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.

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.

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!


Originally Published On: March 4, 2018

Last Updated On: July 30, 2019


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.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, chicken, ranch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 349kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch


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


  • 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


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1084mg | Potassium: 597mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

View Comments (58)

  • 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.

    • That's one of my favorite things about this recipe, so quick and easy when I don't have time to put a full meal together.

  • I have been trying so many of your recipes. I think I would have you to share one of them on my blog.

  • Yum! I've never thought to mix barbecue sauce and ranch before but it sounds absolutely delicious. Will definitely be giving this a try!

  • 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.

    • It's such an easy meal to put together, and the combination works so well even though it sounds like it wouldn't.

  • I totally got bbq and ranch tonight at a restaurant. It was a great combo and now I can make it myself!

    • It couldn't be easier! It works so well together and makes a quick delicious dinner.

  • 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!

    • The sauce combination works really well together, so it should hopefully be good on anything!

  • Easy and yummy! I love recipes like this. It sounds super good too. Thank you for sharing the pictures as well. :)

    • It's definitely easy and yummy. My boys will eat it, which is always a bonus here!

  • Sounds yummy. I remember just making a cheddar ranch chicken before. Will have to try the bbq ranch soon.

    • Oh, cheddar and ranch go together so well too! I have a recipe on here called Cheesy Chicken and Ranch, you should try that one out!

  • 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.

    • I wish I had recipes like this when I was their age. We would have eaten so much better in college!

  • Omg this saves so much time during dinner when everyone is tired to cook anything yet craving for something tasty!

    • That's exactly what I love about this meal. Quick and easy when you don't feel like cooking much.

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

  • I like the creativity that hits us, moms, when our food supply is running low but we still need to come up with dinner. I have thrown some meals like these myself. Good job momma!

    • Seriously, it's kinda crazy to think about sometimes. Some of our best meals have come from the desperation of trying to throw together a dinner.

  • 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.

    • It's a great combination. My whole family enjoys this meal and it's so easy to make.

  • 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.

    • This is definitely one of those meals. I can throw it in the oven and still make lunches, help with schoolwork, etc. while it cooks.

  • 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.

    • 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!

  • I really like your recipe! I just went out to eat last night and had BBQ Chicken and Ranch. So yummy. I like a smoky BBQ sauce with ranch. I will have to share this recipe.

    • You could use any bbq you like with this. I don't care for a smoky flavor, so I use a sweet bbq sauce. But any would work!

  • 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.

    • You could tone back the ranch a bit when you prepare it, then have some to dip to see if you like it together. It really changes the flavor when they are combined.

  • 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 :)

  • 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

    • We eat chicken most of any meat because of the versatility. So many quick and easy ways to make a meal.

  • I love BBQ chicken and ranch chicken, but I honestly never considered combining the two! This looks so good. I am going to try this soon.

    • I agree, it makes for a really quick and easy weeknight meal when we have so many things going on after school.

  • This recipe combines my husbands two favorite condiments. I have to give this a shot, we usually just pour it over the top. This is a great idea.

  • You're so right, this can be done in no time!!! Oh i can't wait to make it, can't wait...I love bbq ranch chicken.

    • It's so easy to prep and put it in the oven. Then you have time to get other things done while it bakes since there's almost no clean-up, either.

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

    • I like meals that are more involved sometimes, but these simple meals are all we have time for some evenings!

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

  • BBQ Ranch? You have me totally intrigued! And this sounds so easy, too - thanks for another great recipe idea!