Chicken breasts with potatoes and carrots, tossed in ranch seasoning and baked to perfection. This delicious dish is SO simple, quick, tasty, and allows you to cook your meat and sides in one shot!
This recipe was inspired by our Baked Parmesan Potatoes recipe that uses parmesan and ranch for seasoning. I love this ranch chicken recipe though, because you cook a main dish and your sides all on one sheet pan! It’s the best!
Better Than Imagined
It makes me happy when I find a recipe that tastes even better than I could have imagined. This Ranch Chicken recipe was just that!! It was easy to make and has all the fixin’s to be a family favorite.
With flavorful chicken and tasty veggies to go with it, this dish would be great for dinner ANY time of the year, but especially for family gatherings.
I had seen several recipes using Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip and knew that an easy Ranch Chicken would be perfect for this occasion. We ended up adding red potatoes and carrots as the veggies for this recipe, but you can change that up based on your favorite vegetables (broccoli, asparagus and cauliflower would all work great as well).
how to make ranch chicken – it’s so easy!
I can’t even tell you how EASY this recipe is. Seriously so simple to make, and you get chicken and veggies done in one pan. Less than 10 minutes of prep, and then you just pop it in the oven.
VEGGIES. We started the recipe by chopping up our potatoes and adding them and the carrots to a gallon bag. From there, we added some olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix. We shook all of it up in the bag and added it to a greased baking sheet.
CHICKEN. We did the exact same thing with the chicken and placed it on the same sheet.
BAKE. We baked this for 35-40 minutes (broiling it for an additional few minutes to get crispy veggies), and had a new delicious recipe loved by the whole family.
What do you do if the veggies or the chicken is done before the other? If the veggies are done before the chicken simply take them off the baking sheet and keep them warm in a covered container. If the chicken is done before the veggies you can do the same thing.
recipe Tips and suggestions
How should this be stored? This should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. You can either separate the chicken from the veggies when storing them or keep them together.
Can this be made ahead of time? The prep is already super quick, but if you still want to make it ahead of time, you could season the chicken and veggies, and keep them in the ziploc bags until you’re ready to put them on the baking sheet and cook later on!
Can you make this recipe with liquid ranch instead of the dry mix? If you’re not using the dry mix, you will probably need more of the liquid ranch to get the same flavor. It would act as more of a marinade, and might cook a little differently, so watch it closely in the oven. Consider also adding more parmesan to make up for the weaker flavor.
Best Served Warm
This dish is served best warm, so we used some Glad® Press’n Seal to keep this dish warm until ready to serve. Not only is the Press ‘n Seal handy for keeping food fresh and warm, but you can use it to:
- Cover a surface with product to protect counter when working with raw meat
- Cover children’s table with product for easy clean up
GENIUS, right? I even used it to cover my tablet when I was making this recipe to create an instant, splash-proof recipe screen! The Press n’ Seal really had so many uses and sure comes in handy when cooking and baking for the holidays.
I’m all about making delicious recipes on as few pans as possible! This Ranch Chicken is great year round, but I especially love it for feeding crowds around the holidays. It is simple, requires little work, and can be customized based off of the veggies you love most. SCORE!
For more delicious baked chicken recipes, try:
Serve with these sides:
Ranch Chicken Recipe
- 2 cups halved baby red potatoes
- 1 cups baby carrots
- 3 TB vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 TB Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
- salt and pepper to taste to taste
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 TB vegetable oil
- 2 TB grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 TB Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Prepare veggies by placing them in a gallon bag. Add oil, Parmesan cheese, Hidden Valley Ranch mix, salt and pepper. Shake until veggies are well coated.
- Place veggies onto a foil-lined or greased sheet pan making sure there is room in the middle for the chicken.
- Prepare chicken by placing in a gallon bag, Add oil, Parmesan cheese, Hidden Valley Ranch mix, salt and pepper. Shake until chicken is well coated.
- Add chicken to sheet pan and bake for 35 - 40 minutes (or until meat thermometer reads 170 degrees). Serve warm, and ENJOY!
Made this recipe last night. Delicious! Love your tablet holder. I have never seen one of these, and could sure use one. Would you mind giving me the information on where to purchase it?
Thank you! I honestly can’t remember where I got it. It’s been too long. You could easily make it with pieces of wood. I use it to hold recipes/books. Good luck!
Gotta try this one. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hope you like it! Thank you!
Yummy! I would have given this recipe a 5 star rating! I added some Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. It turned out perfectly.
Yay! Thank you so much for rating it 5 stars!!
Wow did my husband and teenage son enjoy this. So easy to make and such a great flavor.
Woohoo!! Glad they did! Thanks for letting me know!
Can you use frozen chicken?
Yes 🙂 I would let it thaw first.
We now have this in our rotation. We use brussel sprouts and little potatoes!!!
That makes me so happy to hear!! Great sides!! Thank you 🙂
I APPRECIATE easy recipes like this When my kids start aSking “whats fOr dinner?” And i HAVEN’T even THOUGHT about it. its easy and I almost always have these INGREDIENTS on hand.
If it has the word ranch in it, my family will love it!! Ranch seasoning adds so much flavor to recipes! Can’t wait to try it!
Love that this allows you to cook everything at once- thank you!
Ranch Dressing with Anything is the best! This recipe makes a great dinner. Moist and very easy.
We had this chicken last week for Sunday dinner and it was a hit! The whole family loved it and wanted seconds! It is a keeper
I was instantly inspired by this post I made a batch of my own. Thanks so much for your sharing.
Awe, thank you! I am glad I could help 🙂
I wanted to bite my screen! Oooooweeeee!!! Lol! I know when you say that its gotta be good! Tfs
LOL…love that!! I hope you like it!! Thanks so much!
I’m very confused..the beginning of receipe says ranch Seasoning..than ACTUAL receipe ingredients says ranch dip?? Which one is it plzz???
It’s a packet. It’s a ranch dip seasoning mix. Hope that helps!
This looks great and im excited to try it! Do you think it would still work if i omit the cheese to make it whole30 compliant? (i’ll be using a whole30 ranch mix). Thanks!
I am sure it would. I haven’t tried, personally, though.
Can you use frozen broccoli and cauliflower
You sure could!! I would maybe let it thaw, so it will all cook the same.
My family loves this recipe, I rarely have leftovers.
Oh I’m so glad to hear it is a hit with your family! Thanks for sharing!
Do yo use fresh Parmesan or the kind in the green shaker? Trying this for dinner tomorrow.
Fresh is my favorite! But you could probably use the other and it would still taste just fine!
This has become a stable in my house now! So good! I swith the carrots with broccoli 🙂 Easy to prepare and clean up!
That sounds delicious using the broccoli too. So glad this recipe is a favorite!