Ranchy goodness mixed with chicken, cucumber and red onion. An instant favorite of anyone who tries it. Serve on whole wheat tortillas with baby spinach and diced tomatoes or eat it by itself.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken in a saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken, let cool, and shred or cut into bite size pieces.

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  • Combine the chicken, red onion, cucumber, garlic, and ranch dressing in a large bowl. Season with pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

214.2 calories; 11.7 g protein; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 37.4 mg cholesterol; 312.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
I'm the author of this recipe and wanted to make a couple notes.... For the chicken I do not simply boil the chicken as the recipe states. You need to add something to help flavor the chicken to the water...salt pepper celery onion etc. A good recipe to try/look at for guidance is AR's for Boiled Chicken...just add salt. The amount of pepper in the recipe should not be a pinch but it should be fresh ground pepper to taste. Some people like a lot (my dad) and others (my husband) not so much lol I am also picky about the brand of Ranch Dressing I use as well personally not all dressing's taste the same..we like Hidden Valley. It's also good with a bit of shredded cheese mixed in too;) Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2018
I guess I didn't use a good dressing as the flavor was really flat. I would use celery instead of the cucumber as well as chopped almonds to add more crunch. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
I'm the author of this recipe and wanted to make a couple notes.... For the chicken I do not simply boil the chicken as the recipe states. You need to add something to help flavor the chicken to the water...salt pepper celery onion etc. A good recipe to try/look at for guidance is AR's for Boiled Chicken...just add salt. The amount of pepper in the recipe should not be a pinch but it should be fresh ground pepper to taste. Some people like a lot (my dad) and others (my husband) not so much lol I am also picky about the brand of Ranch Dressing I use as well personally not all dressing's taste the same..we like Hidden Valley. It's also good with a bit of shredded cheese mixed in too;) Enjoy! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2011
This was very good and quick to make. I wanted chicken salad for lunch but didn't have any celery to provide the crunch. The ranch dressing gives it a zing that's missing in regular chicken salad. I will definitely make it again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
Good recipe. Although like most people I changed a few things. Instead of boiling the chicken I roasted it in the oven. I added some crumbled bacon and used roasted garlic instead of fresh garlic. Also I cut down the ranch a bit and added some honey mustard. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2011
We liked this and don't normally like chicken salad. Tried this because we DO like Ranch dressing. I was pleased with the result but wished I had used Hidden Valley as suggested Kraft Light (which was all I had) didn't have quite enough oomph in this case. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2011
Simply Delicious Ranch Chicken Salad Haiku: "It's simple to make. Not quite simply delicious. Still tasted okay." I had some chicken that I'd shredded and frozen in portioned bags so after thawing one I followed this recipe but it was only so-so. Definitely needed some salt and more than a pinch of pepper. Still when crammed into a pita w/ lettuce tomatoes pepperoncinis it was fairly tasty - just not a chicken salad that I'd scoop up and eat by itself. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2017
I used a can of chicken and cut the ranch down to 1/2 a cup. Love it! I live overseas and cannot get good celery at all so this is a great alternative to traditional chicken salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2018
I guess I didn't use a good dressing as the flavor was really flat. I would use celery instead of the cucumber as well as chopped almonds to add more crunch. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2014
Mmmm this was good! Hubby and I were really hungry and were making chicken salad when we realized we didn't have mayo!!! So we gave this a try. We added lettuce Swiss cheese and ate it on toasted spouted wheat bread. We used lots of pepper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2017
Added some mayo Read More