Indulge in the savory and tangy flavors of Keto Ranch Chicken, a delicious low-carb dish that will satisfy your cravings without compromising your ketogenic diet. This recipe combines juicy chicken breasts with a homemade ranch seasoning blend, creating a flavorful and healthy meal. Let’s jump into the recipe and enjoy this delight!
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 4
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories: 290
- Total Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 140mg
- Sodium: 620mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 2g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 35g
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix (check for low-carb or homemade versions)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- In a small bowl, combine the ranch seasoning mix, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the ranch seasoning blend.
- Pat dry the chicken breasts using a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. This helps achieve a crispier texture.
- Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil on both sides.
- Sprinkle the ranch seasoning blend evenly over the chicken breasts, coating them thoroughly on all sides.
- Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and sear them for 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned.
- Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the chicken breasts for about 15-18 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
- Once cooked, remove the skillet from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes.
- Slice the chicken breasts diagonally into thick slices or leave them whole. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish if desired.
- Serve the Keto Ranch Chicken alongside your favorite low-carb vegetables/refreshing salad for a complete meal.