Fake 'n Bake Oven Ranch Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

dana01 May 27, 2010

I made a half recipe of this using 3 large chicken breasts. I flattened the breasts first to make sure they would cook evenly. Very good; the chicken turned out flavorful and juicy.

Ginny Sue December 28, 2006

This recipe has GREAT flavour! I used only boneless skinless chicken breasts. The chicken was very moist & the coating added a nice crunch. I thought I had greased my pan really well but when I removed the chicken the entire bottom crust stuck to the pan.

Debbb November 25, 2006

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