Crispy Ranch Chicken Is an Easy Recipe

Crispy Ranch Chicken and side salad


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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 22 mins
Total: 32 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 chicken breasts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
320 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 377mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Crispy Ranch chicken is made with buttermilk ranch dressing mix, that adds a rich yet mild flavor to boneless skinless chicken breasts. This super simple recipe can be made by anyone—even people who have never cooked before! 

You do need to follow a few rules for food safety. Always be careful with raw meat in the kitchen. Chicken can harbor bacteria, so it must be handled in a special way. Always wash your hands after touching raw chicken. Never rinse it before use; bacteria on the chicken can aerosolize and spread around your kitchen. And cook the chicken to 165 F as tested with a meat thermometer.

Having said all that, don't be scared! Just use a little care and you can make this recipe successfully.

Serve this tasty and moist chicken with some steamed asparagus or green beans, and a green salad tossed with sliced mushrooms. Iced tea or white wine would be a great accompaniment. Some simple cookies would be a wonderful dessert.


  • 2/3 cup purchased dried bread crumbs

  • 1 (2/5​-ounce) package buttermilk ranch salad dressing

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine bread crumbs and salad dressing mix in shallow dish. Place sour cream in another dish. Dip boneless, skinless chicken breasts in sour cream to coat well. Roll coated chicken in bread crumbs, pressing to coat.

  3. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 19 to 24 minutes until chicken registers 160 F on a meat thermometer.