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Tender & Juicy Ranch Chicken marinated then cooked on the grill

Ranch Chicken Marinade

This 5 ingredient Ranch Chicken Marinade is quick and easy to make and PACKED with delicious ranch flavor!  Make it as is for a family, or easily scale it up to entertain family and friends.
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  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 2 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • To make marinade, whisk together the buttermilk, pickle juice, ranch seasoning, and olive oil.
  • Poke chicken all over with a fork. Place the chicken in a dish or zip top bag and pour the marinade over the chicken to cover completely. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours, with a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat and brush with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side with the cover closed, depending on thickness. Cook to an internal temperature of 165˚F.
  • Once done, remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Then serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Cooking tips

  • You can butterfly the chicken, or use chicken tenderloins in lieu of full chicken breasts to help the chicken cook more quickly. 
  • Other cuts of chicken such as chicken thighs, wings, etc. may be used with this recipe. Cooking time may vary.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.

Dietary Considerations

This recipe is naturally:
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Low carb
Please check all packages of products bought to ensure compliance.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 8ozCalories: 354kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 5g (2%)Protein: 48g (96%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Cholesterol: 146mg (49%)Sodium: 1063mg (46%)Potassium: 859mg (25%)Sugar: 0gVitamin A: 95IU (2%)Vitamin C: 2.7mg (3%)Calcium: 29mg (3%)Iron: 0.8mg (4%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)