Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken

Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken is the perfect dinner for the whole family.  Baked not fried and seasoned with ranch and parmesan cheese and drizzled with butter, each bite is crispy and tender.

Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken is one of my favorite sheet pan meals.  If you are like me and want easy meal ideas you should also try these other popular sheet pan recipes, Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and VegetablesSheet Pan Garlic Shrimp Boil, and Oven Baked BBQ Chicken.

Crispy Baked Chicken

Crispy Baked Chicken

You don’t have to fry your chicken to make it crispy and this Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken is proof of that.  As you bite into it you will get that amazing crusty crunch on the outside, yet the chicken will be tender and juicy on the inside.  I love to make sheet pan meals, and this is definitely a family favorite.  You can use chicken thighs, drumsticks, or chicken breast whatever your family enjoys.  This Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken doesn’t involve a lot of dipping and dunking.  All you need is two bowls and a sheet pan and your meal is well on its way. 

Making dinner shouldn’t be a chore and being able to feed your family with quick, easy, and delicious meals is very important in such a fast paced society.  Also by baking the chicken instead of frying it, you still get that amazing flavor, crunch and tenderness but in a healthier way.  This baked chicken is perfect for any night of the week and will take 35 minutes to bake, you and your family will love the flavor and baked in crispness with each and every bite.

How do you make crispy chicken in the oven?

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using two bowls, place egg whites in one bowl and whisk, in a separate bowl add your seasonings.
  3. Dry your chicken pieces off and dip into egg wash and then into bowl with seasoning, coating all surfaces.
  4. Place on prepared baking sheet and cook for 35 minutes and juices run clear.

crispy baked chicken thighs

How do you make extra crispy chicken?

If you want to make your chicken extra crispy simply dunk the chicken pieces in the egg wash and then in the seasoning and repeat a second time.  This will make the chicken extra crispy.

Is baked fried chicken healthy?

Baked fried chicken is a healthier option than traditional fried chicken.  Using an egg wash to coat the chicken also helps this baked chicken be a lighter and healthier substitute to fried chicken without compromising on texture and flavor.

How do you make Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using two shallow bowls, whisk together egg whites and set aside.  In the second bowl mix ranch seasoning pack, crushed rice cereal, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, seasoning salt, and grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Dry chicken pieces off with a paper towel and working with one piece of chicken at a time, dip in the egg wash and then into the ranch mixture.  Making sure to coat all side.  Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat until all chicken has been coated.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes. While chicken is still hot,  in a small bowl mix 1 tbsp ranch seasoning mix and 1 tbsp of melted butter.  Baste over hot chicken and serve.

What do you serve with Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken?

crispy chicken

So pull out your sheet pans and get ready to enjoy a healthier Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken recipe your whole family will love.  This is chicken done crispy and delicious!

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Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken

Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken is the perfect dinner for the whole family.  Baked not fried and seasoned with ranch and parmesan cheese and drizzled with butter, each bite is crispy and tender.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 packages ranch dressing seasoning mix, divided
  • 2 cups rice cereal crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp ranch seasoning

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using two shallow bowls, whisk together egg whites and set aside.  In the second bowl mix 1 ranch seasoning pack, crushed rice cereal, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, seasoning salt, and grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Dry chicken pieces off with a paper towel and working with one piece of chicken at a time, dip in the egg wash and then into the ranch mixture, making sure to coat all side.  Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat until all chicken has been coated.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes. While chicken is still hot,  in a small bowl mix together 1 tbsp of ranch seasoning mix and 2 tbsp of melted butter.  Baste over hot chicken garnish with parsley and serve.
Calories per serving/301
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2 comments on “Crispy Baked Ranch Chicken”

  1. This chicken looks nice and crispy. Saving this one for the books and I will let you know how it goes! Thanks for sharing!

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