Breaded Ranch or Ranchero Chicken

"Chicken breasts with a kick of ranch! Cut this recipe in 1/2 to feed a smaller group."
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  • In bowl, combine cereal, salad dressing mix and cheese.
  • Dip chicken into melted butter, then dip into above mixture.
  • Bake in a greased, 9x13 dish, uncovered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

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  1. Very yummy. Think I might use less of the Ranch packet though - a little too tangy. But otherwise was great, DH ate HEAPS!
  2. We loved this chicken. I usually drown my chicken tenders/ nuggets in sauce, but I didn't want any sauce with this dish! It was so moist and flavorful all on its own. I made nugget size for my toddler and froze them for later.
  3. Delish,Delish,Delish is all I can say this came out amazing! The chicken was nice and tender and juicy and it had the right amount of seasoning !! I will be making this again!! Thanks so much!!!
  4. Thumbs-up and hands-down, a winner! Everyone at the dinner table gave this an enthusiastic 5 star rating. Like another reviewer, I used chicken tenders and cut baking time down to 25 minutes. Served with potato pancakes made with leftovers from Recipe #34059. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
  5. Delicious! I used 2 lbs. of chicken breast tenders, and cut the time down to 25 mins. Besides that, I followed it exactly... this is a keeper! Thank you for posting this recipe!!! :)


  1. Giving this 5 stars because even my very picky 5 yr old liked this. I used 1 egg and 2 egg whites instead of the butter and replaced the parmesan cheese with about 1/2 c. shredded cheddar. (All I had.) The breasts I had were huge so I cut them into strips before coating them. I probably should have cooked them about 30 minutes instead of 45 as they were a bit overcooked but the flavor was still fantastic! I will be making this again.
  2. I'm not going to rate the recipe because I had to make it gluten free and I'm sure it's just not the same. I used gluten free Corn Checks and a few teaspoons of white rice flour instead of the corn flakes (they have wheat in them). The flavor was great and it was sooo easy, but I just couldn't get them to become crisp or browned without overcooking the chicken. If anyone has tried making this recipe with gluten free ingredients, please let me know what you used instead of corn flakes.
  3. My Family Loved this recipe. However, I did use Frosted flakes instead of corn flakes and chicken tenders because thats all I had and it still came out wonderful. Keeper. Thanks so much!
  4. Thanks for this recipe. I am going to use it often. My husband accidentally bought wheat flakes and they still tasted delicious. I cannot wait to try them with cornflakes! Oh, and also this recipe is a winner with the young ones. My toddler thought they were great. We just cut the chicken up into really thin slices before breading them. Great Finger food. Like the other posters, I used a whole, raw egg instead of the butter.
  5. I used bread crumbs instead of cornflakes and bonless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. My husband said it was the best chicken he had ever had. Very moist. Plus, it was easy to prepare.


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