One Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Dinner is an easy recipe for chicken and potatoes with broccoli and ranch seasoning cooked on a sheet pan. Your whole family will love this easy dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights!
I made this super quick and easy sheet pan dinner the other night, and the entire family loved it -- even the pickiest eater said it was good!
The chicken was juicy and delicious, and the entire meal was done in 30 minutes. Plus, this one pan ranch chicken dinner cooks on just one pan for easy clean-up!
But this ranch chicken recipe is perfect when you don't want pasta.You can find more easy chicken recipes in the recipe archives.
You only need a few simple ingredients for this easy chicken recipe. They should be easy to locate in your grocery store.
- Chicken -- I use thin boneless skinless chicken breasts so that they cook evenly
- Olive oil -- to coat the meat and potatoes and prevent them from sticking to the baking sheet
- Ranch seasoning mix -- or dry ranch dressing mix
- Garlic powder -- adds a little extra flavor
- Baby potatoes -- either yellow or baby red potatoes quartered or halved
- Broccoli -- optional, but makes it a complete meal
We love garlic, so I added the garlic powder. I also threw in some broccoli at the end and sprinkled a little grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for extra flavor. It's a very versatile recipe!
How to Make One Pan Ranch Chicken and Potatoes
First, line a baking sheet with foil. This makes clean-up way easier, but if you don't want to use foil, you don't have to.
Then, add the chicken breasts and potatoes in a single layer. I like to quarter the baby potatoes so that they cook faster.
Next, drizzle a little olive oil all over the chicken and potatoes. Stir the potatoes so that they're evenly coated.
Sprinkle the ranch dressing packet on top of the chicken and potatoes. Then, season everything with garlic powder.
You can add a little salt and black pepper, to taste. The ranch powder has sodium in it, so I let people add extra seasoning later if they want.
Bake the sheet pan ranch chicken and potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees f according to a meat thermometer and the potatoes are tender.
If your want to add some fresh broccoli, throw it on the pan during the last 5 minutes or so.
Total cook time may vary with size of chicken and your own oven.
Before serving, I like to sprinkle on some grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley. For cheesier potatoes, grated cheddar or cheddar blend works well, too!
Instead of broccoli, use fresh green beans, cut bell peppers, cubed sweet potatoes, asparagus, carrots or Brussels sprouts.
You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs if you prefer dark meat. Chicken tenders are also a good choice.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Refrigerate leftover chicken and veggies in an airtight container for up to 4 days. You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.
Reheat leftover ranch chicken in the microwave or in the oven on low heat.
If you want to make this recipe with more chicken, I recommend doubling the ranch seasoning. I've made this with 6 to 8 chicken breasts before, and 1 packet isn't enough to cover everything.
Use thinner pieces of chicken about the same size, and cut veggies into smaller pieces so that everything cooks evenly.
I usually mix all ingredients on the baking sheet, but you can use a separate bowl (large bowl) if that is easier.
One Pan Baked Ranch Chicken Dinner
- 4 small chicken breasts 1.5 to 2 pounds
- 1 pound baby potatoes quartered
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
- salt and pepper, to taste, if desired
- 2 cups broccoli florets optional
- Preheat oven to 425°
- Place chicken breasts and potatoes on foil lined baking sheet
- Drizzle olive oil over chicken and potatoes, and stir potatoes to coat
- Sprinkle dry ranch dressing and garlic powder all over
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is at least 165°, according to meat thermometer, and potatoes are fork tender. Add broccoli in the last 5 to 10 minutes, if using
- Season with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
More Sheet Pan Meals
- Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken
- Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Dinner
- Baked Chicken and Zucchini
- Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Chicken and Asparagus
- Baked Honey Lime Chicken
So if you're looking for a flavorful chicken recipe with few ingredients that's kid friendly, you can't go wrong with this baked ranch chicken dinner. It doesn't get much easier than this and it's definitely a family favorite.
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Recipe published in 2021 and updated in 2023.