Friday, June 08, 2007

New Recipe: Ranch Cheddar Chicken

Finally back to cooking again after a long hiatus :-) DH was starting to wonder about me, LOL.

But we had a lot of parties here, which meant finger food (which meant easy meals for me!) and plus at the end of the year, we had LOTS of kid stuff--soccer season, choir performances, youth group, 8th grade graduation, etc., so it seemed we were always in the car, which meant a lot of takeout dinners.

But I did try two new dinners. Here's one of them (a hit with the whole family):

Ranch Cheddar Chicken

3/4 cup Ranch dressing mix (I buy the big container of Hidden Valley Ranch mix at Sam's Club)
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
6 boneless chicken breasts

Dredge chicken in Ranch mix. Place on baking sheet (I put foil on mine and sprayed Pam on it to make clean up a lot easier). Then mix cheeses together and sprinkle on top of chicken. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes (depends on how thick your chicken is) until chicken is done (an internal temperature of 165 degrees).

That's it! It was really good. I served it with twice baked potatoes and my garlicky green beans (which I thought I'd already run in my blog, but couldn't find so...

Garlicky Green Beans

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (we like a lot of garlic, so we go on the high end)
1 16 ounce bag of frozen green beans
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat olive oil over medium heat in non-stick pan. Add garlic and cook for one minute or so, just until it starts to give off a nice garlic scent :-). Add the green beans, cook until softened a bit. Add the garlic salt and kosher salt. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning every few minutes. Add more seasoning if you like them really garlicky. Very good for your heart :-)

That's it! Have a great day!


Just finished reading: The Husband by Dean Koontz. Loved it!


  1. Sounds yummy, Shirley! I'm just wondering though, as I have never heard of it, what is ranch dressing? Do you think we might have it in the U.K?


  2. HI Lynette,

    Maybe it is just something over here? I don't know. Here's a link to the dry mix:

    And here's a recipe to make it yourself:

    and another one (the first one sounds closer to the right one; I've never tried either)


  3. Since I just LOVE your Mexican chicken, I will give this a go soon. Sound delish. You are a girl after my own heart. I love this also 'cuz it can be wheat free, right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Enjoy, Andie! That Mexican chicken is a staple in my house!


  5. Thanks for the links, Shirley.


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