Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Buffalo Ranch Grilled Chicken – all the flavor of wings but without the messy fingers! This chicken is CRAZY good!! Only 5 ingredients in the marinade – olive oil, Ranch, buffalo sauce, Worcestershire, and garlic. Marinate overnight for maximum flavor. We always double the recipe and there are never any leftovers! Such a delicious quick and easy chicken recipe!

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Marinade

This dish takes the classic combination of tangy buffalo sauce and creamy ranch dressing to a whole new level. Tender chicken breasts marinated in olive oil, ranch dressing, Franks red hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic and grilled to perfection. A flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. Serve the chicken with some crisp celery sticks and a side of cool ranch dressing for the ultimate buffalo wing experience. Trust me, once you try this grilled buffalo ranch chicken, you’ll be hooked.

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How to Make Grilled Buffalo Ranch Chicken

This dish is super simple to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, ranch dressing, hot sauce, fresh minced garlic (or garlic powder), Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Place chicken in a large gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over the chicken. Seal tightly and store in the fridge for 4-24 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill/cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. Garnish with fresh parsley or green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – chicken breasts, chicken tenders, chicken thighs, chicken wings, or chicken drumsticks/legs.
    • You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • I suggest pounding the chicken breast to an even thickness. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to carefully pound out the hump. This ensures that the chicken cooks evenly and you don’t have juicy chicken and half-dry chicken.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan-sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side over medium-high heat. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
  • I use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or Frank’s Buffalo Sauce.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressinghttps://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • Can I freeze Buffalo Chicken? Yes! You can freeze the chicken uncooked or cooked.
    • Prepare the marinade. Place the chicken in a freezer bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and freeze. When ready to cook, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and cook.
    • To freeze cooked chicken, cool completely and place in a freezer bag and freeze. Thaw and reheat in the microwave.
    • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

 When it comes to serving up grilled chicken, I’ve got some delicious ideas to make your meal a hit. To balance out the spicy kick of the chicken, I highly recommend serving it with some cool and refreshing pasta salad and coleslaw. Another fantastic option is a creamy potato casserole and roasted veggies. And you can never go wrong with a simple green salad and homemade ranch dressing. Add this to the menu the next time you fire up the grill! Your taste buds will thank you!

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Buffalo Ranch Grilled Chicken – all the flavor of wings but without the messy fingers! This chicken is CRAZY good!! Only 5 ingredients in the marinade – olive oil, Ranch, buffalo sauce, Worcestershire, and garlic. Marinate overnight for maximum flavor. We always double the recipe and there are never any leftovers! Such a delicious quick and easy chicken recipe!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag and pound to an even thickness.
  • Whisk together olive oil, ranch dressing, wing sauce, Worcestershire and garlic. Pour over chicken.
  • Refrigerate chicken and let marinate 4 hours to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill until done, approximately 12 to 15 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken breasts).

Notes:

Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/

Steph

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