I made this up years ago when I was broke and had to feed my family with items I had on hand. All I had when I opened the fridge & cabinets one day was:
- a pack of chicken breasts
- ranch dressing
- 1/2 a bag of RedHot BB-Q chips
* I also had ketchup and olives, but this recipe doesnt call for them.
Basically I coated the chicken first with ranch dressing, then in some crushed-up potato chip crumbs.
Then baked it in a 350-400 degree oven for about 20-25 mins. They ate the HELL out of it and wanted more! It sounds very bland & plain to do this with chicken, it must have been the combination of the ranch and the hot chips *not regular BBQ chips, but the super-hot kind in the red bag.
I have made this over and over since that day, and only get compliments when I use those kind of chips and HiddenValley ranch. Everyone loves this and asks me what its called....and the ony thing I can think of when I recall how desperate I was back then when I thought it up is "ghetto chicken"
These days I serve it with greens or black-eyed peas and rice.