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Ranch Chicken Breasts

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Ranch Chicken Breasts
SERVES
4
CHILL TIME
2 Hr
COOK TIME
20 Min
READY IN
2 Hr 20 Min

A sweet pineapple juice marinade is the key to making these Ranch Chicken Breasts taste extra-moist and delicious. Prep your chicken breasts in advance, and you'll only need 15 minutes to bake up a delicious dish when company arrives!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) milk recipe ranch salad dressing mix
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • chopped parsley for garnish
What To Do:
  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the pineapple juice and dressing mix.
     
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and pour half the juice mixture over the breasts; reserve the remaining juice mixture. Cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 2 hours. Discard marinade.
     
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  4. Bake the marinated breasts for 20-25 minutes, or until no pink remains.
     
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cornstarch, water, and remaining juice mixture and cook until thickened. Serve sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley. 
     
Notes

Start off dinner with our Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing.

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I cant wait to try this. but i am wondering is there a way to figure out measurements for more then 4 servings. Since there are 5 in our family and I always make left overs. I generally make 6-8 pieces of chicken at a time. Im sure I could guess at the measurements. but i'm not that good at guessing. so wondering if there is a way to adjust it for me.

Hello! - We recommend adding 1 more packet of ranch dressing and 1-1/4 cups more pineapple juice. That should be enough for the extra chicken pieces. Enjoy!

I have not tried this recipe yet, but I am eager to give it a shot.

I have found the Classic Ranch Dip mix salt free with Mrs. Dash in it. I have used it on pork chops in the crockpot. Perhaps they have the salad dressing that way, also but maybe the dip mix could be substuted.

I would like to try this. I just need to know what the sodium and sugar grams are.

I just put this recipe into the database of my account at MyFitnessPal.com. Because of the ranch dressing mix, the sodium for the entire recipe is 6980! Yep, at three servings per recipe, it comes to about 2336 mgs of sodium. YIKES! And 87 carbs, 75 of which is sugar You can do this with all your recipes @MyFitnessPal.com. This is a very useful site.

Good Day pcrews 720956 and TenorsMom, Most of the Sodium and Sugar is in the marinade. If you follow the recipe as written, once the meat is marinaded, nearly half of the sodium and the sugar are tossed down the drain. May still be high for your diet, but not really as bad as you thought. And the marinade reduction may be used like a gravy and served on the side for the diners choice.

This recipe sounds so good, but way too much sodium and sugar. Good thing I read the reviews before saving it. I too belong to MyFitnessPal. Good site. Thank you for the information. This is what everyone is asking for.

Sounds good. Do I discard the marinade?

Yes - In most recipes it calls for discarding the marinade - and there are no instructions for re-using it after the chicken has been prepped. Therefore, I would definitely discard it.

Yes, please discard the marinade. Thank you!

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