Ranch Chicken

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This Ranch Chicken is one of the most delicious chicken recipes you’ll ever try. The outside coating is crispy and packed with flavor and the inside is tender and juicy!

Ranch Chicken has an outside coating that is crispy and packed with ranch flavor and an inside that is tender and juicy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comWe LOVE this chicken! It is a big favorite at our house. My kids love it, my hubby loves it, and I love it too 🙂  ( Did I say love it enough? Ha!) I add this chicken to the dinner menu often! It is crispy, full of flavor and baked, not fried! It is made up of only 3 ingredients: crushed Corn flakes, grated Parmesan cheese and of course, Ranch dressing! YUM 🙂  



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Ranch Chicken

Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, flavorful Ranch chicken. This is a family-favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1 ounce packet Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375° degrees F. Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine the Ranch seasoning mix, the crushed Corn flakes and Parmesan cheese into a large freezer baggie.
  • Shake well to mix all together.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the melted butter, and then drop into the baggie. Seal the bag shut and then shake well to coat with the seasoning mix. After well coated lay chicken into the baking dish. Repeat with all of the chicken.
  • Once all chicken has been coated, sprinkle the remaining seasoning mixture onto the tops of chicken.
  • Bake chicken for 40 minutes. (Towards the last 15 minutes of cooking you may need to lay a piece of foil over the top to prevent from burning.)


Ranch Chicken has an outside coating that is crispy and packed with ranch flavor and an inside that is tender and juicy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

Ranch Chicken has an outside coating that is crispy and packed with ranch flavor and an inside that is tender and juicy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

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  1. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mouth is watering just looking! What time will you be here to make it?? Ha ha ha! You are an exquisite Chef! Make me a tooth shaped birthday cake. My birthday is Dec. 28th. LOVE YA, T dawg

  2. Yumm looks so tasty! I have a similar recipe that came from my first cookbook EVER. Something like…cooking basics or something. Such a simple recipe but the results are awesome. You took really good pictures too 🙂

  3. Made this tonight and it is a new favorite! I didn’t have corn flakes however so I used panko bread crumbs! Still awesome 🙂

  4. You can also just dip your chicken breast (after patting dry n adding salt n pepper) into ranch dressing and then dipping it into a panko breadcrumb and parsley mixture

    1. So i made the chicken and my family loved the flavor, but it wasnt crispy, it was soggy. Maybe i did something wrong. Will definitely make again.

  5. This recipe was a hit at our house. My only change was cutting the chicken breast in half (I do this to just about all chicken breast recipes) and adding another 1/2 cup of corn flakes. I’ll be making this dish often.

  6. I just made this last night and it was a big hit. I just have one question I have ranch dressing that is a jar so how much do you use? I just guessed how much it turned out ok but I think I used too much seasoning.

  7. I just made your Ranch Chicken tonight for the first time. It was DELISH!! My husband and my 12 year old twins loved it and I will be adding this to our weekly menu. Thank you so much!!

  8. found you pinterest, I’m trying the recipe right now! However, I used drumsticks instead so I hope it turns out the same!

  9. We had this a few weeks ago at my mom’s house and I’ve made it for my own family twice since then. We all love it! Even my picky sons (ages 8 and 5). It’s packed with flavor, and the chicken is perfectky cooked. I substituted “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” to save on calories, and it was just as awesome. 🙂

  10. great recipe! thank you for sharing. I have made this recipe with olive oil and used flavored panko breadcrumbs. Butter sounds so good! A must try!

  11. Made this not that long ago. My cornflake mixture didn’t stick as beautifully as pictured, but it’s the taste that matters most. This chicken had a TON of parmy-ranch flavor. One chicken breast was enough because I think it was almost too flavorful, but it wasn’t bad, just strong flavored! I would rate this a 8/10. I’d eat it again.

  12. My husband and I absolutely love this dish. I came across it on pintrest, and now we probably have it at least once or twice a month to spice up our chicken routine. It is so quick and easy and incredibly delicious. I like to slice my chicken breasts in half to make thinner cutlet-like pieces (that way they cook in half the time). I also always sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the chicken before baking for extra crunchy yummi-ness. I definitely recommend making this recipe…it is perfect!

  13. I mistakenly bought garden onion dressing instead of ranch (the packages look the same) and OMG was it delicious! Please try it next time you make this dish. You won’t be sorry!

  14. You can ramp up the recipe even more by substituting regular mayo (Hellman’s) for the butter, and then dribble some melted butter onto the chicken before putting it in the oven. YUM!

  15. I made this last week and it was the best chicken I have ever had out of the oven!! Crisp on the outside and unbelievably tender on the inside. My boyfriend asked for it again this week, which is rare, lol. Great recipe!

  16. Made thIs tonight and WOW!!! So delicious! Thanks for sharing! I usually have to dip my chicken in something but not with this recipe, lots of flavor!!!

