3 Ingredients and 3 different ways to prepare one of the most, tender, flavorful and easy chicken dishes around! Prep is minimal, but bottled ranch dressing is NOT recommended—it’s not thick enough. In fact, I use a little less milk and more mayonnaise when preparing the dressing. It sticks to the chick better…
A nice organic Ranch dressing blend is available at your local natural market if you’re opposed to Supermarket brands. Or whip up your own from scratch; 1/2 cup each of sour cream & mayo, 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 2 cloves of fresh garlic, a tablespoon or 2 of ACV (apple cider vinegar) and a bit of salt and pepper blend wonderfully together right in front of your very eyes.
Homemade Ranch Dressing…Make Your Own or Use a Good Quality Boxed NOT Bottled. photo source: recipehubs
- 2 pounds cut up fryer chicken, or bone in breasts & thighs. Leave skin on for maximum moistness.
- 2 cups prepared Ranch dressing…bottled is not recommended
- ¼ cup of your favorite thick BBQ sauce
Mix dressing and BBQ sauce together. Coat both sides of all pieces of chicken. Marinate for up to 2 hours or coat and cook right away. The chicken can be prepared 3 ways: baked in the oven for 45 minutes at 375* BBQed on the grill for a total of 40 minutes—20 minutes on both sides or smoked in as smoker for 45 minutes total. It’s great all 3 Ways!
Serve with baked sweet potatoes topped with butter & orange scented sour cream (1 tsp of orange zest & 1 tablespoon of honey mixed in 1/2 cup sour cream) and a side of buttered sugar peas– whatever your little hearts desire. This simple chicken recipe is “stand alone” good! Luscious sides are mere accompaniments.