Air Fryer Ranch Chicken

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Air Fryer Ranch Chicken is tender chicken breasts covered in a golden coating of cornflakes, Parmesan cheese, and zesty ranch flavoring. Cooking the chicken in the air fryer keeps the outside crispy and the inside juicy!

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken

Some days I just don’t have the energy to slave in the kitchen all day on some elaborate dish. I just want an easy yet palate-pleasing dinner that everyone will enjoy, which is where this Ranch Chicken comes to the rescue!

I decided to make this favorite chicken of ours and cook it in the air fryer instead of the oven. The results were magical. The outside was crispy, and the inside was still juicy. I knew that this was the only way I can make this chicken in the future.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken

WHAT IS AIR FRYER RANCH CHICKEN?

Chicken breasts are coated in a crushed corn flakes, grated Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing seasoning. You then place the coated chicken in the air fryer to cook to perfection.

Now, all air fryers heat differently, so this is where the knowledge of your own air fryer comes in handy. If you don’t have any experience with an air fryer yet, don’t worry, just follow my instructions. 🙂

HOW DO I COOK CHICKEN IN THE AIR FRYER?

First, I just want to say how much I love my air fryer! It is quickly becoming one of my new favorite kitchen gadgets. If you have never cooked chicken in the air fryer, don’t be scared! This is the perfect recipe to give it a try.

Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees then place the coated chicken breasts inside. Cook for 10 minutes. Carefully, flip the chicken to their other side and cook another 8 minutes, or until the internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Be very careful not to overcook. It will result in dry chicken.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER RANCH CHICKEN?

  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch dressing/seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

WHAT DO I SERVE WITH RANCH CHICKEN?

This is one of the recipes that goes so well with several side dishes. For lunches you can add the chicken to salads, wraps, or bowls. For dinner try serving the chicken with rice, or with cooked vegetables. You can’t go wrong either way. Our kids love this chicken just as much as Kale and I do. I am happy to report that whatever I have served the chicken with it has been 100% kid approved!

ENJOY THIS RECIPE? HERE ARE A FEW MORE THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE!

Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Tacos – Juicy and tender chicken that has been marinated and cooked for a tasty taco.

Mexican Pizza – A fun way to make a fiesta out of pizza! Tortillas, cheese, beans, and ground beef eaten like a pizza.

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie – A hearty and heartwarming homemade classic slow cooked to tantalize your taste buds.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup – Cozy up to a bowl of homemade soup with a crusty roll for the ultimate comfort meal.

Air Fryer Ranch Chicken
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Ranch Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 2
Author Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces, each)
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 375° degrees F. Grease the tray of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Combine the ranch seasoning mix, the crushed corn flakes and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter, and then place in the corn flake mixture. Toss the chicken in the mixture to coat the chicken.
  • Once all chicken has been coated, sprinkle the remaining seasoning mixture on top of each chicken breast.
  • Place the coated chicken breasts in the air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes, then carefully flip the chicken to the other side and cook another 8 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
    Carefully remove chicken from air fryer and let rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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