Grilled Buttermilk Ranch Marinated Chicken Breast

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This came out of the Sunday newspaper coupon flier. Sounded simple and yummy so I wanted to save it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and dry the chicken breasts and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, put in the ranch dip, lemon zest and juice, garlic, olive oil and fresh ground pepper. Process until well blended. Stir in the herbs.
  3. Place the chicken in a large zip loc bag and pour in the marinade to coat the chicken well. Close bag tightly and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat grill and when well heated, reduce to low.
  5. Lay the chicken on the grill, cover and check frequently to make sure chicken does not burn. It is important to cook the chicken slowly about 25-30 minutes turning once.


Most Helpful

I made 2 major chgs in this recipe & almost felt guilty reviewing it, but my outcome was so great that I hope you will not mind my methods. Ranch dressing is impossible to find here, so I made my own using Recipe #41602 by Miss Annie & then made the marinade as written. My major chgs were to use it on *cod fish fillets* & bake them vs grill them. I cooked the fillets in a baking dish w/the marinade over them. When nearly done, I poured off the liquid & returned the fillets to the oven to finish cooking while I used the liquid & marinade mix to make a light sauce for them. Cod can get dry & taste fishy, but these fillets were moist & very flavourful. The way I see it, this is another creative cooking success story & I hope you agree as we love this marinade & hope to use it often. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)

twissis December 21, 2007

Very moist and tender chicken. Made as posted and I froze the leftover cooked chicken to use on salads and sandwiches for quick lunches. Made for PAC Fall '07. Definitely a keeper Kim.

ElaineAnn October 19, 2007

This was INCREDIBLE. I only had some Kraft Ranch salad dressing and used dried oregano instead of the savory. I used my double burner grill instead of the outdoor grill and boneless skinless chicken breasts, but MAN! It was so good! Thanks so much!

PamperedP May 22, 2009

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