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Overhead shot of a pan of grilled garlic ranch chicken

Grilled Garlic Ranch Chicken

  • Total Time: 0 minute
  • Yield: 5 to 6 servings 1x


With just five simple ingredients, this Grilled Garlic Ranch Chicken couldn’t be easier. It’s tender, juicy and insanely delicious. The quick and simple marinade is packed with flavor and makes the best grilled chicken.


  • 1 pkg. (3 tablespoons) Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 to 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the Ranch dressing mix, garlic salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and water.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a large Ziploc bag and pour marinade over them. Seal bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.
  4. Grill the chicken about 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done and juices run clear. Remove the chicken from the grill and place on a plate or platter. Cover with foil and let chicken rest for 5 to 7 minutes before serving.


I know 1 tablespoon of garlic salt might seem like a lot and that it will make the chicken too salty. Don’t worry, it doesn’t. I wondered the same thing the first time I made this, but went ahead with the way original recipe was written and we loved it. If you think it might be too salty for you, cut back to 1/2 or 3/4 tablespoon the first time you make this and see how you like it. You can adjust accordingly the next time you make it.

  • Prep Time: 4+ hours marinade time
  • Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Category: Chicken/Poultry