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Ranch Seasoning Chicken

Ranch Seasoning Chicken is a delicious 30-minute dinner made simple in the air fryer. Juicy chicken thighs seasoned with ranch are AMAZING! (No air fryer, there's a recipe for baking in the oven too)
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried, air fryer, chicken, ranch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning see notes


  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and season them with salt and pepper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and ranch seasoning.
  • Lift the skin off the top of each chicken thigh and stuff about 2 teaspoons of the butter mixture under the skin of each thigh. Then, use the remaining butter mixture to spread over the top of the chicken thighs.
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket with olive oil spray or line with a parchment or reuseable liner and add the chicken thighs, skin side up.
  • Cook at 400F until golden brown-- about 14-16 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165F internally.
  • Serve immediately and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.


If you don’t have ranch seasoning, you can use...
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
***To make this recipe in the oven instead of the air fryer - prepare the chicken as directed and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the juices run clear and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.