BBQ ranch chicken on a white plate with cornbread (with logo overlay)

3 Ingredient BBQ Ranch Chicken in No Time

BBQ Ranch Chicken is a quick, delicious dinner that uses only 3 ingredients you’ll find in most kitchens. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

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There are many nights that I enjoy getting in the kitchen and preparing an elaborate meal for my family. Other nights, I just need to get something on the table to feed us all as we are going a million miles an hour. On those crazy nights, I turn to one pan or sheet pan meals for easy prep and easy clean. BBQ Ranch Chicken takes about 5 minutes to prepare and it’s ready in about 30.

This meal came from one of those nights. And it was the night before we were going grocery shopping, so food was a bit sparse in the kitchen. I had some chicken thawed but had no clue what I was going to do with it. I started searching around the kitchen and found some bbq sauce and ranch and started to experiment.

The meal is simple, but everyone here enjoyed it. We’ve made it a few times when we need a quick dinner. It goes great with cornbread if you’re looking for a side.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 375F. In a small mixing bowl, I combined bbq sauce and ranch dressing at about a 3:1 mixture.

BBQ and ranch swirled in a stainless steel bowl

Pat the chicken breast dry and place it on a baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to coat the chicken with the bbq-ranch sauce. Apply it liberally, then flip the chicken over and cover the other side as well.

Two chicken breasts on a metal baking sheet covered in ranch bbq sauce

Bake the chicken for about 25-45 minutes, depending on how thick the chicken breasts are. We like to fillet our chicken, so they are half the thickness and cook much quicker. Since we were almost out of food, I didn’t have much to go with this, but next time I plan to make some roasted potatoes or vegetables with this, also coated in a little bit of the sauce. I had corn muffin mix, and the boys were so excited to get muffins for dinner!

BBQ ranch chicken on a white plate with cornbread (vertical)

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Originally Published On: March 4, 2018

Last Updated On: July 30, 2019

BBQ ranch chicken on a white plate with cornbread

BBQ Ranch Chicken

BBQ Ranch Chicken is a quick, delicious dinner that uses only 3 ingredients you'll find in most kitchens. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, chicken, ranch
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the bbq sauce and ranch dressing
  • Pat the chicken dry and place it on a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup
  • Liberally coat the chicken with the sauce
  • Flip chicken and coat the other side
  • Bake for about 25-45 minutes, until chicken is cooked through
  • Serve warm with roasted vegetables, potatoes, or corn muffins
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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Ranch Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 1084mg45%
Potassium 597mg17%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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58 thoughts on “3 Ingredient BBQ Ranch Chicken in No Time”

  1. We eat chicken often around our house. This is perfect for those really busy days or even when I don’t really feel like cooking but everyone is starving.

  2. Now this sounds like an amazing combo! I love all the ingredients but never thought together! Gonna add this to menu dinner this coming week.

  3. This look so good and filling! I’m vegan so I’ll give it a go with seitan I made the other day, fingers crossed it will work out well in the end!

  4. Just 3 ingredients? Man, it doesn’t get any easier than that. I have two 20-something sons always looking for easy recipes. I sent it to both of them.

  5. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com

    I love that this recipe is so quick and easy! I think my entire family will really enjoy this dish!!

  6. What a brilliant idea of mixing both the sauces together and just the idea is making my mouth water. My husband loves chicken and I think it will be a great treat for him.

  7. I love recipes that you can just pop on a baking sheet and put in the oven and then it’s ready. No having to wait over the stove making sure it’s not burning. This looks so quick and easy for midweek meals.

  8. BBQ sauce and ranch go so well together! And I love how simple it is. I know the feeling of the day before grocery shopping…we look at our empty fridge and think: uh oh lol!! This is a delicious, easy option.

    1. It can be so hard sometimes to see that empty refrigerator! The worst is when we are getting ready to go on vacation so cleaning everything out and knowing I’m not getting anything else for a while!

  9. Anything with BBQ and chicken, I’m in. Not really into ranch, but this certainly sounds good enough for me to try. This recipe is perfect for entertaining at home.

  10. I love that this is so easy to make and has such great flavors! My whole family loved it and it was really easy to make 🙂

  11. I love how good and easy this recipe sounds! I love chicken so much because you can prepare it in many ways! I’ll try this recipe for sure

  12. you had me at 3 ingredients! SEriously the simpler the better in my opinon! This sounds just delicious!

  13. Bbq AND ranch?!?! Now that sounds like some delicious chicken!!! Definitely going to be trying this recipe. Bet the family will love it

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