Healthy Baked Cheddar Ranch Chicken

Chicken dipped in a mixture of ranch seasoning and panko breadcrumbs then baked till crispy makes for the perfect delicious easy weeknight meal. Serve this with a salad and you have a high protein lower carb lunch or dinner.

I kept leftovers in the refrigerator to use in a salad or eat with vegetables for lunch during the week. Typically, I eat the chicken cold but if I want it warmed up, and to crisp the crust, I will stick it in the oven for 10 minutes or so. I use these pyrex glass containers to store the chicken in the refrigerator.

If you are looking for an easy healthy chicken recipe to add to your weeknight menu then try this Cheddar Ranch Baked Chicken. It delicious, kid-friendly, and goes with just about anything.

**1.5 pounds of chicken will serve 6 people. Cut larger breasts in half to create more portions.



  • 1 (1.5 ounce) packet Simply Organic Ranch Dressing mix
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl mix together ranch dressing mix, breadcrumbs, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. In a small bowl place the egg white. One at a time, dip the chicken breast into the egg white and then dip into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. rub olive oil on the sheet pan or spray with cooking spray. Place chicken on the sheet pan.
  5. Place any leftover breadcrumb mixture onto the chicken.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, carefully flip over, and then bake for another 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve on a salad or with rice and vegetables.


Make-ahead instructions
This recipe can be made completely ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Or you can make the breadcrumbs mixture and trim chicken ahead of time so it’s ready to go the night you want to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 276 Fat: 13 Saturated fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 7 Fiber: 0 Protein: 30

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