Crunchy Valley Chicken #RSC

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ready, Set, Cook! Hidden Valley Contest Entry. This recipe is a perfect blend of "comfort tastes" paired with just the right bit of crunchiness. The Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning mix provides an accent in three separate layers of the dish. You'll find that the flavors blend very well, hearty enough for the hungry appetite and appealing to children as well. Using only one mixing bowl, one skillet, and one casserole dish makes for easy preparation and clean up is a snap! Crunchy Valley Chicken stores well and makes excellent left overs, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat 8" or 9" square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. FILLING:.
  3. Thinly slice celery and coarsely chop onion. In 12" skillet, melt 3 T butter and sauté 2 minutes. Pour into medium sized mixing bowl. In the same skillet, heat olive oil; add chicken breasts cut into ¾” cubes and 1 tablespoon of seasoning mix. Stir well and sauté just until chicken is no longer pink. Pour into mixing bowl with vegetables. Reserve 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix for the topping. Add remaining mix to bowl along with the next 7 ingredients. Stir gently to combine well. Pour chicken mixture into prepared baking dish.
  4. TOPPING:.
  5. In the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in Panko bread crumbs, sliced almonds and the 1 teaspoon of reserved seasoning mix. Toss just until well coated. Sprinkle topping on chicken filling mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and topping is golden brown. Makes four generous, delicious servings.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Very moist and juicy, with lots of flavor. The flavor of the cranberries really pop, and I love the crunch of the almonds! My whole family loved it-- and it was easy for me to put together after work for everyone. A huge plus!

pwhite73 February 21, 2013

Easy to prepare, yet the flavors are rich and intricate. Loved the 3 layers of Hidden Valley Ranch spices! Great for an easy meal, to take to the office, or hosting guests.

Garwayne February 21, 2013

Just found our next "go to" casserole for my family. Even my two very picky eaters loved it and that's a real compliment because they are very hard to please. The Hidden Valley Ranch adds the most wonderful flavor to this unusal casserole. Loved the crunch of the water chestnuts and the hint of sweetness with the dried cranberries. Very easy to prepare.

rme0423 March 02, 2013