This post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a small referral fee on qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. See disclosure for more details.
This Jalapeno Ranch Chicken is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, with the right amount of flavor.
Ten minutes to prepare night before and 5 minutes to prepare the next day, this is the perfect addition to spice up your dinner on busy days.
You won’t even miss fried chicken.
Aaron and I are on a ranch kick (in case you can’t tell). After making my Homemade Ranch Dressing, it just felt right to save money by using the ingredients we already had to keep making ranch and try different things with it. Why waste food?
Jalapenos are great with everything it seems. They add just enough flavor and spice but don’t overpower you. They are also great for their health benefits! Besides providing vitamins and fiber, these spicy things contain Capsaicin. Capsaicin has been shown to boost metabolism, fight cancer, relieve pain, protect against stomach ulcers, and may be good for your heart. More jalapenos? Yes Please!
I recommend to make this with my Homemade Ranch Dressing. It has no added sugar, no added sodium, has no chemicals, and has probiotics. Can the store bought brands say that? Making it homemade is much healthier than store bought and you don’t have the guilt!
Vitamins and Minerals!
Can you believe this recipe (with the ingredients I recommend) has EVERY single major vitamin and mineral in it?
Believe it because it’s true!
Yes, even all the B vitamins. How’s that for healthy?
Here is what it has the most of:
(% is based on DV of a 2000 calorie diet)
- 22% Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- 82% Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- 74% Vitamin B6
- 40% Phosphorus
- 19% Potassium
- 57% Selenium
So What Does This Mean?
It means that the vitamins and minerals this recipe has the most of can boost metabolism! Most of the vitamins work to convert your food into energy.
Many of these can also help with nervous system function, immune system function, growth and development, and red blood cell formation!
Rock star recipe, huh?
If you decide not to use the crackers I recommend in the recipe, then please look at the ingredients of whatever butter crackers you do decide to buy! The top brands on this have hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup, which are two of the most dangerous ingredients and have been linked to various illnesses, including heart attacks and diabetes. Many other countries have banned them!
Picking which butter crackers to use on this recipe will determine how healthy this recipe is. So pick wisely.
More Ranch Dinner Recipes