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Crumb-Coated Ranch Chicken Recipe

Crumb-Coated Ranch Chicken Recipe

How do you get so much flavor out of a five-ingredient-or-fewer recipe? Ranch dressing is the key! Enjoy this simple dish on busy weeknights or with company for special occasions. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place salad dressing in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix cornflakes, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Dip chicken in dressing, then in cornflake mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • 2. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 495 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 642mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.

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eileenves User ID: 8119210 272722
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2017

"Shall I assume a 350 degree oven? OOPS! How did I miss oven temp in first sentence of instructions?"

s_pants User ID: 174050 268086
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2017

"This was good and I would make it again, but could use a little more flavor in the crumb coating."

Valacia User ID: 5030777 255212
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"Delicious and easy to make!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 248030
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"My family loves this recipe! I used crushed up saltine crackers in place of the cornflakes bc it what I had on hand."

[email protected] User ID: 1368780 238908
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Even if you leave out the garlic powder there is plenty of flavor."

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 234098
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"Such a good recipe! A hit with my family. Definate keeper!"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 233989
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"Excellent and easy to make. I will be making this again soon!"

ardy bare User ID: 4495741 233744
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"very easy to prepare . I'd make it again"

Judy Oldfield User ID: 5108179 233680
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Made this just as recipe says. It was delicious and have made it twice. Both times it was a hit. I liked that is was so easy to prepare. Even served cold, friends came back for seconds."

RinIowa User ID: 8064578 233116
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"Tasty chicken. I substituted crushed rice krispies for the corn flakes because no corn flakes in the house. I also used some sprinkled garlic granules in place of a tsp. of garlic powder. Nice change of pace for chicken."

twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 233040
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"So moist and tender! I was out of cornflakes, but I found some old pretzels in the pantry. I crushed them and used them instead. They worked great. I agree they could use a little more flavor, think I'll add some dry ranch mix to the coating next time."

kindlefoster User ID: 1762472 232717
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Great recipe. My husband went back for more a couple times. So easy, quick, and moist. i plan on making this for some friends. It is a keeper:-)"

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 231391
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Winner Winner. chicken dinner! Used parm as suggested."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 231376
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"Very tasty; even pleased my husband who is not a fan of chicken. I didn't have any ranch on hand so substituted zero-fat blue cheese. I also added a teaspoon of Taste of Home's California garlic pepper blend."

PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 96566
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"This recipe was so easy and delicious. The chicken was so tender and it melted in my mouth. It was even great the next day reheated for lunch. I will make this again and again."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 168779
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Winner! Everyone liked it! Kids even asked for seconds!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 96565
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"This is a good basic recipe. I can see lots of possibilities. We enjoyed it very much. Next time, I may add Parmesan cheese. I recommend this recipe as a Field Editor for Taste of Home"

Nan Mock User ID: 611392 166445
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Wonderful dish, we really enjoyed it! The ranch added rich flavor, and made the chicken juicy and moist too. I didn't have corn flakes on hand so I used crushed black-pepper flavored kettle-cooked potato chips instead. This added some extra crispiness and kick!"

molinaro.ak User ID: 7120798 96749
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"This recipe was easy & delicious. The whole family enjoyed eating it. I made it in smaller chunks rather than the whole piece, easy eating for a toddler. Might try adding shredded parmesan next time around."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 106698
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"My kids LOVE chicken prepared this way. I also bake at a lower temp to prevent it drying out. I use Italian seasoning to flavor things from soup to sauces."

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 167487
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"My husband and I liked this. My kids, not so much. I used Lite Ranch. It was easy to make and I will make it again on a weeknight."

sgallirn User ID: 2123169 79192
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"We used light Hidden Valley Ranch Homestyle dressing and packaged cornflake crumbs. My husband thought it was bland, and it was very dry. My 4 and 2 yr. old didn't like it, and wouldn't eat it. We won't be making again."

swandlw User ID: 5826298 166443
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"so easy & so good! I used spicy ranch dressing and mixed some parmesan in with the corn flakes."

ChocolatopolusCake User ID: 6671380 96564
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"quick and easy, This one is the best!"

idangello User ID: 1179691 96575
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Used fat free ranch and corn flake crumbs, thought it was a little dry - but I would used lower temp next time 375 degrees"

tmarias User ID: 1056603 96562
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"This is so simple and quick to fix! The entire family loved it. Even the 5 yr. old can help to make it.! Reheats nicely without making cornflakes soggy.

Hungry Family"

Little Country Cook User ID: 1351863 166442
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"I cook lunch for a bunch of hungry guys. They love this recipe. I like to buy the dry ranch dressing packets and make my dressing from scratch. I save half of it and serve it with a lettuce salad for a quick and satisfing meal."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 130049
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"Nothing spectacular about this. My kids complained about it, so I probably won't be making again. Thanks, though."

vi1654 User ID: 3278827 106677
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"I used Light Ranch dressing.. tasted great... also great added to a little pasta with spicy tomato sauce."

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