Ranch Chicken

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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!

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken with carrots and potatoes

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).

sliced baby red potatoes and carrots

Crazy Easy to make

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.

carrots and potatoes in bag coated with ranch seasoning

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.

box of glad press'n seal

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.

baked Ranch Chicken breast garnished with fresh parsley

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

5 from 9 votes

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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

Veggies:

  • 2 cups halved baby red potatoes
  • 1 cups baby carrots
  • 3 TB oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 TB Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
  • salt & pepper to taste

Chicken:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 TB oil
  • 2 TB grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 TB Hidden Valley® Ranch Dip Mix
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. 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.

  3. Place veggies onto a foil-lined or greased sheet pan making sure there is room in the middle for the chicken.

  4. 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. 

  5. Add chicken to sheet pan and bake for 35 - 40 minutes (or until meat thermometer reads 170 degrees). Serve warm, and ENJOY!

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    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?

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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