I have to say, this Baked Ranch Chicken is one of the best Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes I’ve ever had. It’s so simple, and yet so delicious. The flavors are perfect, and the crunchy cornflakes breading works wonderfully.

My family really enjoyed this dish, and it has definitely become a staple in our house. Sometimes, to make the chicken even juicier, I’ll soak it overnight in reduced fat buttermilk. This tenderizes the meat and also adds a bit of tang that brings out the flavors of the ranch seasoning.

This is a great low-calorie chicken recipe that can be prepared very quickly with very few ingredients and is a great dish to prepare when you are having one of those “What the heck should I make for dinner” moments. It’s one of my go-to chicken recipes that satisfies everyone, including me, all for just 5 Points + per serving.

Baked Ranch Chicken

A real treat for the fried chicken lover, this healthier Baked Ranch Chicken is amazing! Juicy and tender with a delicious ranch seasoned crust, each serving is just 5 Points +.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4oz each)
  • 1 cup cornflakes cereal
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse and chicken breasts and pat dry. Evenly coat both sides of each breast with sour cream.
  3. In a large Ziploc bag, add the cornflakes and Ranch Mix, and crush cornflakes well.
  4. One by one, put each sour cream coated chicken in the seasoned cornflake crumbs and gently shake until chicken breast is coated.
  5. Place coated chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-fat cooking spray. Lightly mist with an olive oil mister, and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (Southern)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken breast
Each serving = 5 Points

PER SERVING: 198 calories; 3g fat; 10g carbohydrates; 31g protein; 0g fiber

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  1. Christina S Reply

    Made this tonight. Was a little nervous on the chicken as I can’t stand chicken; but the chicken was moist and delicious. My husband was skeptical on the corn flakes but the blend was perfect for him too. The bottom of the chicken was as little gooey from the batter, may try to put them on a rack next time.

  2. for the baked ranch chicken recipe, it calls for 1cup of corn flakes. How much would you use if starting with corn flake crumbs?

  3. My husband HATES sour cream and/or yogurt, and my daughter hates mayo. What can I substitute to keep everyone happy??

  4. I am trying this tonight. I just noticed that you said to use an olive oil mister. I don’t have one, will that be a problem?

    • Wendy Zitzman Reply

      No, you can just use a cooking spray instead.

  5. Making this tonight for dinner, using jalepano greek yogourt and panko break crumbs…will let you know how it turns out!!!

    • This was so yummy!!!!!!! I paired it with roasted broccoli!!! Thanks!!!

  6. If I use strips of chicken instead of a whole breast, how should I reduce the baking time?

  7. This is awesome! I often make homemade chicken fingers with the cornflakes which are quite tasty but the added ranch seasoning made them to die for!!! I was only sad that we didn’t have more. Thank you!!!

  8. Just made this last night and substituted Panko breadcrumbs for the cornflakes….it was DELICIOUS! We will be making this again and again.

  9. Kathy George Reply

    This was awesome, so tender! I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I get so tired of recipes where chicken breast comes out bland or tough. Thank you!

    • I love using Greek Yogurt as a substitute for sour cream in recipes!

  10. do you have to use fresh chicken or can you use chicken from the frozen section?

  11. I made this today and it was wonderful! And it was so quick to prepare. I will definitely be making this again.

  12. very good! I followed the recipe except I used planko crumbs because they are my preference. Turned out well and I will make this again. Next time, I’ll plan ahead so I can soak the chicken in buttermilk overnight.

  13. What are the sides next to the chicken? the whole dish looks amazing!

  14. What did I do wrong? The cornflakes just melted onto the chicken. Soggy and not crispy at all. Not very good this way.

  15. I don’t have any cornflakes but I have panko breadcrumbs.. will that work?

    • Yes, Panko will work just fine, but the cornflakes have a slightly better flavor.

  16. Just made this and all I can say WOW! I used the thin sliced chicken breasts and it worked out great! This will now be a regular on the menu

  17. This is SO GOOD!!! Definately a keeper!! My son begged me to make it for dinner the next day!

  18. Alexandra Rebecca Reply

    Had this last night! It was delivcious, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  19. Could greek yogurt be used instead of sour cream? And would it change the points value?

    • I haven’t tried it, but I don’t think it would affect the Points + value, since the amount is so minimal.

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