Tender and juicy chicken that kids like better than McNuggets®! But they don't know it's better for them.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Beat the eggs and ranch dressing together in a bowl; set aside. Stir together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until evenly combined. Dip the chicken thighs into the egg mixture, then press into the breadcrumbs to coat all sides; place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Cook the chicken thighs until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 50 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 13.7g 21% DV; cholesterol 106.7mg 36% DV; sodium 814.1mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
I give it a 4 for flavor but there are a couple of changes I suggest. First, cut the bread crumbs in HALF, there was more than enough to do a dozen chicken thighs. Second, cook these on a shallow rack in a baking dish, otherwise the bottom half of the chicken pieces get soggy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/06/2011
This was ok but I didn't like it as much as my chicken recipe. Read More
(5)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
I give it a 4 for flavor but there are a couple of changes I suggest. First, cut the bread crumbs in HALF, there was more than enough to do a dozen chicken thighs. Second, cook these on a shallow rack in a baking dish, otherwise the bottom half of the chicken pieces get soggy. Read More
(78)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
Nothing fancy but good and moist. You definitely only need about half of the bread crumbs. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
Very tasty and tender. My 21 month old even liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
This chicken was delecious and juicy. I had chicken tenderloins thawed out so I used that in place of the chicken thighs but I think next time I will try it with the thighs just to see what that taste like! I liked that the egg and ranch were mixed together. I only use panko bread crumbs because it gives more of a crispy coating. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2011
This is one of my boys' favorites. This works for chicken tenders as well (or chicken legs if you'd rather use that). I use my own homemade dry ranch seasoning mix and I add Frank's hot sauce to the egg wash. Never fails to disappear. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
11/06/2011
This was ok but I didn't like it as much as my chicken recipe. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2011
Maybe I did something wrong but this did not turn out well at all. The flavors didn't seem to meld well and the breadcrumbs overpowered the chicken. I only ate 3 bites and gave up on it. Joe ate one thigh and said it was "OK but not a 'make again'" Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2010
It is tender but other than that it is plain old breaded chicken. Aside from the little extra garlic flavor nothing stood out. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2012
So super easy and delicious! I ran out of my usual bread crumbs so I crushed some Ceasar croutons. The egg and ranch dressing mix was wonderful. Even my 23 month old ate it without a fight! My husband said "Mmmm mmmm mmm! This one's a keeper!" Read More
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