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My kids love Ranch Dressing.  They put it on practically everything!  They especially love it on pizza (which drives this native New Yorker absolutely crazy!  How sacrilegious!!).

I was struggling to find something to make for dinner one night and I happened to have one packet left of Hidden Valley Ranch’s salad dressing and seasoning dry mix.  I also had some Panko bread crumbs left and decided to give it a try.  This is pretty much the same recipe on the back of the HVR packet, but I used Panko style bread crumbs rather than traditional bread crumbs.  I like how they stay really crunchy and crispy and they give the chicken a nice texture.  Even though it wasn’t my recipe, it worked in a pinch, it was easy to make, and the whole family loved it!  Dinner was a success and that’s what counts!  (Oh and yes, my kids dunked their chicken in Ranch Dressing!)

Ranch Chicken

Ranch Chicken

4-6 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Dry Mix
1 cup Panko bread crumbs (or traditional bread crumbs)
Resealable plastic bag

1)  Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2)  In the resealable bag, place the bread crumbs and packet of dry Ranch mix.  Shake to combine.
3)  Add the chicken breasts and seal the bag.  Shake the bread crumb/ranch mixture and chicken together to coat the chicken.
4)  On an ungreased baking sheet, lay the chicken and bake in the oven for 20 minutes for thin sliced chicken (30-40 minutes for thicker sliced) or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
5)  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy Hidden Valley Ranch.