Rating: 3.66 stars
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5

Your favorite chicken pieces braised in ranch-style salad dressing and water. Serve with rice, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender.

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  • Add chicken and brown with onions, stirring so as not to burn. Add dressing and water; reduce heat to low and cook over low heat for about 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.

Nutrition Facts

615 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 55.4g; cholesterol 102.5mg; sodium 655.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2005
GREAT RECIPE. I have made this with canola oil and with the new 'smart ballance' spread and comes out great all ways. Family LOVES it. Do need to cook slowly, (as recipe states) I tried to hurry it once and was no where near as good, just OK. I have added two onions as well, and that is a 5 star also. Took it to a family reunion and was asked for recipe so many times I finally made copy's and mailed them out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2005
I was not impressed with this recipe! It cooks in a lot less than an hour I wouldn't recomend cooking any longer than a half hour. I ended up with a skillet of chicken swimming in oil and the chicken was dry! Read More
(6)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2005
GREAT RECIPE. I have made this with canola oil and with the new 'smart ballance' spread and comes out great all ways. Family LOVES it. Do need to cook slowly, (as recipe states) I tried to hurry it once and was no where near as good, just OK. I have added two onions as well, and that is a 5 star also. Took it to a family reunion and was asked for recipe so many times I finally made copy's and mailed them out. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
WE HAVE MADE THIS QUITE A FEW TIMES, IT IS GREAT AND SOOOO EASY. THE LAST TIME WE MADE IT I SPRINKLED SHREDDED CHEESE OVER THE TOP OF CHICKEN AND HEATED TILL CHEESE JUST MELTS. ALSO VERY GOOD. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2005
Very good! This was so quick to make too. Sauce was dirty cream colored after cooked. It definitely had ranch taste; the water didn't dilute it at all. Could use a bit of color though. Can add green onions. Brocolli would be good. Or even garnish with parsley leaves, which is what I used. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2005
I USED FAT FREE RANCH DRESSING WITH THIS RECIPE Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
With these changes I rated it a 5 it seemed to boring with out it I loved this recipe i did change it by using chicken strips then started by cooking the seanoned chicken then added turkey bacon and 1/2 onion and 1/2 chopped fresh mushrooms garlic salt Itailan seasoning pepper salt to taste cook then till chicken is almost done then added light ranch parsley and water cook until the sauce is thickened. This tasted like a really nice resturants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2010
Wow...This was such a great way to do chicken. I used light ranch which made it a great Low Carb dish. I cut the water a little and added Broccoli and sugar snap peas, seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.THIS IS A KEEPER. I will keep this one and use it very often!!!! Thanks for the great idea!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2005
I was not impressed with this recipe! It cooks in a lot less than an hour I wouldn't recomend cooking any longer than a half hour. I ended up with a skillet of chicken swimming in oil and the chicken was dry! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2004
This sounded like a good fast idea but sorry I did not like this at all. I made it using hidden valley ranch and the taste was awful. I did drain the vegetable oil from the pan before adding the ranch and water because it did not seem like a good mix and I now wish I wouldn't have used any vegetable oil. I would like to say I would try to experiment with it again but it left such a horrible taste that I don't even want to bother. Even my EXTREMELY easy to please boyfriend said it was just alright. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2005
I am not a picky eater but I could not seem to get this down... tasted bitter... chicken looked like it was swimming in veg. oil. But thank you for the low carb recipe...:-) Read More
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