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Ranch Chicken Fingers

A packet of ranch seasoning mix gives extra flavor to chicken fingers and makes them seem like an extra special treat. Dip them in Ranch dressing for a double dose of Ranch deliciousness!

Ranch Chicken Fingers with bowl of ranch dressing.

Ranch Mix

I love to have packets of Hidden Valley Ranch Mix on hand. Besides the fact that they make just about the best ranch dressing imaginable, they can be used to season up almost anything you cook. In addition to perking up chicken strips, they also do a great job at seasoning potato wedges.

These Ranch Chicken Fingers develop a super crispy coating as they fry that has plenty of seasoning. The chicken meat stays tender and moist.

Ranch Chicken Fingers and a bowl with ranch dressing.

How To Make Ranch Chicken Fingers

The chicken tenders are first coated in flour mixed with some of the ranch seasoning. Then they are dipped in egg and coated in panko crumbs mixed with ranch seasoning.

About 8 minutes in some hot oil and you have chicken tenders the whole family will enjoy.

Recipe Tip

The leftover ranch mix can be mixed with a combination of buttermilk and mayonnaise to make a ranch dip to dunk them in. You can never get enough ranch flavor!

CHicken finger getting dipped in ranch dressing.

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Ranch Chicken Fingers

A packet of ranch seasoning mix gives extra flavor to chicken fingers and makes them seem like an extra special treat.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 16 minutes
TOTAL: 26 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix, I use Hidden Valley
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Peanut or Vegetable oil


  • In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour and 2 teaspoons of Ranch mix.
  • In a second bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, Panko crumbs, 2 teaspoons Ranch mix, and salt.
  • In a third bowl, beat together eggs and water.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil to between 360-375 degrees in a Dutch oven or deep skillet, preferably cast iron.
  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture and then coat with Panko crumb mixture.
  • Frying 4 to 5 pieces at a time, fry chicken for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Serve with Ranch dressing.


Calories: 367kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken

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Originally posted July 17, 2015.

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15 thoughts on “Ranch Chicken Fingers”

  1. ann Hadzimihalis

    This is great fried chicken fingers. I have used it several times and it never fails to impress my guests.

  2. I have a shaker bottle of ranch seasoning, not the packets. How much of the seasoning would I mix in?

  3. Connie Buzzell

    I have thin chicken strips, can these be cooked in oven? I was planning to have this tonight.

  4. These Ranch Chicken Fingers is delicious! The chicken was crispy and juicy, and it was very quick and easy to prepare. I served this dish with some Tater Tots on the side. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe, Ms. Christen!

  5. Hi Christin,
    Can these be baked instead of fried?
    Thank you for any suggestions you can give me; I appreciate it!

  6. Can’t wait to try this one. Using ranch mix, can you give a recipe for potatoes please. Thank you

  7. Finally made this recipe! I have had it pinned for quite awhile! Everybody LOVED it! The chicken was very moist and the bread topping had so much flavor! It’s a keeper!

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These chicken fingers are just calling my name, Christin! Love the ranch flavor! Looks SO good!

  9. Christin, these look amazing, and I love that you flavored the chicken with ranch! My kids would flip for these. 🙂

  10. Mary @chattavore

    I LOVE the idea of ranch in the coating! I love just about anything ranch. These sound fantastic!

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