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Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs

 

 

Three ingredients are all you need to make these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs. Perfect to serve for a weeknight meal or large crowd.

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Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs | Three ingredients are all you need to make these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs. Perfect to serve for a weeknight meal or large crowd.

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You all know that I generally like to use fresh herbs to season my recipes, but every now and then I’m in a pinch to get dinner on the table and realize too late that I’m out of that one particular herb I may want to use. This is what happened to me recently when I had taken chicken out for dinner; then spent my entire day out of the house and was scrambling to get dinner on the table before we had to leave again for art class. Hence, these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs were created.

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I mean I can hardly even call this a recipe. All you need are three ingredients: bone-in chicken thighs, a dry package of your favorite salad dressing or dip mix, and oil. I happened to have Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix, but you could use anything you happen to have on hand and it will just give your chicken a different flavor. Speaking of having it on hand, I like to keep these types of packets readily available in my pantry. You never know when last minute guests will show up and you may need a quick dip or dinner idea. Besides, they hardly take up any room and last for months.

Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs

Back to this chicken. So all you have to do is mix your packet with oil, whisk together and place your chicken and the mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Mix it up so that the chicken gets coated well; then place in a baking dish and bake for about 50-60 minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F). See how crispy and golden brown the chicken gets; not to mention how moist and tender it was. Accompany these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs with some mashed potatoes and sea salt roasted green beans and dinner is served. ~Enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
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Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Three ingredients are all you need to make these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs. Perfect to serve for a weeknight meal or large crowd.
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 8 In Bone Chicken Thighs
  • 1 oz . Package Hidden Valley Ranch Dips
  • 1/4 c . Canola Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ranch packet with the oil with a whisk.
  3. Add the chicken to a resealable bag, pour in the oil mixture and coat the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken in an oven safe dish (I used 13"x9") and bake for 50-55 minutes or until minimum temperature of 165 is reached.

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Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs | Three ingredients are all you need to make these Crispy Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs. Perfect to serve for a weeknight meal or large crowd.


11 Comments

  1. Wanda Tracey
    December 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Here’s a recipe I will love! It’s easy to make and sounds totally scrumptious.Chicken dinners are my favorites!

  2. Melissa S
    December 12, 2015 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    These sound delicious, my son would love them.

  3. Brandi
    September 8, 2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I made this with olive oil and it was a hit! Does need the full 55 minutes or so.. Gets a nice crisp browned top.. Juicy flavor ! Simple with only 3 ingredients:)!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      September 9, 2016 at 6:08 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe Brandi! I’ve already made this one a couple of times already because it’s so easy too; especially if you’re looking for a last minute dinner idea.

  4. Doug
    February 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I use a packet of Fiesta ranch. Great flavor! I have found that putting a rack in the baking dish keeps the chicken crispy all the way around too. Good recipe. Thanks!

  5. Wendy Maleeny
    August 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Do you mix the dressing according to the packet or just mix the packet with the oil?

  6. Mayda peacocke
    September 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Can I use boneless thighs for a shorter cook time?

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