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Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken Recipe

Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken

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"I know, I know, EVERYONE makes baked chicken. Well, this one is good! Leave the skins on, at least while baking - or actually indulge and eat it with the skin on when baked!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Marinate the chicken in the ranch dressing overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  3. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, sage and salt and mix well. Coat the marinated breasts in the breading mixture and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then REDUCE HEAT to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 30 minutes or until done and juices run clear.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2003

I thought this recipe was very good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of the bone in and I cooked it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Since making this dish was a last minute decision, I only had time to let it marinate in the ranch dressing for 30 minutes, but it still came out with a nice flavor. I will make this recipe again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2004

This was a good baked chicken recipe. The meat was tender and juicy. I was disappointed in the lack of Ranch flavor though. Since I was using boneless breasts I baked at 400 for 30 minutes. I may make again since it was easy. Only catch is remember to marinade the chicken.

Aug 07, 2003

Very good and fairly easy to make. I used fat free hidden valley ranch dressing and found the taste to be quite good.

Jul 14, 2004

I love this recipe...My boyfriend thinks it is OK...I mix 1/2 pkg of dry ranch mix with the parmesan cheese so you don't loose all the Ranch flavor...The mix adds a little ranch and a little salt flavor!!! Definitely not lacking flavor....

Sep 05, 2007

Being that others said that the ranch dressing was kind of lost in the sauce, I decided to marinate in Italian dressing instead. Because the chicken was being coated in the Panko bread crumbs I seasoned and chose to use, I opted to take the skin off. Heather, the chicken was so nice and moist and my whole family loved your recipe. Thank you!!

May 31, 2007

Pretty good overall. I added half of a package of dry ranch mix to the ranch dressing itself to boost up the ranch flavor, and marinated for 8 hours. The other half of the dry mix I added to the bread crumbs ... this made quite a difference, we could definitely taste the "ranch" flavors. I did cut back on the parmesan cheese and omitted the sage, as I didn't have any on hand. It was tasty and very easy to make. Husband liked it, and he normally prefers more complicated meals. Whew!

Mar 30, 2003

I made this for my husband & we both really liked it. My daughter then stopped over & said the house smelled good what did I make, so I heated her up a piece and she liked it so much she wanted the recipe. I added it to my recipe box and will make it again.

Aug 07, 2003

This was excellent, very easy to make, great flavor and a great way to have oven fried chicken....so to speak :) I will make this often.


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  • Calories
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 34.1 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 52.2 g
  • 104%
  • Sodium
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

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

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