Ranch Cheddar Chicken Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Ranch Cheddar Chicken is a great way to liven up your weekly chicken dish. So easy and flavorful!

Ranch Cheddar Chicken Photo

Raise your hand if you have chicken on the menu this week? Pretty sure everyone is raising their hand. Did you make the same chicken you always do? When I was growing up my mom would make chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika on them.

We would have them pretty much every week. They would be served with probably canned corn and maybe the box version of the Mushroom Rice Pilaf. Not that my mom wasn’t a good cook, she just worked full time and didn’t spend a lot of time trying out new recipes.

So now I go to the extreme and almost never make the same thing in the same month. But this ranch cheddar chicken is one that is requested over and over again.

Ranch Cheddar Chicken Picture

The concept for this chicken dish is simple. I have seen versions of this before that just spread mayo on the chicken and then sprinkle with bread crumbs. That seemed a little boring to me, and my family loves anything with ranch, so I decided to mix it up.

Plus, I always have ranch seasoning packets in my pantry. It is one of those things that I can never remember if I have one, so I always buy another one. Anyway, I mixed the seasoning packet with the mayo for tons more flavor! Plus, cheese. I mean…. Cheese!

Ranch Cheddar Chicken Image

I like to use chicken tenders when I am baking chicken like this. They are pretty much all the same size, and they cook much quicker than a full chicken breast. So they are great for weeknights. Plus, they are often on sale for the same price, so it doesn’t cost anything extra.

The mayo mixture on top makes this ranch cheddar chicken super moist and so flavorful. Serve with pan charred asparagus or roasted broccoli for a complete meal! You can be eating in less than 30 minutes, and the whole family is going to be happy!

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Ranch Cheddar Chicken Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1-1 1/2 pounds Chicken Tenders, Or boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 1 oz packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1/3 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet lined with foil.
  2. In a small bowl mix together mayo, ranch dressing mix, and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on the cooling rack.
  4. Spread mayo mixture evenly over the top of the chicken.
  5. Mix together panko breadcrumbs and cheddar cheese.
  6. Sprinkle over the chicken.
  7. Spray the chicken with non-stick spray.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.


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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 360
Calories 367

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 1376mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 54g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

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Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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