Baked Crispy Ranch Chicken

Why hello friends!

This past week has been absolutely INSANE! My hubby left for a week long business trip, leaving me and the kiddos for a week of crazy and busy happenings.  Then my parents asked me if I would come to their house to watch my two younger siblings (remember the big gap I told you about in our ages) while they went to a work party for my dad out of state. So needless to say, it is pretty busy around here.

It seems whenever I am cooking at someone else’s house, in this case-my parents’, they never have what I am looking for. Then again, my pantry is stocked for a food bloggers needs, so not everyone will have what I am looking for haha! :) So after browsing through my parent’s fridge and pantry, I decided this was our best option.  This one of the EASIEST dinners I have ever made and it turned out absolutely delicious! Thumbs up all around!

4.8 from 4 reviews
Baked Crispy Ranch Chicken
Only FOUR ingredients! This is perfect for those days you don't want to be in the kitchen forever! Family approved!
Recipe type: Entrée
  • 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1½ cups bread crumbs, I like real bread crumbs. Throw some white bread in a blender and it blends it up nice
  • 1½ cups lightly crushed corn flakes
  1. In a wide bowl (I actually used a bread pan) pour ranch dressing. In a separate bowl (again, I used a bread pan), combine bread crumbs and lightly crushed corn flakes.
  2. Dip chicken breasts in ranch evenly on both sides.
  3. Next, dip into bowl with combined bread crumbs and corn flakes. Evenly cover on all sides.
  4. Place in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is done and tender.

A similar recipe can be found at Hidden Valley Ranch :)


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  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Giiiirl, looks like you need a nap! I'm sorry it all happened right when your hubby left--isn't the saying "when it rains, it pours"? Chin up! You rock, and I'm sure your cutie little boy will get better soon :)
    In the meantime, this chicken looks delicious! So crispy, and I totally loved dipping my chicken fingers in ranch as a kid. Bringing back memories!

  2. Bertrice

    I can tell you are still slammed with responsibilities when Step 1. Begins with "Next..." :o)

    Hope you life gets back to normal soon!

    1. Chef in Training

      haha! Sorry about that! I had written it correctly, but the Wordpress Plug-in sometimes scrambles it up when I hit publish. Looks like it did it this time :) It should be fixed now. THanks for bringing it to my attention.

    2. Christi

      The "print" version still has the directions backwards. Thanks for another fantastic idea!

  3. carrian

    Loving this chicken. In a few weeks my hubs will be gone too so I'm pinning this right now!

  4. Loy

    Looks delicious, Nikki. Unfortunately hubby is not a fan of ranch, but I would love this and may make some up just for me for lunches at work. He is a fan of honey mustard. Maybe I will try that also. You have given me lots of ideas to think about. Thanks for sharing. Hope things settle down for you soon.

  5. Natalee

    if you don't like ranch dressing, it is equally delicious to copy the recipe but replace ranch with mayonnaise and add a little parmesan cheese (even the Kraft brand in the green can) to the bread crumb mixture for more flavor like half a cup or so. DELICIOUS!

  6. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    aww nikki! I feel like when it rains, it POURS! it's tough and you deserve a fresh breath of air! on a lighter note - this crispy chicken... literally is making my heart melt. SO EASY!

  7. Christina

    Made these tonight and threw together a salad with balsamic as the base. I loved it and so did the bf! :)

  8. Peggy

    This chicken looks mouthwatering yummy! I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy.

  9. Jen Jones

    Thanks for sharing...looks delicious! What's the name of the font used for the words CRISPY and CHICKEN? I love it!

  10. HungryLittleGirl

    Gosh this looks so amazingly delicious!
    I would love to have you share this (or any other of your recipes) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party, and maybe claim a spot on my Wall of Fame. Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there!

  11. misty

    Very yummy and I have picky eaters in my house will be looking for more recipes

  12. DeAnn

    I have a similar recipe that I found years ago in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks. Instead of ranch dressing, it uses a packet of dry ranch dressing. I've made it for company and it's always been a big hit. My favorite part: as long as you use the right corn flakes, the recipe is gluten free. Here's a link to the recipe in case you'd like to try it and see how it compares. :)

  13. Tay

    Made this tonight for my parents and we love it we cut it into strips its a great quick dinner for when your on the go!! Thanks for the great dinner!!!

  14. Gabriela Martinez

    What kind of breadcrumbs, Japanese panko or regular, woul it be okay to use seasoned breadcrumbs?

  15. Les

    Try this out with some seasoned panko breadcrumbs. It adds flavor as well as crunch (keeps breadcrumbs from getting soggy)...

    Just an FYI...


  16. Eva

    This looks so good and much lower in calories than regular fried chicken. I will be trying it soon. Thanks!

  17. Ann Barrington

    If you put a wire cooling rack on the baking pan to cook the chicken on it will be much crispier and let it sit about 10 minutes before serving.

  18. Cathy

    I ran out of regular corn flakes once and decided to try something a bit different. I used frosted flakes and a little Italian seasoning. It's absolutely delicious!! I do it all the time now. Sweet Italian Oven Fried Chicken. Try it, you will love it!

  19. carrie

    Do you know how many calories is in a serving of you use regular ranch dressing?

  20. Andrea


    I like rice crispies instead of corn flakes, also the crumbs stick better with an egg mixed in, and the ranch sticks better with dredging the chicken in flour first.

  21. Laura


    I made this recipe and my whole family loved it! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Kim


    I love this! But I use Ritz crackers instead of bread. Family requests this VERY often

    1. Tricia Galey

      Kim, do you still use the cornflakes along with the Ritza crackers?

  23. Cody de Villiers


    Hi there. Sorry to read about all the stuff you're going through but know that this too shall pass. Stay strong hun. I also wanted to ask you did you mean the temperature to be in Fahrenheit or Celsius? We work in Celsius over here so have to check. :) strongs xx

  24. Katie

    I made this for lunch today and it was a hit even with my picky-about-textures husband. I love your site; thanks for all the great posts!