Simply Delicious Ranch Chicken Salad

Simply Delicious Ranch Chicken Salad

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"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."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 214 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Combine the chicken, red onion, cucumber, garlic, and ranch dressing in a large bowl. Season with pepper to taste.
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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!


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!


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.