This Grilled Ranch Chicken will be the star of your next BBQ with its bold, smoke-kissed flavor and enhanced juiciness thanks to a secret ingredient. Plus you’ll love how quickly this 3-ingredient main comes together.
Note: The Grilled Ranch Chicken recipe instructions provided below are for gas grilling.Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the thickest part of the chicken out until you achieve a uniform thickness throughout. This will ensure even cooking on the grill. Repeat with each chicken breast.
Add the chicken breasts to a plastic bag, along with ¼ cup of pickle juice. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over the chicken in the bag. Seal the bag and use your hands to help evenly distribute the seasoning over each piece of chicken through the bag.
Let the chicken marinate in the ranch pickle juice mixture for 30 minutes - 1 hour; that’s all the time you need!
Preheat your grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (a mediumish heat setting).
Spray your grill grates liberally with cooking spray, then add each chicken breast. Put a lid on it. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side, flipping once in between. Toss leftover marinade.
Total grilling time will depend on how thick your chicken breasts are - cook to an internal temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove from the grill. Carryover cooking will take care of the rest.
Let the Grilled Ranch Chicken rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting or serving.