Oven Baked Mississippi Chicken (5 ingredients)

Oven Baked Mississippi Chicken – Super easy to make & dangerously delicious! Only 5 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. Chicken seasoned with ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix. Top the chicken with pepperoncini pepper slices and butter and bake. A great weeknight meal the whole family will love! #chicken #ranch #gravy #ovenbaked

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Easy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

Move over Mississippi Pot Roast and say hello to Oven-Baked Mississippi Chicken! All the flavors of our favorite pot roast but in an easy 30-minute meal. We ate this chicken for lunch last week and were blown away. Chicken Legs took one bite couldn’t stop raving about how good this tasted. He has already requested it again this week.

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How to Make Mississippi Chicken in the Oven

This chicken is SUPER easy to make. It takes less than 5 minutes of prep time. Place some chicken in a baking dish. Sprinkle it with ranch seasoning mix and au jus gravy mix. Top the chicken with sliced pepperoncini peppers and butter. Pop it in the oven and bake.

  • Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs.
  • Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Do NOT make the ranch dressing or gravy. You are going to only use the dry mix.
  • If you are sensitive to the ranch seasoning mix, adjust it to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can use pepperoncini or banana peppers.
  • Is Mississippi Chicken spicy? Not at all!
  • Feel free to add some cheese during the final few minutes of cooking. This is great with mozzarella or provolone on top.
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What to Serve with Mississippi Chicken

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Oven Baked Mississippi Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Oven-Baked Mississippi Chicken – Super easy to make & dangerously delicious! Chicken seasoned with ranch dressing mix, au jus gravy mix. Top the chicken with pepperoncini pepper slices and butter and bake. Ready to eat in 30 minutes. A great weeknight meal the whole family will love! #chicken #ranch #gravy #ovenbaked

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (1-oz) packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-oz) packet Au Jus Gravy mix
  • cup sliced jarred pepperoncini peppers or banana peppers
  • ½ cup butter, sliced

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken in the baking dish. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and au jus gravy mix.
  • Top the chicken with pepperoncini peppers and top wtih butter slices.
  • Bake chicken for 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

  • Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – tenderloins, breasts, or thighs.
  • Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Do NOT make the ranch dressing or gravy. You are going to only use the dry mix.
  • If you are sensitive to the ranch seasoning mix, adjust it to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can use pepperoncini or banana peppers.
  • Is Mississippi Chicken spicy? Not at all!
  • Feel free to add some cheese during the final few minutes of cooking. This is great with mozzarella or provolone on top.

Steph

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    1. It’s not angus mix, it’s Au Jus, and it is in the aisle of your grocery store with the packets of gravy mix and sloppy joe mix, etc.

  1. From the picture I thought it was bone in skin on breast, but I thought I’d give the boneless breast a shot. My, my. Moist. Flavorful. Mississippi, if that’s the origin of this dish, knows what they were doing.

  2. Can this be made with frozen chicken breasts? That’s all I’ve got right now. If so, would the cooking time change? And for how much longer? Thanks!

    1. I am sure it could. I don’t know the cooking time change. You will just need to check it and cook it until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

  3. I am trying a packet of turkey gravy. Also, onion instead of pepperchinis or banana peppers. I am hoping for the best.

    1. I am not comfortable making a recommendation as I am not familiar with your husband’s allergies. Please just use your best judgment.

      1. I’m so looking forward to trying this! 😋😋

        I use dry French onion soup mix in the place of the gravy when I make Mississippi pot roast. It’s delicious, not sure how it would work on the chicken but I’m excited to find out!

      2. I’ve got to tell you the Mississippi Pot Roast was the absolute best pot roast I’ve ever eaten, let alone made lol. My 32 year old daughter asked for the recipe and surprisingly made it the very next weekend. I made dinner for my parents as well and my dad loved it. Win win win! I’m so excited to try it with chicken. You’ve solved my problem of what’s for Sunday dinner!

    2. I am trying a packet of turkey gravy. Also, onion instead of pepperchinis or banana peppers. I am hoping for the best.

  4. Could this be done with porkchops? What adjustments would you make for timing? I always mess up porkchops!

    1. I’m sure it could. But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty on cooking times. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

    2. I haven’t made this in the oven, but I used the Original Mississippi Roast recipe and subbed the same amount of pork loin, sliced, for the beef and cooked it in the crockpot. It was delicious and I’m thinking this recipe simply CANNOT fail you. I cannot wait to try this in the oven, as the crockpot version is scrumptious als

    3. I made this with ribeye boneless pork chops in crock pot and added about 1 cup of water after it was
      on 1 1/2 it looked a little dry, I only used 1/2 stick butter and cooked on low around 4 or 5 hours, last 1 1/2 added a small container of Shitake mushrooms and let me say turned out delish, served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.

  5. This sounds great. A lot like smothered chicken when you top it of with mozzarella. This recipe is a MUST try! Thanks!!!

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