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Barbecue Ranch Cheddar Baked Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal to satisfy your hungry family. It’s easy, delicious, and is ready in less than 30 minutes!

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When it comes to feeding my family, chicken recipes are my go-to. Chicken is pretty easy to work with and there are so many different ways to prepare it. This particular recipe is a take on my Ranch Parmesan Baked Chicken, and uses the same method.

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Now to make the chicken, start by pounding out the chicken breasts. This is so important because you want them to be even thickness so they will stay juicy and not dry out. Season them with garlic salt and chili powder, then brush on the Hidden Valley Ranch Honey BBQ Dressing. Finally crush us some cheese crackers (like Cheese-Its or Cheese Nips) and combine them with some shredded Cheddar cheese. Press that mixture into the chicken. The crackers and cheese will form a delicious crust on the chicken, and the dressing helps to keep the chicken super juicy and tender.

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I like to top the chicken with some parsley for color, but it’s a completely optional step. See how golden brown it gets? So yummy!

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Serve it with some of the Ranch Honey BBQ dressing on the side for dipping.

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A plate of chicken

Barbecue Ranch Cheddar Baked Chicken

Barbecue Ranch Cheddar Baked Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal to satisfy your hungry family. It’s easy, delicious, and is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese crackers
  • 1/4 cup Hidden Valley Honey Barbecue Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
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  • In a seal-able plastic bag, gently pound chicken until it's uniform in thickness. Cut breasts in half, if desired.
  • In a food processor, pulse together crackers, shredded Cheddar and dried parsley. (alternatively, you could crush the crackers by hand and stir together with the cheese and parsley.
  • Spray a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place chicken in the pan and sprinkle with garlic salt and chili powder.
  • Brush chicken evenly with Honey Barbecue Ranch Dressing, then sprinkle cracker mixture on top. Press the cracker mixture into the chicken lightly with your hands.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Tops should be golden brown. If additional browning time is needed, place chicken under the broiler for a couple minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Can't find barbecue ranch dressing? Use just barbecue sauce and add a tablespoon of dry ranch seasoning.
Keyword barbecue chicken, barbecue ranch chicken, Ranch Chicken


Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 53gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 920mgPotassium: 896mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 299IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

For more easy chicken dinner recipes, try these:

 Parmesan Ranch Baked Chicken

Parmesan Ranch Chicken 11

Baked Barbecue Chicken

Tender and Juicy Baked Barbecued Chicken

Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken

Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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