Fake 'n Bake Oven Ranch Chicken

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Stacky5

I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I've tweaked it a bit to my own liking. It's so simple, yet so flavorful, that it's become one of our absolute favorites in our list of "easy after-work recipes!" My kids think I'm a real down-home cook whenever I make this! LOL! NOTE: Prep time does not include marinating time.

Top Review by dana01

I made this recipe using chicken breast fillets and used fat free ranch dressing. Crisp and moist! I love ranch dressing so I tried dipping the chicken in it as I ate, it was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cleaned and dried chicken pieces in a large flat glass dish, dredge each piece in the ranch dressing, cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, Preheat oven to 450°.
  3. Coat 9 x 13 inch baking sheet (or glass baking dish) with Pam.
  4. Mix potato flakes, paprika, parsley flakes and garlic powder in a flat dish.
  5. Remove marinated chicken pieces from ranch marinade, then roll in potato flake mixture, coating thoroughly.
  6. Arrange on baking sheet, then salt and pepper to taste.
  7. IMPORTANT: Turn down oven to 350°.
  8. Bake approximately 35-45 minutes, or until the juices run clear when chicken pieces are pierced with a fork and the crust looks golden brown.

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