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Ranch-Style Thighs and Breasts Recipe
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Ranch-Style Thighs and Breasts

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"My family prefers oven-fried chicken to the deep-fried variety. Creamy ranch dressing makes this wonderfully crunchy chicken tender and juicy."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, yellow cornmeal, and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Pour ranch dressing in a separate shallow bowl.
  3. Dip chicken thighs and chicken breasts in ranch dressing to coat; press into the bread crumb mixture to coat both sides. Arrange chicken pieces in the prepared baking dish.
  4. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 45 to 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 16, 2013

I marinated this all day in ranch dressing and think that made a big difference in the moistness and flavor of the chicken compared to other reviews. I didn't have cornmeal so after marinating, I scooped up the chicken with a lot of the sauce still on it and just rolled it in italian flavored breadcrumbs with parmesan per the recipe. I made this for my Dad (I don't eat meat) and he loved it. The baking time was great too. Crunchy on the outside, fairly juicy on the inside (might check it a few minutes earlier next time though) and he said it had a wonderful flavor. Plus how easy can you get! Pour on dressing, let sit, roll in bread crumbs, bake. No brainer. My photo doesn't do it justice. This was a good one, and definitely a keeper. Thanks very much Bearandy!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2013

Have cooked many versions of this recipe. Sorry to say, this is not significantly different from any of the others. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing special about it.

 
Mar 10, 2013

I followed the recipe pretty closely, only adding more seasonings like Accent and Creole for a light kick. next time I think Im going to try marinading the chicken in the ranch for a few hours then baking. But it was easy, fairly fast, and the hubby and I enjoyed it :)

 
Mar 10, 2013

This was a pretty good recipe. It was absolutely delicious with the chicken breasts, but not so much with the thighs for some reason. If you are using flavored bread crumbs, I would eliminate the Italian seasoning. It makes the spices over powering.

 
Mar 19, 2014

Not sure if I did something wrong but it was really soggy not crispy at all. I even put the chicken on a baking rack on top of the cookie sheet but then I had to broil both sides just so it wasn't spongy. My toddler ate it with ketchup but I didn't really like it. Maybe I had too much ranch dressing or something.

 
Feb 12, 2014

YUM and DOUBLE yum and so easy to make.

 
Sep 23, 2013

I've made this chicken twice now and my husband loooves it. He says it is better than "wedding chicken". You definitely have to use chicken thighs, they make it really moist. I plan on making this whenever I have family visit :)

 
Jun 04, 2013

Delicious coating! Easy and quick to make and serve.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 369 mg
  • 15%

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

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