  17. My boyfriend made this for me tonight and we both thought it was fantastic!! We will make this many more times.

  18. I just found your site last week and this was my first recipe of yours. You have a new follower! I have about 20 of your Monday Menu Planning posts pinned. Can’t wait to explore more of your stuff!

  19. Has anyone tried to prepare the chicken a few hours beforehand and freezing it until ready to bake?? I do it with my homemade mozarella sticks but I think it might work for this too?

  20. LOVE this recipe!!! I make it a lot, but there have been a few times where the top of the chicken breast itself turns out crunchy… not the crumbs on top of the chicken, but the actual chicken. Does anyone know what this could be from? Thank you in advance!!

  21. Has anyone made this with cheddar cheese instead of the parmesan cheese? I am allergic to parmesan cheese and was wondering if cheddar cheese would work

  22. Just made this recipe exactly too the posted way and it was a smash! I’m far from anything good in the kitchen but the chicken came out absolutely beautiful, juicy, and flavorful! Rock Star for the night! Lol Thank You

  23. Am I only supposed to add the mix from the ranch dressing ?? Or do I follow the directions on the dressing mix as well and add them all together ??

  24. Hi! So I just wanted to say this recipe was amazing! Totally foolproof.. I am a walking disaster in the kitchen and I just got so many compliments from my friends I made this for! Thank you SO SO much!

  25. Tried this tonight and it was delish! I did one thing differently from the recipe. Instead of dipping the chicken in butter, I tossed them in a ziplock with 1/2c. of plain whole yogurt in the morning. Yogurt is a non-acidic tenderizer that helps the chicken stay moist (some use buttermilk for the same reason). When I was ready to cook, I just shook off the excess yogurt and dropped the breasts into the crumb mix. Thanks for a simple and flavorful weeknight dinner idea.

  26. This is now a go to recipe in our house! It is absolutely delish! My husband and son are two of the pickiest eaters out there. They LOVE when I make this for dinner. It tastes great, it’s easy, and fast! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!

  27. OMG! From this recipe, I made it tonight, but I used crushed Ritz Crackers instead, no parmesean, then added Mozzarella Cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of cooking. It’s came out soooooo delicious! Definitely a new favorite for me! Chicken was so moist!

  28. This recipe is Amazing! The chicken comes out WONDERFUL and moist! I have made this half a dozen times and it has been prefect everytime. We have gotten in the habit of adding more ranch but the original is so good!

    1. Hi Taylor, I have had this problem as well. I found that if you pop the chicken in the fridge after breading it for maybe half an hour or so, it helps the breading stick. After making breaded chicken so many times only to watch the breading slide right off, I Googled it to find a solution and this worked! Good luck!

  29. I made this tonight and wow this is good! I also added taco seasoning to the mix and I just left out the butter. So yummy!!

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  31. Holly, great and I mean GREAT chicken recipe. It was everything you indicated on your site and more. Made it “exactly” as listed, no sense in tweaking recipe b4 you use it, I give it a chance. Thanks again

  32. I was very skeptical at first but this is so good! The chicken turned out to be juicy and flavorful despite the short list of ingredients. The pictures inspired me to serve it with corn as well. Great summer lunch/dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Hi! I’m planning on cooking this tonight, I’m stuck on the ranch seasoning part lol. Do you actually make the ranch dressing or do you just use the mix? Sorry if that’s silly to ask. I’m just a little confused. I would assume I’m making the dressing?

  34. I didn’t have cornflakes on hand so I used crushed ritz crackers… SOOOOO GOOD!
    Easy clean up also! Def a keeper and going into my regular rotation. Thanks so much!

  35. Definitely a new favorite in our house. I didn’t have corn flakes so I improvised Kix cereal. Super easy to make for someone who is tired after work and also packs in a fabulous flavor! Thanks for posting!

    1. I believe others have commented that they used panko or other breadcrumbs with success. (yep, I read all the comments like the crazy person that I am! lol)

  36. Holly, I saw someone else asked but I did not receive a response. Could I use boneless, skinless thighs for this recipe? Or even bone-in? I saw a few others say they used tenders or drumsticks, but nobody shared their responses. I realize the cook times will need to be monitored/adjusted.
    Let me know what you think. Thanks much!

    1. Hi Lisa, Yes you could use chicken thighs for this recipe, you will just need to adjust the cooking time. I don’t cook much with chicken thighs though so I am not fully sure how much longer you should cook them. I would always check the internal temperature which needs to be 165 degrees F. 🙂

      1. Can you modify this recipe to cook in an instant pot and then maybe just use the oven to make it crispy? If so how would you add the ingredients?

  37. Made this, it was delicious!! didn’t have corn flakes or bread crumbs. Used crushed ritz instead. Husband and son said it was the best chicken i have ever made.

  38. instead of butter i coat the chicken with mayonnaise. Real Helps the coatin mix sTick to the chicken!! Crisp and juicy, delicious!

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