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Oven Fried Spicy Ranch Chicken Strips

So, I put a spin on our favorite oven fried chicken strips that you all seemed to love when I shared the recipe last time. These chicken strips are so good and they literally fry themselves in butter while baking in the oven. How can you beat that?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 553kcal


  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 pounds chicken breast tenders
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon milk or bottled hot sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Add the butter to a large rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven until the butter has melted. Remove from the pan from the oven and set aside.
  • Add the ranch dressing to a pie plate and thin it out with 1 tablespoon of milk or hot sauce, depending on how spicy you want things. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate pie plate, add the panko bread crumbs.
  • Coat each piece of chicken in the ranch dressing and then the bread crumbs, pressing so they adhere to the chicken.
  • Place each piece of chicken on the baking sheet in the melted butter.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 8 minutes, flip each piece of chicken over, and continue baking for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg