Skip to Content

Easy Ranch Chicken Recipe

This easy ranch chicken can be baked in the oven or cooked in an air fryer! Simple to make with only 4 ingredients! 

Ranch Chicken

Baked Ranch Chicken

HELLO easy 30 minute dinner idea! This recipe is incredibly simple to make and still loaded with flavor. All thanks to one secret ingredient! 

Can we talk about how important it is for something quick and easy for dinner? I have a go-to stash of my favorite recipes that I can toss together on those crazy busy nights. The ones that top the list have under 5 ingredients, take less than 30 minutes, and have minimal clean up. This ranch chicken falls firmly within all three of those categories! 

Lettuce

Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast: I find it best to either pound the chicken to be thinner, or slice in half lengthwise. This allows everything to cook more quickly and get that wonderfully delicious crispy exterior. 
  • Sour cream or mayonnaise: This is the one ingredient that can be easily substituted. We find that either sour cream or mayonnaise is best, but Greek yogurt is also a great option.
  • Ranch dressing mix: This is the powdered ranch dressing packets that you find in the salad dressing aisle of your local grocer. 
  • Breadcrumbs: You can stick with the classic variety, but we really enjoy the Italian seasoned variety.

How to make Ranch Chicken:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and set an oven safe baking tray inside.
  2. Mix together your sour cream (or mayonnaise) and ranch mix in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the chicken in your mixture followed by the breadcrumbs. Place on your prepared tray.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Turn once halfway through for even browning.

Not too difficult, huh?

Something you think you could totally pull off for a last minute meal? I think so!

We keep this one in the archives for those days when I’m in a rush or food rut and have no idea what to make. My six year old has proclaimed that this is HIS FAVORITE chicken ever.

If you want a nice crunchy exterior you can skip the oven and cook these stove top. We gave a skillet a quick mist of coconut oil and cooked on each side until golden and the chicken was cooked through.

OR you can try this in an air fryer!

How to make crispy ranch chicken in an air fryer:

  1. Heat the air fryer to 390° F. 
  2. Mix together your sour cream (or mayonnaise) and ranch mix in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the chicken in your mixture followed by the breadcrumbs. Place in your heated air fryer. 
  4. Cook four minutes, flip and cook two additional minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°.
Ranch Chicken on One Sweet Appetite

Either way you decide to go, I am sure this will quickly become a family favorite.

Like this recipe? You will love my:

Ranch Chicken

Ranch Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy ranch chicken can be baked in the oven or cooked in an air fryer! Simple to make with only 4 ingredients! 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and set an oven safe baking tray inside.

2. Mix together your sour cream (or mayonnaise) and ranch mix in a shallow dish.

3. Dip the chicken in your mixture followed by the breadcrumbs. Place on your prepared tray.

4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Turn once halfway through for even browning.

Notes

You can also substitute the sour cream with greek yogurt.

I find the chicken breasts cook best when sliced in half lengthwise.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Pin for later:

Still hungry? Follow One Sweet Appetite on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for more great recipe ideas!

Previous
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Next
Lemon Pie Bars- with Meringue
shares