify feeding an army to feeding a normal family?!” Haha, it was really a lot of fun. I learned a lot and failed sometimes, but in the end, it was definitely worth all the calories and butter!

And speaking of calories and butter, Rachel picked a stupendous dish to see our way out this week! To be honest, I had my doubts. This was a fairly easy dish and it didn’t seem like much flavor was involved. So I’ll admit, at first I was like “meh” but seriously, how could I have done that when BACON slathered in CHEESE was involved? It had to be good.

Looking at the glass half full, I started to prep this dish and right off the bat, the marinade for it smelled AMAZING. Ok, I was sold. I had picked up some smokey chipotle paprika earlier in the day so I thought I’d replace that for the sweet paprika and red pepper flakes the recipe called for. Uh – best decision of my life.

Seriously, I feel that that seasoning MADE the entire dish. So folks – here’s some advice: use some smokey seasoning. It melded so well with the bacon and the marinade. My doubts were washed away with bacon grease. This dish was really good. I’m so glad Rachel chose it as our last dish, it definitely DID NOT disappoint!

Here were my minor modifications:

  • Replaced sweet paprika & red pepper flakes for smokey chipotle paprika
  • Used 3 large chicken breasts and sliced them in half for a total of 6 thinly sliced breasts

You can grab the recipe over at Rachel’s blog today as she’s hosting!

And don’t forget to check out Megan & Gina’s versions!!

Thanks so much for following us the past couple months as we dished out Pioneer Woman’s dishes! Y’all are the best! xoxo


  1. 07/25/2012 at 6:09 am

    Love the changes that you made, that smoky chipotle paprika sounds dreamy! I’ve really enjoyed this series too and seeing all your takes on PW’s recipes :)

  2. 07/25/2012 at 7:01 am

    I’m glad this one turned out – it truly could have been a giant fail of a final recipe lol

  3. 07/25/2012 at 7:16 am

    Uh, these sound AMAZING! love your use of smokey chipotle paprika, too – i bet that gave such a grew flavor!

  4. 07/25/2012 at 8:13 am

    So sad you guys are done with the series but I really enjoyed them! I think this one might be my favorite though! I mean that cheesy-bacon goodness is just killing me here!

  5. 07/25/2012 at 9:24 am

    Seriously I’m sad you guys are done with PW Wednesdays. I keep putting off buying her book…. I think I NEED to get my copy now! This chicken looks amazing! Bacon anything has my name all over it!

  6. 07/25/2012 at 9:36 am

    This one was a surprise and a half!! I loved it. Rachel picked great – and your addition of the smokey chipotle -> freakin’ brilliant!

  7. 07/25/2012 at 9:43 am

    Looks delicious!

  8. 07/25/2012 at 9:48 am

    That cheesy chciken looks amazing…I mean wow, my family would gobble it up!

  9. 07/25/2012 at 10:32 am

    It’s going to be so sad not chatting about the recipes anymore! :( It was a good way to go out though. I totally agree with the smoky thing. Even just the smoked paprika I used made the flavors meld together so well. I bet the chipotle you had was even better!

  10. 07/25/2012 at 10:38 am

    So sorry I came in at the END of PW Wednesdays! Waa! But glad I was able to catch this guy! Looks soooo good! I’m looking for good recipes to cook on a cabin weekend with my Mom coming up and this is def a contender! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. 07/25/2012 at 11:27 am

    I’ll miss these PW posts but will NEVER stop coming back to TableforTwo for all your other yummy recipes. This ranch style chicken… too die for. Love flavorful chicken dinner like this.

  12. 07/25/2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love this recipe! I’ve made it a zillion times, but I’ll have to try it with your switch-ups!:)

  13. 07/25/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Grabbing this recipe and making soon – looks amazing!

  14. 07/25/2012 at 2:28 pm

    BACON AND CHEESE! Sign me up, and I will be right over, across the country for this. Apparently I need to eat bacon today because I am now craving it, thanks!

  15. 07/25/2012 at 2:45 pm

    Woah. This is my kind of chicken! I love it – all the flavors going on!! Cheesy, cheesy goodness!!!

  16. 07/25/2012 at 3:29 pm

    Love the sound of this! Can’t believe the series is over, I have loved the modifications and adaptations you guys have given!!

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  18. 07/25/2012 at 6:32 pm

    Daaaaaaaaaaayummmm! Serve me UP.

  19. 07/25/2012 at 8:11 pm

    I loved this series, all you ladies’ honesty was refreshing and fun! This chicken looks delicious too!

  20. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
    07/25/2012 at 10:01 pm

    This looks incredible! Love all these flavors! Great choice to end the PW series with!

  21. 07/26/2012 at 10:02 am

    This looks so ridiculously good.

  22. 07/26/2012 at 10:24 am

    This looks like the perfect summer dinner!

  23. 07/26/2012 at 12:11 pm

    Ok, sorry I am TRYING to catch up on commenting on the blogs! ;) Trying to get my life back in order! Not too easy! Haha, but this recipe looks awesome! And Im sad its the last PW :( Next adventure you guys embark on, I would love to join in on! :D Love your modifications!

  24. 07/26/2012 at 7:46 pm

    Aw, I’ve loved reading your PW posts! This chicken looks soo good! You can never go wrong with bacon and cheese!

  25. 07/27/2012 at 4:06 am

    This dish looks so savory and delicious!

  26. 07/29/2012 at 7:20 pm

    I think I may have drooled a little. This looks ridiculous.

  27. 07/31/2012 at 3:31 pm

    That close up! Oh my gosh. This looks wonderful. But to be honest, what I really want now, instead of chicken, is bacon smothered in cheese. Your pictures just make it look irresistible. :)

  28. 01/15/2013 at 2:46 pm

    Oh I wish I had that seasoning because I want to make this for dinner tonight!! I’m going to wing it without it!


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