Spicy Ranch Baked Chicken with Creamy Corn Bread

A super flavorful chicken recipe paired with soft, creamy cornbread … a crowd-pleaser! The spicy ranch seasoning gives the chicken a great kick with tons of flavor. My husband and I loved the moist tangy chicken paired with fluffy cornbread, a great filling recipe.  Serve with steamed green beans or a crunchy green salad.

Ingredients

Corn Bread

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8.25 to 8.75 ounce) can cream-style corn

Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 of a 1.1 ounce spicy ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • Dash black pepper

Instructions

*Prepare corn bread first, stick in oven, and then prepare chicken while the bread bakes. I baked the corn bread on the upper rack and the chicken on the lower rack and it worked fine. The bread comes out a few minutes before the chicken and gives it the perfect time to cool.

Corn Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, and butter. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in the cream corn. Spoon batter into the baking pan.
  3. Bake 30 minutes until top is golden brown & a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve with the chicken.

Chicken

  1. Keep oven at 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place chicken on the foil.
  2. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, dressing mix, brown sugar and a dash of black pepper. Spread onto the chicken with a basting brush.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through (170 degrees) and no longer pink.
  4. Serve with the corn bread and vegetables/salad.

Serves: 4

Recipe source: Adapted from a Publix Family Style recipe

Time: 45 minutes

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