4-Ingredient Ranch Baked Chicken Recipe Is a Dinner Grand Slam by Donna John
Who doesn't love the flavor of ranch dressing and the crunch of juicy crispy chicken? Combine those two and you have a family dinner grand slam. This easy ranch baked chicken recipe has just four simple ingredients, but hits it out of the park with flavor.
Bone-in chicken pieces are seasoned with a mixture of olive oil, dry ranch salad dressing mix and minced garlic. The chicken bakes in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until it is cooked through, crispy and golden brown. The flavor cooks into the skin of the chicken, creating a mouth-watering piece of juicy chicken.
This baked chicken recipe calls for thighs, but you could use chicken drumsticks, chicken wings, chicken breasts or even do a whole chicken. Just keep in mind that different pieces of chicken cook for different amounts of time, and adjust accordingly. Chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Serve this easy chicken recipe with a salad – drizzled with ranch dressing, of course – and your favorite vegetable or other side dish. This chicken dinner is so quick and delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 45 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4
- 6 bone-in chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 envelope (1 ounce) dry ranch salad dressing mix
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
Here's how to make it:
- Put the chicken into a baking pan. Season with black pepper, to taste.
- In a small bowl, combine the dressing mix, olive oil and garlic. Brush or spoon the mixture all over the chicken.
- Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is crispy and cooked through. (Cook time will depend on how big the chicken thighs are.)
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