buttermilk ranch chicken recipe

buttermilk ranch chicken

prep time: 10 minutes + 1 hour marinate time
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 20 minutes + 1 hour marinate time

makes: 4 servings, 5 oz. each


  • 4 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 4 teaspoons dry ranch dip mix


  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl combine buttermilk, garlic and lemon zest. Pour over chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F– 400°F). Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with ranch mix.
  3. Place chicken on grill. Grill, covered, 7-10 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F. Remove chicken from grill, and serve.

If preparing for a gluten-free diet, make sure all ingredients are labeled gluten-free.

Per serving: 225 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 40g protein

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.