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Chicken makes a great base for every meal. It’s lean, it’s a great source of protein and it goes with just about anything.

One way we like to flavor our chicken is by adding some buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix. This provides a great, creamy texture that elevates the taste of the chicken to the next level.

Read on to find out more about our Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Breast recipe as well as other ways to make your chicken dishes delicious.

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken

There are several ways you can make a buttermilk ranch chicken recipe. For this dish, we use breadcrumbs, dried basil leaves, sour cream, and, of course, buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix and chicken.

The breadcrumbs, basil and salad dressing mix are combined in one bowl and set aside.

The chicken is then dipped in the sour cream until it is well coated. It is then rolled in the bread crumb mixture and put on a baking pan until it is ready to serve.

Of course, there are many variations on this recipe. Here are a few we recommend.

Buttermilk Ranch Oven-Fried Chicken: This requires both the ranch seasoning mix and buttermilk. Other ingredients include corn muffin mix, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne.

Start by combining the chicken with the seasoning and buttermilk in a large Ziploc bag. Refrigerate for anywhere between an hour and a day.

When the chicken is ready, put the cornmeal mix in a shallow bowl and dip the chicken in. Spray the top of the chicken and a baking pan with cooking spray and bake.

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders: This is another variation on the dish, and it can make a great snack, or you can serve it with a side to make a meal in and of itself.

Start by cutting the chicken into thin strips. Then put them in a bag with a cup of buttermilk and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Next, take two shallow bowls. Fill one with eggs and another with a mixture of flour, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, and ranch seasoning.

Dip the chicken in the eggs and then the breadcrumbs. Double dip to make them extra crispy!

Then lay them out on a greased baking sheet with a bit of melted butter on them. Pop them in the oven and look forward to serving a meal the whole family can enjoy.

Buttermilk Baked Chicken

It is common for buttermilk to be used with breadcrumbs to make a fried chicken recipe, but if you are looking for something a bit lighter, buttermilk can also be used to add flavor to baked chicken. Here are some buttermilk baked chicken recipes you might enjoy.

Buttermilk Roast Chicken: This recipe requires putting the chicken in a freezer bag along with buttermilk, oil, garlic, peppercorns, salt rosemary, and honey. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.

Once the chicken is ready, remove it from the marinade and allow the excess to drip off.

Line a baking pan with foil and bake chicken until it is well browned, and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced.

Baked Buttermilk Chicken: This Southern recipe calls for buttermilk, flour, butter, salt, pepper and mushroom soup.

Fill one bowl with buttermilk and another with flour, salt and pepper mixture. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk and then the flour mixture.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes turning at the 30-minute mark. Then cover with remaining buttermilk and cream of mushroom soup.

Bake an additional 15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and top with gravy if desired.

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken: This recipe comes care of Rachel Ray. The domestic queen makes her buttermilk ranch chicken with buttermilk, mayonnaise, dried mustard, fresh chives, dried dill, salt, and pepper.

All ingredients are combined and left to marinate for up to a day.

Once they are ready, put them in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown on both sides.

Buttermilk on its own has a slightly sour taste but when used in cooking it can give your meals a delightful tang that elevates your dishes. Buttermilk ranch chicken is just one example of how it can take your meals to a whole other level. Which buttermilk chicken meals will you be making to bring a smile to your family’s faces tonight? 

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Summertime Chicken and our Sweet and Saucy Chicken.

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Chicken Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Breasts

Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Breasts Recipe


  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 34 minutes

Description

There are several ways you can make a buttermilk ranch chicken recipe. For this dish, we use breadcrumbs, dried basil leaves, sour cream, and, of course, buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix and chicken.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2/3 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 (0.4 ounce) package buttermilk ranch salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Combine bread crumbs, basil and salad dressing mix in shallow dish. Combine well.
  2. Place sour cream in another dish.
  3. Dip boneless, skinless chicken breasts in sour cream to coat well.
  4. Roll coated chicken in bread crumb mixture, pressing to coat.
  5. Place on baking pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 18-24 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: buttermilk ranch chicken, buttermilk baked chicken