This is very easy and fast to make; using fat free dressing keeps the calories down and helps prevent the chicken from burning.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine the dressing, garlic and basil in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken pieces, turning them to coat. Squeeze out air and seal bag. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

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  • Preheat grill to medium heat.

  • Grill chicken breasts for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 779 mg sodium. 22.6 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2004
WOW My family LOVES this recipe! I've been using Allrecipes for well over a year and I just joined so I can finally rate this recipe! I've used this SO many times and it is the BEST! I use regular Ranch dressing (not non-fat) more fresh basil (about 1/2 cup chopped) and fresh ground pepper to taste. I also pound the chicken first then marinate. The longer the better sometimes overnite but a few hours works as well. It is fork tender cooks quickly and does not get any easier than this. TRY IT!! For those that thought it was bland (?) try a pinch of cayenne possibly.:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2004
I was hoping for ranch chicken but it the flavor seemed to disappear during grilling and what was left was pretty bland. Maybe using a dry ranch seasoning packet as a rub would have been better...but I guess that would be a whole different recipe. This was not a repeater for me. Read More
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148 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2010
Lowfat and delicious! I use light ranch dressing and rosemary instead of basil plus a little salt and cracked black pepper. I also add a little olive oil to tenderize the chicken and reserved 1/4 of the marinade to baste the chicken with while grilling. I cut the chicken into cubes for kabobs and put everthing into a ziploc bag to marinate for a few hours. Very moist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2004
WOW My family LOVES this recipe! I've been using Allrecipes for well over a year and I just joined so I can finally rate this recipe! I've used this SO many times and it is the BEST! I use regular Ranch dressing (not non-fat) more fresh basil (about 1/2 cup chopped) and fresh ground pepper to taste. I also pound the chicken first then marinate. The longer the better sometimes overnite but a few hours works as well. It is fork tender cooks quickly and does not get any easier than this. TRY IT!! For those that thought it was bland (?) try a pinch of cayenne possibly.:-) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Very easy to prepare. I was not overly impressed with the taste so I don't think I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent recipe for a quick easy bbq'd chicken dinner. Used the home made ranch dressing found on this site. Entire family loved it...even the picky eaters. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious fast and easy. We used Kraft Light Done Right Ranch and had no problems with burning. Used garlic salt instead of garlic and though the taste came out great. We'll use it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
tried this out since my husband and I both love ranch... tasted good. However I guess I was looking for more ranch flavor then it had --I did marinate for at least 4 hours. Next time will use ranch packet and make a marinade. The chicken did taste good and will make again with modifications. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
for only being 2grams of fat i rate this recipe a 5! It was delicious! Just the right amount of flavor and very quick to make. I used sour cream and onion fat free ranch instead. My only problem is the burning but that could be because i had the heat on a little too high.Overall--Satisfying!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I was looking for something different than the typical barbeque sauce on the chicken so this was a welcome change. I watched the chicken closely but it still burned a little so be careful. Also the flavor would probably be more intense if you marinated it for longer than 1/2 an hour. Good flavor and moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2011
A keeper. Had fresh basil from the garden crushed the garlic instead of chopping. I used boneless thighs and chicken breast baked it at 375. When the chicken was cooked I removed it and set it aside added half a can of chicken broth and a couple of shakes of flour. Served over hot spaghetti with the sauce and we loved it. A great quick recipe for busy nights. Read More
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