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We are firing up the grill much more often and this Easy Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken is a family favorite.  The marinade is so easy to make and gives the chicken the best flavor.

Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken stacked on a white platter
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This BBQ Grilled Ranch Chicken Recipe is so flavorful and only requires 3 ingredients. Combining BBQ Sauce and Ranch is surprisingly so good.

These two ingredients combined make the best marinade and dipping sauce for chicken. Try these other simple ingredient marinades – Best Steak Marinade and Fajita Chicken Marinade.

Why We Love this Recipe

This barbecue ranch chicken is loaded with flavor. We love the flavor that the grill gives the chicken while keeping it juicy. All you need is 2 simple ingredients and you can turn bland chicken into a flavorful chicken that everyone will love.

This is the best Healthy Grilling Recipe and is easy to make.


Chicken breast on a plate with a bowls of BBQ sauce and ranch dressing
  • BBQ sauce – You can make Homemade Barbecue Sauce with simple ingredients. This way you can make it spicey or change the flavor to what you like.
  • Ranch Salad Dressing – Make Homemade Ranch Dressing for a delicious option
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – Use boneless chicken thighs or chicken tenders.

You just need chicken and 2 ingredients. It is super easy to make. Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe in the recipe card.

How to Make Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken

  • Step 1 – Prepare the Marinade – Just mix together the BBQ sauce and ranch.
Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Allow Chicken to Marinate – Make sure to marinade the chicken overnight. You can do this for less time but we prefer overnight to really get the best flavor.
Marinating chicken in the BBQ Sauce and Ranch Dressing mixture in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Grill Chicken – Grill and enjoy this is such a quick dinner idea. The chicken takes 20 minutes or less to cook on the grill. Make sure to oil the grill grates with olive oil to prevent chicken from sticking.

Grilled Chicken Expert Tips

  • Hot Grill – Make sure your grill is hot. Cooking chicken on a hot grill helps to keep them juicy.
  • Same Size Chicken – When preparing your chicken, make sure that they are all even thickness. This makes sure they are evenly cooked.
  • Allow Chicken to rest – After chicken is done cooking, make sure you allow chicken to rest. This locks in the juices and the flavoring. Use a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is thoroughly cook instead of slicing chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long to Grill Chicken

The cook times will vary based on the size of the chicken. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is cooked to the correct internal temperature.
When preparing your chicken for grilling, you want to make sure that each chicken breast about the same size. You may have need to filet you chicken or pound it to thin it out. Grilling chicken doesn’t take long to cook. My husband usually stays close by the grill so he can monitor it. Flipping the chicken after cooking about 5 minutes on each side makes for the juiciest chicken.

How to Make BBQ Ranch Chicken in the Crockpot:

Cooking meals in the crock pot is one my favorite ways to make this BBQ Ranch Chicken. It is just as simple and the perfect way especially if your chicken is frozen.
Sometimes the weather is not good for grilling and the crock pot to the rescue. There have also been days where we just needed to be able to come home to dinner ready and waiting. The chicken is so versatile and amazing in the slow cooker. You can enjoy this chicken any day of the week with so many great options.

Can you Put BBQ Sauce on Chicken and Grill It?

In this recipe, we marinated chicken in the chicken and ranch dressing. If you want more BBQ flavor, we like to add after the chicken is grilled then grill for a few more minutes on each side.

Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken on a plate with green beans

How to Use Leftover Grilled Chicken

If you are going to fire up the grill, go ahead and cook extra chicken. My family loves leftover grilled chicken because there are many ways to use them in different meals for my family.

These are some of our favorites to use Leftover Grilled Chicken:

Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken on a plate with green beans

Storing Instructions

  • Make ahead of time – You can marinate chicken with the BBQ and Ranch mixture. Then place in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
  • Storing Leftovers – Store any leftover chicken in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • Using Leftovers – Use your leftover over chicken in wraps, salads, or with some brown rice. Leftover of chicken make the perfect lunch the next day or a weeknight dinner.

More Easy Grilled Chicken Recipes

More Easy Chicken Marinades

We love to hear from you. If you make this BBQ ranch grilled chicken recipe, please leave us a comment or a star review.

Grilled BBQ Ranch Chicken

5 from 7 votes
One of our favorite chicken marinades – bbq ranch grilled chicken marinade. This is the one of the best grilled chicken marinades that I know you will love.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Sauces
Calories 447


  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
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  • Combine BBQ and Ranch in mix together.
  • Marinade in 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken overnight. You can do less, but we like overnight.
  • Grill the chicken until done (about 20 minutes).

Recipe Notes

This recipe is an easy and fun dinner idea, and perfect for your weeknight dinners.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 447kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 32g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 109mg, Sodium 1102mg, Potassium 694mg, Sugar 16g, Vitamin A 165IU, Vitamin C 3.5mg, Calcium 36mg, Iron 1.1mg

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  1. Brandy says:

    How long would you cook this in the crockpot for?