Quick and Easy Cornflake Ranch Chicken

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It’s a blast from the past! I remember learning how to make cornflake chicken in the oven as a kid and now you can enjoy a quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken breast recipe!

 

a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

 

I can’t believe we so quickly forgot about one of the classic recipes from the 90s, cornflake chicken breasts! This quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe only needs a few ingredients and it’s one of the best recipes for teaching kids to cook.

The chicken is rolled in a simple cornflake and ranch seasoning mixture, then baked to a crispy, golden perfection in just 30-40 minutes in the oven.

My first question after figuring out dinner is, what am I going to serve on the side? If you’re the same way and wondering what to serve with our quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken, let me point you to your children.

Cornflake chicken is similar to fried chicken without all of the oil, and kids love a simple fried chicken so ask them what they want on the side. Getting kids involved in dinner is the best thing you can do as a parent.

A simple green salad doesn’t compete with the flavor of the chicken so it’s a great option whereas cornbread or rolls can create a heavier meal.

My mom often served green beans and these Honey Roasted Red Potatoes. You could also go for steakhouse style smashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cheesy basil vegetables.

 

a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

 

Cooking with Kids

As I was saying above, cooking with kids is one of the most important things you’ll do as a parent.

Have you ever noticed that when you cook with your kids they open up and talk more? What about how much more willing they are to eat what you made for dinner? Or that they start to figure out math, adding, subtracting and fractions. And of course there’s that they are learning a skill that no matter who they become or what careers they choose they absolutely will need.

Most important of all, have you ever noticed how much less fighting and stress there is when a family takes a deep breath and just creates food together? Suddenly you’re sharing in moments and creating memories. That’s going to last far longer than insisting that they pick up their room. Love brings them back  when they push away and cooking helps them to feel it.

a crunchy piece of cornflake ranch chicken being dipped into bbq sauce

 

King Ranch Chicken

When we sit down to write these blog posts we try to be mindful of what readers really need. Sometimes it’s strictly the recipe, other times it’s lots of information to help answer questions like in our Banana Bread Recipe. And then there’s the posts about the tender moments, the good, the bad and sometimes even the ugly. Like when we wrote about our battle with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, it’s NOT Morning Sickness or the horrible things people said and what it taught us in our post about 3 Things We’ve learned From Responding with Love Online ,  or when we shared our story of how we became a family.

 

Well that brings us to this post, and I was researching what questions we could answer about ranch chicken for our readers and you know what kept popping up? King Ranch Chicken. I have no clue what it is or how to make it, so I decided to add it to this post and see what our readers know.

Every single time we ask our readers for advice we get a bucket of fantastic answers and advice. So here goes, what’s King Ranch Chicken?

 

a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

 

Quick and Easy Cornflake Ranch Chicken

While you pop on down to the comments, let me tell you how to make this delicious recipe.

Grab cornflakes and crush them in a blender or use a meat mallet, or even a simple rolling pin.

I don’t like it when the crumbs become a powder, you want a little crunch action so think about it being more like the texture of panko breadcrumbs or thick breadcrumbs.

Place this in a shallow dish and add the ranch dressing seasoning packet. Mix this all together and add the chicken.

Coat the chicken well and place in a baking dish.

Drizzle butter all over the chicken and place in a 375 degree oven.

Bake until golden and crunchy.

 

a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

 

CHICKEN RECIPES

Looking for more chicken recipes? We always are too, so make sure you try our Chicken MilaneseCheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Macaroni and Cheese,  One Skillet BBQ Chicken and Potatoes or our simple Citrus Greek Chicken.

 

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a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

 

Quick and Easy Cornflake Ranch Chicken

quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken breast

It’s a blast from the past! I remember learning how to make cornflake chicken in the oven as a kid and now you can enjoy a quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken breast recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Small Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Packet Ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 1/4 Cups Crushed Corn flakes (the finer the better, but don’t make it into powder)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the cornflakes and ranch seasoning.
  2. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Place the cornflakes and ranch in a shallow dish and add the chicken, one at a time. Press the mixture all over the chicken, flip and press again.
  4. Place the chicken in a baking dish and drizzle with butter.
  5. Bake the chicken for 30-40 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

 

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 136 Calories
  • Total Fat: 12.2g
  • Cholesterol: 51.2mg
  • Sodium: 14.3mg
  • Protein: 6.5g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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5 comments on “Quick and Easy Cornflake Ranch Chicken”

  1. Do you make the ranch dressing? Or just use the dry seasoning? 

  2. Ahh love how this almost looks and tastes fried since it’s so crispy, but healthier since it’s baked instead! 🙂

  3. King Ranch Chicken is a delicious casserole using chopped cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, a can of diced tomato and green chiles, onions, bell pepper, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper, corn tortillas and or course lot of cheese!  There are many recipes available on the internet for this.