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Ranch Grilled Chicken

Juicy chicken marinated in a simple ranch dressing mixture and grilled to perfection! This one is kid-friendly perfection and we serve it up all summer long! 

ranch grilled chicken

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you might have noticed that I have a thing for ranch dressing.

I was born and raised in the Midwest, so basically ranch dressing flows through my veins.

Can’t stop, wont’ stop, sorry not sorry. 

grilled chicken recipe

Anyway, the weather outside has been glorious and I’ve been grilling every chance I can get. We do a lot of grilled chicken in the summer and this ranch grilled chicken is our go to. I can’t believe I haven’t shared it before now!

You’re going to love how flavorful this chicken is and it’s totally kid friendly – what kid doesn’t love ranch? 

How to make this grilled chicken with ranch: 

ranch marinade for chicken

Whip up your marinade by mixing together some bottled or homemade ranch dressing with a good bit of avocado oil. Seems weird, but trust me. 

Add in some buttermilk, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, dill, hot sauce, a sprinkle of salt. 

Whisk well and you’ve got your marinade.

Toss your chicken into the marinade and be sure to coat every bit of the chicken.

chicken in marinade

You can marinate your chicken for anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours. I’m usually not super on top of my game, so the chicken usually gets 30 minutes to an hour in my house. 

Toss the chicken on the grill and cook for 5 minute or so per side, depending on how thick your chicken breasts are.

We obviously serve with a little extra ranch dressing for dipping, but like I said: ranch dressing flows through my veins. 😉 

ranch grilled chicken

What to serve with this low carb grilled chicken: 

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad: This one goes with anything off the grill!

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese: One of my favs!

Loaded Radishes: If you haven’t cooked radishes before, you have to try these!

Cauliflower Salad: Wait until you see what I load this one up with!

Check out my ebook full of low carb chicken recipes!

Did you know I have an entire ebook dedicated to FAMILY FRIENDLY chicken recipes that also happen to be low carb? Get one for yourself right here and make dinner time just a bit easier!

marinaded grilled chicken

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Ranch Grilled Chicken

This ranch grilled chicken comes out so juicy and flavorful! Serve with extra ranch on the side for dipping!

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Add everything but the chicken to a mixing bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to a 9x13 baking dish or gallon zip top bag and add the marinade. Stir well to coat the chicken.
  3. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful it will be.
  4. Heat the grill to a medium heat.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting much of it drip off the chicken, and add it to the hot grill.
  6. Grill for 5-10 minutes per side, until cooked through, depending on the thickness of your chicken.

Notes

Serve with extra ranch for dipping, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 789mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 71g

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19 thoughts on “Ranch Grilled Chicken”

    1. Karly Campbell

      Sure! The dressing will be more runny, so you might just add the almond milk until you hit the texture you want.

      1. Thanks! I actually decided to use sour cream on a whim and it totally worked. We had this tonight and the flavor is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Buffie Davis

    I know this says to grill the chicken but would I still be able to cook the chicken in a skillet or bake it instead?

    1. Karly Campbell

      We’ve only tried this on the grill, but I think it’d be fine in a skillet.

  2. Phyllis Harrell

    Dear Karly: Do you have a recipe for Ranch Dressing? Most commercial ones are made with soy bean oil which I cannot tolerate. Thank you

  3. Nancy McKee

    Can you make the marinade and store it i the refrigerator for future use? I think I would love to have this on hand.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Nancy! I think it’d keep fine in the fridge for maybe a week or so. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Made the Ranch Grilled Chicken and the Cucumber/tomato/feta salad last night. Delish! Did have recipe for each as there is only two of us, and there was still enough for lunch left overs today. Will be trying more of your recipes soon.

  5. Lisa Swanson

    Hi – just found your site, going to try the ranch chicken and cuke/tomato/feta salad tonight (or the lemon caper chicken – can’t decide, I want both). Anyway, looking at the nutritional content of the ranch chicken – is 71g of protein correct? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything this high.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lisa! That’s based off of 3 pounds of chicken breasts making 6 servings – so about 8 ounces per piece, which is around 70g protein. If your chicken breasts are smaller, the nutrition will differ. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope you give all three recipes a try at some point – they’re all so good! Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Justina Robinson

    I was wondering if you thought after marinading the breast if they could be vacuum sealed and put in freezer for future meals? It’s just me and my husband and I like doing food prep so that we can just pull out make quick dishes.

  7. That looks and sounds so delicious! Instead of just straight ranch, have you ever tried saving a smidge of marinade for dipping prior to adding the chicken? I’m loving all those ingredient components. Can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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