Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken – OMG! Dangerously delicious!!! SO simple and SO good! Chicken marinated in Italian dressing, BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. We always double the recipe for leftovers during the week! YUM!
Quick & Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade
This Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken is on repeat in our house. It is super quick and easy to make and it tastes GREAT! It is delicious as a main dish, chopped up on a salad or chopped up in a tortilla wrap. We usually grill extra chicken so we can eat leftovers during the week. SO GOOD!
The chicken is marinated in a combination of Italian dressing, BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. All of my favorites in one dish! I let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator overnight. I always prep the chicken before I go to bed so it is ready to grill for lunch or dinner the next day. If you don’t have that much time, just let the chicken marinate as long as possible.
How to Cook Chicken on the Grill
My number one tip for cooking juicy and delicious chicken on the grill is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. We put the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and use a flat meat mallet to pound the chicken. Pounding the chicken will allow it to cook evenly on the grill. You won’t have a piece of half-cooked half-dry chicken.
Depending on the size of your chicken breasts, it should take about 12 to 15 minutes to cook on the grill. We like to flip the chicken every few minutes during the cooking time.
Can Grilled Chicken Be Pink?
NO! Unlike pork and beef, you don’t want any pink in your chicken. The internal temperature needs to be 165ºF. Use a meat thermometer to check the chicken.
How Can I Cook Grilled Chicken Without a Grill?
Don’t have a grill and want to make this yummy Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken? No problem! You can use a George Foreman Grill or cook it on the stove and oven. My preferred method is to pan sear the chicken for 3 minutes on each side and then bake it in a 400ºF oven for an additional 10 minutes.
What to Serve With Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken
We love to eat this Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken with rice or potatoes and some green beans or asparagus. YUM! As I said, leftovers are great on a salad or in a tortilla wrap. Here are a few of our favorite side dish recipes on the blog that go great with this Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken:
prep time: 5 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 17 mins
Spicy Italian BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken – OMG! Dangerously delicious!!! SO simple and SO good! Chicken marinated in Italian dressing, BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, chili powder, and red pepper flakes. We always double the recipe for leftovers during the week! YUM! #chicken #grilling #grilledchicken
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine Italian dressing, BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
Place chicken in a ziplock bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
Prepare grill. Remove chicken from marinade. Cook chicken on grill until internal temperature reaches 165ºF, approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
Can substitute chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.