Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken

Heather's Best Ever Baked Chicken


"I know, I know, EVERYONE makes baked chicken. Well, this one is good! Leave the skins on, at least while baking - or actually indulge and eat it with the skin on when baked!"


servings 587 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 587 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 34.1 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 52.2 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Marinate the chicken in the ranch dressing overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  3. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, sage and salt and mix well. Coat the marinated breasts in the breading mixture and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then REDUCE HEAT to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 30 minutes or until done and juices run clear.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 105 Ratings


I thought this recipe was very good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of the bone in and I cooked it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Since making this dish was a last minute deci...

Very good and fairly easy to make. I used fat free hidden valley ranch dressing and found the taste to be quite good.

This was a good baked chicken recipe. The meat was tender and juicy. I was disappointed in the lack of Ranch flavor though. Since I was using boneless breasts I baked at 400 for 30 minutes. ...

I love this recipe...My boyfriend thinks it is OK...I mix 1/2 pkg of dry ranch mix with the parmesan cheese so you don't loose all the Ranch flavor...The mix adds a little ranch and a little sal...

Being that others said that the ranch dressing was kind of lost in the sauce, I decided to marinate in Italian dressing instead. Because the chicken was being coated in the Panko bread crumbs I ...

Pretty good overall. I added half of a package of dry ranch mix to the ranch dressing itself to boost up the ranch flavor, and marinated for 8 hours. The other half of the dry mix I added to t...

im in collage ad didnt have any bread crumbs so i used crushed prentzles and more parmisan insted and it was pretty good

We loved this! We ate it with a salad that had strong flavors, so this was perfect as is--i.e. not too bland for us. Husband says it's a keeper. I personally like the thick ranch dressing bec...

I made this for my husband & we both really liked it. My daughter then stopped over & said the house smelled good what did I make, so I heated her up a piece and she liked it so much she wante...