Baked Chicken and Ranch Recipe. This is not a great picture, but the family had already eaten the other 2 pans of chicken. I did my best! Big Daddy raved and raved over this chicken claiming it was the “best chicken” he has ever put in his mouth. This chicken and my mashed potatoes became stars tonight.
Baked Chicken and Ranch Recipe
Boneless chicken thighs (you can use breasts) noted to say I used the giant family pack
2 sticks of butter (could get away with one depending on how much chicken you cook.
3 packets of dry ranch mix
In a bowl, melt butter. Once melted, place in a shallow dish for dredging. While your butter is melting, take 2 c. cornflakes, seasoning, and some good shakes of parmesan and run that through your food processor. Place it in another shallow dish.
Spray your 13×9 pan(s).
First, roll out your thighs and cut off big pieces of fat. I did keep some fat on it because Big Daddy likes the “cracklins’.” Next, dredge both sides of chicken in butter, then in cornflake mixture. Finally, lay in 13×9 dish.
Once all that was done, I patted in (on each side) the dry ranch packet. I placed strips of raw bacon over the top of the chicken. You can see how I did it in the photo. The bacon grease seeps into the chicken and keeps it moist.
I cooked this at 350, uncovered, for 40 minutes on the middle rack. For the last 20 minutes, I put it on the top rack to get the bacon crispy. For the love…it was AWESOME.