– If you happen to occur to have some cooked bacon available, you possibly can skip the hen searing step if you want (like simply add the uncooked hen straight to a baking dish), however timing will must be elevated to compensate for not searing the hen within the skillet first.
– If you wish to make this recipe a bit lighter, do that: use solely half the cream cheese and/or use 2 massive hen breasts and minimize them in half lengthwise so you might have 4 thinner items of hen. You can additionally use much less bacon if you happen to completely have to… simply ensure that there’s sufficient that the fats leftover is sufficient to sear the hen in (I would say a minimum of 3 strips).
– Ranch seasoning and bacon are each salty, so be aware if you happen to’re watching your sodium consumption. You may all the time make your individual do-it-yourself ranch seasoning to manage the salt.
– Rooster is completed when an instantaneous learn meat thermometer reveals 165F within the thickest half. Its temperature will proceed to rise whereas resting, so if it is over 160F, you possibly can take it out of the oven and let it relaxation for five minutes or so earlier than consuming it.