Forget about complicated ranch chicken recipes. The following recipe shows you how to make perfectly delicious ranch chicken using only 4 different ingredients. It’s thick, rich, and creamy, and a well-loved Southern dish. You need chicken breasts, or chicken thighs if that’s your preference, along with ranch seasoning mix, cheddar, and mayonnaise. You probably already have all the ingredients you need in the refrigerator and pantry or, if not, they’re all easy to find.
The recipe couldn’t be simpler to prepare. You just need to top the chicken with the other ingredients and then bake until done. It’s a tweakable recipe if you want to add a pinch of paprika, some chopped green onions, or another variety of cheese on top. This is one of the easiest recipes you can make if you’re in the mood for creamy, cheesy chicken and it’s great with rice, mashed potatoes, fries, or a basic green salad with vinaigrette to contrast with the creaminess.
You’re going to fall in love with this simple ranch chicken recipe. Not only is it a breeze to prepare but you are going to love the rich, creamy flavor in every mouthful.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
You can’t go wrong with ranch chicken unless you choose an overly complicated recipe to make it. This recipe is really easy though and you get all that wonderful cheesy, creamy flavor you love with the chicken and the 3 ingredient topping. It’s such an easy dish and is sure to impress you.
How to Serve It:
Enjoy this with mashed potatoes or rice, and perhaps add some steamed carrots and broccoli to the plate.
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Dry ranch seasoning
- Shredded cheddar cheese
How to make Cheesy Ranch Chicken:
Preheat the oven to 400°F and use parchment paper or foil to line a baking sheet.
Put the chicken breasts on the baking sheet.
Stir the ranch dressing powder with the mayonnaise.
Brush this over the chicken.
Sprinkle the cheese on top.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the chicken is 165°F in the thickest part.
Rest for 10 minutes under the loosely tented foil, then slice and serve.
Cheesy Ranch Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 ounce dry ranch seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and use parchment paper or foil to line a baking sheet.
- Put the chicken breasts on the baking sheet.
- Stir the ranch dressing powder with the mayonnaise.
- Brush this over the chicken.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until the chicken is 165°F in the thickest part.
- Rest for 10 minutes under loosely tented foil, then slice and serve.
Can You Make It Ahead?
You can prepare it a day ahead if you keep it covered and refrigerated.
Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Variations and Substitutions:
Sharp cheddar cheese offers a better flavor than mild, and you can also take your pick from any type of mayo, although the full-fat kind yields the best result.