Chicken Bacon Ranch Protein Bowl

Steph Wagner

July 28, 2021

Chicken Bacon Ranch Protein Bowl

 

chicken bacon ranch protein bowl on bariatric food coach

 

Bariatric friendly protein bowl using diced chicken, turkey bacon, Greek yogurt, seasonings and cheese

For a recipe packed with protein, use a package of turkey bacon and a pound of chicken! That is one way to take the protein content to the next level.

Bariatric surgery patients have a few things to like about this style of a recipe. We already touched on the protein power punch but the fact that it is diced means it’s easier to focus on small bites, cooks and reheats quickly and can easily be divided into smaller portioned meals for quick lunches or dinners later.

Another thing I like about this recipe is that you can swap the vegetable out for something else or skip the vegetable and eat them on the side. I used diced zucchini for my version but would eat this will bell peppers or broccoli too.

 

chicken bacon ranch protein bowl on bariatric food coach

Chicken Bacon Ranch Protein Bowl

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Diced chicken and turkey bacon with seasonings and Greek yogurt for a creamy chicken dish. Add vegetables as desired.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless, skinless, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 package turkey bacon diced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt 0% fat, plain
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dill dried
  • 2 medium zucchini diced, optional
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar 2%

Instructions

  • Start by dicing chicken and turkey bacon. Heat a large skillet or wok to medium high heat. Add chicken and bacon. Season with salt and pepper and cook until chicken is 160 F.
  • Remove from skillet to a large mixing bowl. Add seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, dill) and Greek yogurt. Mix well.
  • Meanwhile add zucchini or any other vegetables to the skillet/wok and cook until desired doneness. Add chicken mixture back to the pan and add cheese. Stir to blend in cheese. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Bacon Ranch Protein Bowl
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 770mg22%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 376IU8%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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