Usually when you taste an amazing chicken recipe, your first thought is that it must be so hard to make. That is so far from the truth. Our Ranch Chicken is simple and easy with very little prep time.
The crispy outside coating with seasoning adds so much extra flavor. Take that first cut into the ranch chicken and you will see how moist the chicken is on the inside.
This recipe is one of our family favorites. When our mom made this chicken for us while we were growing up, there were never any leftovers. It is so easy to make and tastes amazing.
And if you love our Ranch Chicken, be sure to try our delicious Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos. They are kid approved!
Good substitute for chicken breasts in this recipe
No chicken breasts on hand? Don’t even worry. You can also use other cuts of chicken and this recipe will still taste just as great.
We have often used chicken breast tenders or chicken cutlets. They are thinner than your regular chicken breasts, so the cooking time will need to be reduced. Keep a close eye on them.
If your chicken breasts are really thick, slice them in half lengthwise so they are more like a chicken cutlet. They will also cook faster when sliced in half.
We have had some of our readers say that they have tried this coating mixture on their pork chops. The end result was amazing. So that is another option you could try if you are out of chicken.
best baking dish for ranch chicken
We like to use a glass 9 x 13 inch baking dish for our Ranch Chicken. We lightly spray it with non stick cooking spray and it works great.
If we double or triple this Ranch Chicken recipe for a family party, we will line a 13 x 18 inch cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray it with non stick cooking spray. Then we will lay all of the chicken breasts on this sheet.
You could easily cook it in 2 9 x 9 inch pans. Whatever you have on hand that will fit all of your chicken breasts will be great. This recipe is so easy and convenient and gives you some flexibility.
substitute for corn flakes
This recipe is great for using ingredients you may or may not have on hand. No corn flakes? Don’t worry. You can find some easy substitutes and the Ranch Chicken will still taste great.
Crushed Ritz crackers gives Ranch Chicken a buttery flavor with a little crunch. It’s simple to crush them in a bag and use in place of the corn flakes.
Panko breadcrumbs or seasoned breadcrumbs are also a good substitute for corn flakes. They add a delicious flavor too.
how to make ranch chicken
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Crush the corn flakes. We poured the corn flakes in a food storage bag and crushed them with a rolling pin.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix the crushed corn flakes, shredded Parmesan cheese, and ranch dressing mix together until well combined.
- Dip the thawed chicken breasts in the melted butter, and then roll in the corn flake mixture.
- Place coated chicken in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan or any baking sheet that you have. You can also line the pan with foil.
- Bake for about 40 – 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the coating starts to brown.
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more delicious chicken recipes for dinner
We love having chicken for dinner. It’s a family favorite. Here are some popular family chicken recipes:
- Cashew Chicken
- Lattice Top Chicken Stew
- Copycat Chicken Madeira
- Baked Hawaiian Chicken
- Baked Honey Lime Chicken Tenders