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Almost effortless, One Pan Creamy Parmesan Ranch Chicken. This dish is incredibly simple and delicious and is sure to be adored by all. Creamy ranch-seasoned chicken made with a homemade ranch seasoning blend, salsa verde, a touch of cream, broccoli, and parmesan cheese. Serve this creamy chicken with broccoli and sauce over steamed rice or orzo. You’ll have the perfect dinner that can be enjoyed any night of the week. This meal is quickly made all in one dish. Simply mix, bake, and serve – easy peasy!

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I’m finally sharing one of our favorite dishes of the month: my creamy ranch chicken! I’ve made this what feels like a million times at this point. It’s become a favorite with my family, it’s just simple, delicious food.

It’s not fancy, it’s not complicated, and it’s definitely not the prettiest dish in the world. But it sure is yummy!

Honestly, I have no idea what really inspired this chicken. I’ve been making a lot of Asian dishes and spicy soups so far this year. But lately, I’ve really been feeling a need to change up my recipes.

I thought hard about dishes I hadn’t made in a while. Then, I had the idea to create a dinner with my favorite homemade ranch seasoning mix. It’s sounded so yummy!

Growing up, ranch dressing was always my favorite. I often snacked on carrots and ranch dressing after school. It’s the yummiest!

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The details

Step 1: mix the chicken

Use either chicken breasts or thighs here. Either one is great. My mom loves chicken breasts, but my brothers enjoy the thighs. I’ll usually use a mix of the two!

Now, toss the chicken with cream cheese and my homemade ranch seasoning spice mix. Then add dried parsley, dried chives, dried dill, garlic powder, and paprika. Toss well to really coat the chicken. Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature or it will not mix easily.

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Step 2: add everything else

Next, add the onion, then salsa verde, pickled jalapeños, and cream. Or try using canned coconut milk, yum. Mix in the parmesan, then put the broccoli on top.

The salsa verde is the secret here. It adds just the right amount of spice to the sauce. We love the flavor!

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Step 3: bake

And now you bake. In about 30 to 40 minutes, you’ll have perfectly cooked spicy ranch chicken and broccoli in a very deliciously creamy sauce.

All you have to add is steamed rice. Orzo pasta would be really nice too. I also love serving this with my honey beer bread on the side.

How are the leftovers?

They taste even better the following day. The flavors have time to mend, and the sauce is that much more intense.

You could even add some crispy bacon to the top. I’m sure that would be so great too!

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Looking for other easy family dinners? Here are a few ideas: 

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Broccoli

One Pot Buffalo Chicken “Helper”

Healthier Homemade One Pot Hamburger Helper

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

One Pan Autumn Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Easy Southern Style Baked Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Cheese Stuffed Pasta Bolognese Bake

One Skillet Cheesy Broccoli Cheddar Orzo Bake

Lastly, if you make this One Pan Creamy Parmesan Ranch Chicken, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

One Pan Creamy Parmesan Ranch Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 534 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
    2. In a baking dish, toss together the chicken, cream cheese, parsley, chives, dill, garlic powder, and paprika. Season well with salt and pepper.
    3. To the chicken, add the onion, then pour over the salsa verde, jalapeños, and cream/milk. Add 1/2 cup parmesan. Stir until creamy and well-mixed. Arrange the butter, then broccoli on top. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Gently stir to combine. Top with 1/2 cup parmesan.
    4. Serve the chicken and sauce over steamed rice or orzo for a complete meal. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    This looks delicious. I will be making this! I just found your page and thank you for sharing all of your amazing recipes. The photography is gorgeous. Love this.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind message, Marina:) I hope you love this dish, let me know how it turns out for you! xx

  2. Would this recipe work okay to prep the day before? Working mom and trying to meal plan and prep the best I can! Thanks!

  3. Flavors were AMAZING. The chicken was so tender but I do recommend sautéing the onions first to make sure they’re nice and soft. Yummy!

    1. Hey Marisa,
      Awesome!! So glad to hear this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a lot for making it! xT

  4. 4 stars
    Everyone in my family said this one is a keeper! We served it over orzo and the sauce was YUM. It was easy to assemble and made few dishes to clean up, which I love. And I get to take the little bit of leftovers to work with me tomorrow. Yum!

    1. Thanks so much Stacie!! I’m so glad to hear this dish was enjoyed, I appreciate you making it! xT

  5. 5 stars
    In a word? Yum!
    Used chicken breasts that I did halve – in the X direction – to make sure they were thin enough. Softened the cream cheese and mixed in all the spices before coating the chicken. Thought the sauce was perfect for serving over rice. Omitted the onion bc they are not enjoyed by my kids. Whole family wants it again. High marks for the broccoli being cooked but firm, which is far superior to mushy. Thanks, Tieghan! 👍🏼

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out nicely for you! xT

  6. 5 stars
    So good! Caramelized the onion first and doubled the amount of broccoli but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Served over mashed potatoes. My husband, 10mo old, and I all loved it!!

    1. Hey Chelsey,
      Love to hear this! Thanks so much for trying this recipe and your feedback! Have the best weekend! xT

  7. 4 stars
    Cooked for over 40 minutes and was running but I used dairy free options. I would say 1 hour or 1 hour and 20 mins for cooking time. Add broccoli in the last 30-40 mins. Next time I will make this in a cast iron and get a creamier sauce using flour. Good concept but I will adapt next time.

    1. Hi MacKenzie,
      Thanks for giving this dish and a try and sharing your feedback! Unfortunately, the dairy free options will definitely alter the results slightly. Glad it was enjoyed! xx

  8. 3 stars
    Flavors were great but cooking method had a lot of issues, probably 80% of what i cook are her recipes though I should have known better. I will be making in the slow cooker next time. The onion was still half raw and I cut it up really small, cooked for an hour it was extremely runny I wouldn’t add any cream/milk until it’s almost done cooking because chicken makes a lot of juice of its own. The flavors are great but I ended up with a runny mess with raw onions, all of which could be resolves by just cooking in the slow cooker. And I used 6% milk not heavy cream DEFINITELY just use the cream and I’ll probably drain some of the chicken liquid, use it to cook my rice in that I serve with it. A lot of her recipes I find extremely runny and the onion I almost cooked for 10 mins first on the stove, definitely should have. But next time I’ll just use the slow cooker and the broccoli a little later, and cream at the very end.

    1. Hi Cait,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear you felt the cooking method was wrong. Please let me know if there is something that I can help with! xx

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was DEEEEEELICIOUS! I love that it’s low carb too. I boiled my chicken ahead of time and cooked it all in one skillet – using everything you said. It was amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe gift-ed-ness with so many!

    1. Hey Cheryl,
      Wonderful!! I’m so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:) xT