Garlic Ranch Chicken Recipe -
Garlic Ranch Chicken Recipe

Garlic Ranch Chicken

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"This is very easy and fast to make; using fat free dressing keeps the calories down and helps prevent the chicken from burning."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Combine the dressing, garlic and basil in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken pieces, turning them to coat. Squeeze out air and seal bag. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  3. Grill chicken breasts for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2010

Lowfat and delicious! I use light ranch dressing and rosemary instead of basil plus a little salt and cracked black pepper. I also add a little olive oil to tenderize the chicken and reserved 1/4 of the marinade to baste the chicken with while grilling. I cut the chicken into cubes for kabobs and put everthing into a ziploc bag to marinate for a few hours. Very moist!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

Very easy to prepare. I was not overly impressed with the taste so I don't think I will make it again.

Aug 01, 2004

***WOW*** My family LOVES this recipe! I've been using Allrecipes for well over a year, and I just joined so I can finally rate this recipe! I've used this SO many times, and it is the BEST! I use regular Ranch dressing (not non-fat), more fresh basil,(about 1/2 cup chopped),and fresh ground pepper to taste. I also pound the chicken first, then marinate. The longer the better, sometimes overnite, but a few hours works as well. It is fork tender, cooks quickly, and does not get any easier than this. TRY IT!! For those that thought it was bland (?) try a pinch of cayenne possibly. :-)

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent recipe for a quick easy bbq'd chicken dinner. Used the home made ranch dressing found on this site. Entire family loved it...even the picky eaters.

Jan 25, 2004

Delicious, fast, and easy. We used Kraft Light Done Right Ranch and had no problems with burning. Used garlic salt instead of garlic and though the taste came out great. We'll use it again!

Jan 25, 2004

tried this out since my husband and I both love ranch ... tasted good. However, I guess I was looking for more ranch flavor then it had --I did marinate for at least 4 hours. Next time will use ranch packet and make a marinade. The chicken did taste good and will make again with modifications.

Jan 25, 2004

for only being 2grams of fat, i rate this recipe a 5! It was delicious! Just the right amount of flavor, and very quick to make. I used sour cream and onion fat free ranch instead. My only problem is the burning, but that could be because i had the heat on a little too high.Overall--Satisfying!!!

Jan 25, 2004

I was looking for something different than the typical barbeque sauce on the chicken so this was a welcome change. I watched the chicken closely but it still burned a little, so be careful. Also, the flavor would probably be more intense if you marinated it for longer than 1/2 an hour. Good flavor and moist.


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  • Calories
  • 232 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 779 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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