We have all heard of or at least tried chicken coated with ranch salad dressing, and while the dressing adds moisture, it also adds extra calories. By using dried ranch seasoning and chicken thighs you can still get the flavor and moisture!



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


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • Mix flour and 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning in a shallow bowl. Beat egg in a second shallow bowl.

  • Crush ranch-flavored tortilla chips in a food processor or Vitamix(R) until they are fine crumbs. Combine crushed tortilla chips, remaining 2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning, and panko bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.

  • Dip each chicken thigh first in flour mixture, then in egg, and finally in tortilla chip mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; 23.4 g total fat; 120 mg cholesterol; 847 mg sodium. 41.4 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition