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Creamy Ranch Chicken Skillet

This one-pan wonder dinner will make everyone in the family happy!
A serving platter of creamy ranch chicken.

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Oh, you need a 1 pan 20-minute dinner?? A quick and easy chicken skillet dinner that’s ready in no time flat?? Try this Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe for a dinner the whole family will love to love! It’s full of simple ingredients that make a wonderful dinner of chicken cutlets in a tasty sauce that brings everyone to the dinner table. 

Close up of creamy ranch chicken on a serving platter with a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Light and lean boneless chicken breasts are seared in a skillet until golden brown. Once cooked through, the smooth and creamy ranch sauce is made in the same pan. Serve this creamy chicken dinner full of ranch flavor over noodles or mashed potatoes.

A serving platter of creamy ranch chicken.

This recipe does NOT use any cream of chicken soup or cream of ANYTHING soup to make the creamy sauce. It’s made with real milk and sour cream but still a creamy ranch chicken skillet! 

Ingredients for creamy chicken ranch dinner.

So, What do I need to make this creamy Ranch chicken skillet?

  • boneless skinless breasts
  • light olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chicken broth
  • cornstarch
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • italian seasoning
  • dry ranch seasoning mix
  • fresh parsley
  • skillet
  • fork
  • paper towels
  • cutting board
  • sharp knife
Top down shot of creamy ranch chicken in a skillet with a spoon, broccoli, and mashed potatoes.

Want to use a different cut of chicken?

You totally can! Swap out the boneless skinless chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs and cook them the same way for this creamy ranch chicken dinner. Or swap out the breasts for chicken tenders, they cook up even more quickly than breasts or thighs, so be sure to cut the cooking time down a bit.

Cook times vary with different cuts of chicken, so be sure you cook the cuts you’re using just until cooked through. Use a digital thermometer for best results, especially, if you want juicy chicken breasts.

Gravy covered creamy ranch chicken with mashed potatoes and the skillet and broccoli.

Want to change it up??

You totally can! Add some parmesan cheese or shredded cheddar cheese on top of the skillet right before you serve it. And while you’re at it add green onions and crispy bacon, and it will be a HUGE HIT with everyone at the table.

Don’t have chicken? You can easily sub in pork chops instead of chicken if that’s what you have.

Top down shot of a dinner table with a plate oc creamy ranch chicken, broccoli, and dinner plates.

What to serve with this easy ranch chicken skillet?

Use any of your favorite side dishes! Make the best creamy whipped potatoes and serve this recipe over the potatoes like creamy, saucy gravy. Or make rice and sever it the same way. You can put it over toast if that’s what you have.

And of course, pasta or egg noodles is the perfect thing to put under all the saucy, delicious chicken! As you can see, there is really no wrong way to serve this chicken.

A bite of creamy ranch chicken on a fork with chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

Love Ranch??

Try my Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing!! Or this spicy Jalapeño Ranch Salad Dressing, so good, and you can make it as spicy or mild as you like! OR make this Ranch Pasta Salad, it has BACON!! Oh, that is going on my next meal plan for sure.

Got leftovers?

If you have leftovers no worries these chicken breasts make for great leftovers. And they’re perfect for lunches. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

A serving platter of creamy ranch chicken.

Creamy Ranch Chicken

5 from 46 votes
This one-pan wonder dinner will make everyone in the family happy!
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chicken dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Laura
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  • 1 ½ lbs chicken boneless skinless breasts, cut or pounded to >1 inch thickness
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 oz. ranch dressing mix a packet is 1 oz
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley


  • pat the chicken pieces dry and cut any large breasts in half lengthwise so they're less than an inch thick if you haven't done this already
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • When oil is hot enough to sizzle, add chicken breasts, and sprinkle with salt and pepper
    Browning chicken Breast in a skillet.
  • brown chicken until browned on one side, flip, and saute on the second side until cooked through, thin chicken will cook quickly (Note: cook chicken in batches if skillet is too small to accommodate all of it at once)
    Browned chicken in skillet.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet
  • Add chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan
  • Whisk the water and the cornstarch together until smooth
  • whisk into the chicken broth until smooth
  • Add milk and stir until the broth has thickened
  • Stir in sour cream, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and ranch mix until fully mixed
    Gravy sauce with sour cream, ranch, and italian seasoning in a skillet.
  • reduce the heat
    Making creaming ranch sauce in a skillet with the sauce and a whisk.
  • Add chicken back to skillet and heat through
  • Garnish with parsley and serve
    Chicken with parsley in ranch sauce in a skillet.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Laura

Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

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