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Ranch Grilled Meal Prep Chicken is a two-ingredient marinade
that is full of flavor and makes the juiciest chicken!
Grilled chicken is just a plain winner.
And this Ranch Grilled Meal Prep Chicken is so simple yet so flavorful when you combine two-ingredients: ranch seasoning and olive oil.
Mix all this up in a bag or large bowl and let the chicken hang out for an hour or overnight. You can add all kinds of chicken pieces, too.
This recipe uses chicken breasts and chicken thighs for variation throughout the week.
Chicken thighs are smaller and are a great afternoon protein pick me up when you just need something! Cold, right out the fridge is delicious!
Need some quick grilling tips?
- A clean grill. Y’all I can’t stress this enough! Make sure your grill is clean. This means you’ll want to turn your grill on SUPER high heat and let it burn off all the gunk from the previous time!
- Put your meat down and let it be. Do not touch it! When it’s ready to flip, it will release from the grates. If you feel any pull, let it hang out for a bit more.
- Don’t close your grill lid until you flip the meat. When you close the grill, it begins to steam, and you want the nice caramelized grill marks before you close the lid.
Side Dishes that go well:
If you need a low-carb side dish, try this Easy Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe that is filled with flavor!
Let’s be honest, anything with Ranch seasoning is delicious.
I buy the packets from Hidden Valley – and don’t even tell me about making my own! It’s not the same, and I’m only here for HV Ranch.
What is in ranch seasoning?
Ranch grilled meal prep chicken is pretty dang simple.
Open your package of ranch seasoning, and pour it into a bowl or baggie.
Pour in about half a cup of olive oil and mix it well, until all the clumps are gone.
Add your chicken pieces into the bowl/bag, and toss to coat each piece.
The plus to using a bag is your hands don’t have to get dirty if you use tongs to add the chicken to the bag.
I use a bowl, since it has a lid, and I didn’t have any bags at home. (Trying to cut down on that plastic, y’all!)
Just toss all the chicken so each piece is coated well.
No need to add extra salt, you can sprinkle on flaky sea salt AFTER you’ve grilled if you like.
You could add a few grinds of black pepper to the chicken while it marinades, but again, you can just do that after you’ve grilled.
In this Pickle Brined Chicken Recipe, I talked about how I didn’t eat chicken thighs growing up.
Now, as an adult, I eat them all the time. I can’t get enough!
When meal prepping for a week of low carb or keto eating, I like to grill up different kinds of chicken cuts. That way, I have variation if I need it.
The one thing about meal prep I do not like is the monotony of it. It feels like you’re eating the same thing over and over.
But, when you grill a simple chicken recipe and pair it in different ways, it’s a whole new meal each time.
Grilled ranch chicken makes a great salad protein topper, too!
If you’re looking for ways to use your leftover grilled chicken, here are 27 Ways to Use Leftover Grilled Chicken!
Need some salad ideas?
Ranch Grilled Meal Prep Chicken is a two-ingredient marinade that is full of flavor and makes the juiciest chicken!
- 1 package Ranch seasoning mix
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 pounds chicken thighs/breasts
- Mix ranch and oil in a large bowl.
- Add chicken to bowl and mix until each piece is coated well.
- Allow to marinate for an hour or overnight.
- Grill chicken over medium heat until cooked to 165˚.
- If using for meal prep, allow to cool before storing in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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