Bacon. Chicken. Ranch. A manly combination.

Dad claims he used to be a chef in New York. He also claims he taught both Gordon Ramsay and Julia Child. Never mind that Gordon Ramsay trained in France and Julia child is old enough to be his mother. (And she also trained in France)…

But, I’ve got to say, dad can cook with the best of them. We never went out to restaurants growing up because, as dad put it, “why in the name of Bacon and eggs when I go to a place where you have to pay twice for my food? Once for the tip, and once for something that’s hardly an edible piece of cow skat. No thanks, I’ll just make my own grab and eat it while sitting in front of the tube watching Perry Mason.”

More importantly, no restaurant can cook like dad. That’s the honest truth.

Here’s a recipe he says has been in the family for at least 10 minutes (meaning, he made it up on the fly).



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Manly ranch chicken with bacon and bread crumbs
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Breadcrumb
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Breadcrumb
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon on the stovetop on low heat, flipping occasionally until crispy. Dry and let cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, chop into fine pieces in a food processor or blender and combine with the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Place the ranch in one bowl, dredge the thin chicken slices in the bowl, then coat with the bread crumb mixture.
  3. Using the same pan you cooked the bacon in (keeping the bacon grease in the pan), turn the unit on high. Sear the chicken, 2 minutes per side, then turn the heat on low and cook until done.
Recipe Notes

Dad recommends making your own bread crumbs because "why in the [censored] would I pay a store to do something I can do for myself, for cheaper, for healthier?"

Well, sometimes us "normal folks" are just lazy. If you do make your own breadcrumbs, toast in the toaster, then let sit for several hours to ensure the bread dries out enough. Dad actually used fresh bread and immediately chopped them up, so it won't hurt if you forget to air dry them.

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