Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake

Delicious and packed full of flavor, this Keto Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake is only 5 ingredients and an amazingly easy recipe for dinner tonight! With pantry staples, you can have this in the oven in less than 5 minutes and baking before you know it.

A piece of chicken from the Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake on a plate, with a piece cut off on fork next to a bed of salad.

I was always under the impression that maintaining a keto diet would be incredible difficult; find the compliant recipes, learning of different ways to cook, and sticking to the regimen. I was wrong, especially because of recipes like this one! With minimal ingredients, and something that take less than 5 minutes to prepare before being popped in the oven, I was able to get a total handle of it! Don’t be discouraged – so many bloggers out there, like me, are here to take that stress of your plate and make getting healthy easier!

Can I bake the chicken at 400 F instead?

You can! If you decide to raise the heat from 375F to 400F with this recipe, cook time should be closer to the 30 minute mark. Remember to keep the chicken breasts thin to make the cook time accurate. Thicker pieces will require a longer time in the oven, which creates the risk of dry chicken. Regardless of the temperature you choose to use, be sure the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165 F.

Can you use ranch dressing instead of ranch seasoning?

You can substitute in two tablespoons of liquid ranch dressing as a substitute for a 1-ounce store-bought packet. The flavor will not be as bold as it would be with the dry seasoning, however, the dish will still be delicious!

The ingredients for the Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake on table.

Ingredients for our Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Ranch Seasoning
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Diced Garlic

How to make our Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake:

First, preheat the oven at 375 F.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese, diced garlic, and the entire ranch seasoning packet.

A clear mixing bowl with mayonnaise, ranch seasoning, diced garlic, and shredded cheddar cheese.

Lay the chicken breast flat in a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Pour the mayonnaise mixture over each of the chicken breast and spread evenly.

Chicken breast laid flat in a baking dish with the mayonnaise mixture spread over top.

Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and serve!

A piece of chicken from the Cheddar Ranch Chicken Bake on a white plate, ready to be eaten, next to a salad and broccoli.

One of the best parts of this recipe is that fact that I can throw it in the oven and get stuff done while it cooks… no need to watch it or work while its baking! Just mix, top, bake, then eat! For a full meal, try these quick and easy sides:

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Yield: 4 Servings

Cream Cheese Ranch Chicken

Cream Cheese Ranch Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 thin cut Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 375 F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, garlic, and ranch seasoning.
  3. Lay the chicken breast in a 9x13 baking dish.
  4. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over each of the chicken breast and spread evenly.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 474mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 40g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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