Garlic Ranch Chicken {FabuLESS Freezer Cooking}

June 16, 2013 48 Comments | Disclosure

Garlic Ranch Chicken is so easy to make and super delicious!

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If you haven’t checked out our Freezer Meal Recipes you must! It is a great way to save money on your grocery budget. We show you how to get a freezer meal cooking group together, how to do your shopping and how to organize your group on cooking day.
FabuLESS Freezer Cooking: Garlic Ranch Chicken


    1 FAMILY:
  • 4 Breasts of chicken
  • 1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packets
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced garlic
  • 24 Breasts of chicken
  • 6 packages Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packets
  • 6 c. milk
  • 6 c. mayonnaise
  • 12 Tbsp dried mince garlic


  1. To simplify this recipe and make it more frugal simply use one bottle your favorite FREE Ranch Dressing from your stockpile and add 2 T of minced garlic. It is easy and FABULESS!
  3. In gallon-sized bag combine all ingredients. Freeze for later.
  5. Thaw chicken. Grill on the BBQ. I like to filet my chicken and cook it on low so it stays tender and juicy.
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  1. so if I canned my chicken… (just chicken chunks) then all i do is heat it up and then like saute it in ranch dressing?
    sounds like it…
    then serve with rice or noodles i think would be good…

  2. I wish yall gave better details on your recipes. Like what yall typically serve with them etc. this sounds like a great thing for my friends and I to start getting into. But would like more details!!!

    • You could serve this with a variety of things… veggies, potatoes, rice, ect. You should totally start a group it is so much fun and saves lots of time and money!

  3. The package is where I get confused. Mixture is mixed in gallon sized bag. Then 1/2 cup is removed and put into small bag. Chicken is added to the gallon size bag which contains the majority of the mixture. Then . . . my gut tells me everything goes into another gallon size bag, but the way I’m understanding the instructions is to put the small bag into the original gallon bag with the mixture and chicken. But what a mess! Either I should go with my gut, or I’m missing something. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Everything in one bag. Hope that helps.

      • Melissa says:

        I am confused as well….. the small bag goes into the big bag with all the chicken and sauce? So the small bag is a MESS when I take it out to actually cook?? That just seems to lead to issues of getting the raw chicken mixed in with the sauce inside the bag… (seeing that there is sauce on the outside of the bag that has sauce inside).

  4. Malissiajane says:

    So I am confused. Have you already cooked the chicken before you add it to the mix? If so what is the point why not cook it fresh and throw in the dressing and garlic if it is that easy. The bags sound like a mess?

    • Christina says:

      We’ve done this recipe in our cooking group and love it! I believe we’ve done this recipe every cooking session since we started.
      The chicken is raw when you put it in the gallon size bag to freeze. When you set it out to thaw, the chicken then marinates in the mix.
      We usually grill ours and have it with a baked potato or rice and a veggie. Any leftovers usually get eaten on a bun as a chicken sandwich.
      Hope this helps!

  5. I just checked out this site for the first time and came across all of these questions. The thing to remember about freezer cooking is that you must use fresh meat when you are preparing to marinate them and then freeze it. You cannot thaw meat in order to cut it or separate them (ie. chicken breasts, etc) and then refreeze them without cooking it first. If you use frozen chicken then don’t thaw it out befoe you put in in the bag. Just make your mixture, take the chickens directly from the freezer, put it in the bag as the instructions say then stick straight back in the freezer. That way when it thaws it will be marinating as the person above stated.

  6. Valerie says:

    Hi! Can you freeze ranch dressing? I want to freeze a sauce of 1/2 cup ranch dressing mixed with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce but I am nervous about it freezing well and thawing well? Thanks!

  7. angie kirby says:

    could we just freeze it all in one bag and throw it in the crock pot to cook ?

  8. Can I use Miracle Whip instead? Thanks!

  9. Has anyone tired this with Greek yogurt instead of mayo?

  10. Just to clarify, do you use one packet of the ranch or the package that includes several (4?) packets?

  11. Could this be done with boneless pork chops??

  12. How do I get free Ranch?

  13. I saw that you gave instructions on cooking this in a crockpot so I tried putting in the over this evening and it all curdled up. Has this happened to anyone else?

    • Oh no! Did you try stirring it up? This has never happened to me. But I do not think I have done it in the oven before.

  14. I didn’t get to taste it yet but husband said it was amazing! He put some honey on it and it was amazing x 2. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. We dont have Hidden Valley Ranch dressing in holland
    so i have used a yohurt salade dressing and it was lovely.

    Thank you for sharing.

  16. When you say ‘packets’ for the Ranch dressing, is that the dried mix that you would combine with mayonnaise or do you have pre-mixed packets down wherever you are from?


  17. Sharalee says:

    You don’t tell what to do with the ingredients or how to make Garlic Ranch chicken.

    • Hi Sharalee,
      I’m so sorry you are having problems seeing the instructions and ingredients. do you see this:

      Recipe Instuctions

      SOmetimes it’s blocked by ad software…

      • This sounds really good & really easy to prepare!! I’m going to try this tomorrow before making bags for my freezer!! Thank you for posting!!!


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