Cool Ranch Chicken Wings

These cool ranch chicken wings combine delicious greek yogurt ranch dip with a crispy panko crust. They are savory, crispy and totally delicious!

These cool ranch chicken wings combine delicious greek yogurt ranch dip with a crispy panko crust. They are savory, crispy and totally delicious!

Cool ranch is one of those flavors I’m all about. I think growing up in the midwest I was forced to love the powers of ranch dressing. I’m not going to lie – sometimes it’s just too gloopy for my taste but sometimes it’s just right. In high school I would watch people slather their pizza with ranch I would about gag at the sight. Listen, you want to dip fried mushrooms in ranch? I’m cool. Fried cauliflower? Yes please! Pizza? Barf.

I mean I like using ranch sparingly on salad but my heart really sings for a nice fried veggie mixed dipped in ranch. That’s why when Sabra came out with their new Ranch Greek yogurt dip I wanted to make something extra crunchy to do the dipping.

These cool ranch chicken wings combine delicious greek yogurt ranch dip with a crispy panko crust. They are savory, crispy and totally delicious!

Since I no longer live in Ohio and New Yorkers aren’t all about the “FRY EVERYTHING” attitude I made these crispy crunchy wings in the oven. You get all that crunchy fried flavor without all the crispy fried fried-ness. That’s makes sense right?

To start my wings off I used full size chicken wings. I do love drummettes but I think you really get more bang for your buck when you use the full wing. Not only are they $1 dollar cheaper per pound they tend to stay more juicy and don’t dry out as easy. Plus they are kinda cute in a weird raw meat kind of way. Well, if raw meat could actually be cute.

To make the wings all you do is dip the wings into a bowl of Sabra Greek yogurt dip ranch and then press them into ranch spiced panko crumbs. Then I baked them till super crispy, drizzled with even more ranch (but lets face it dipping into ranch is even better!) and devoured!

These cool ranch chicken wings combine delicious greek yogurt ranch dip with a crispy panko crust. They are savory, crispy and totally delicious!

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Cool Ranch Chicken Wings

These cool ranch chicken wings combine delicious greek yogurt ranch dip with a crispy panko crust. They are savory, crispy and totally delicious!

Yield: 6 chicken wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 6 chicken wings
  • 5 ounces Sabra Greek yogurt dip (more for dipping)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat liner and a metal rack.

In a shallow dish add panko bread crumbs, parsley, dill, minced onion, garlic, black pepper and kosher salt. Mix together and set aside.

Lay out chicken wings and dip into ranch dressing to just coat the chicken.

Crust dipped chicken into the panko crumbs and coat both sides evenly. Place crusted chicken onto the prepared baking dish and continue until all the chicken has been crusted. When you're finished place in the oven.

Bake for about 30 minutes, flip, and bake for another 30 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. You will know the chicken is ready when the end of the chicken wing can easily bend and would almost come apart. If they are not done baking or not crispy brown let back for a little longer until fully cooked. If the ends of your wings start to brown too much wrap them in foil so they don't burn.

Serve hot with extra ranch for dipping.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sabra. As always all thoughts and nonsensical ramblings are 100% my own. 

19 Responses to “Cool Ranch Chicken Wings”

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    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop — July 15, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love things that are baked but taste like they are fried! These wings look delish…especially with this ranch!

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    Florian @ContentednessCooking — July 16, 2015 at 6:16 am

    This looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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    Melissa — July 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

    We love wings and these look delicious. I will definitely need to try these. I love that they are baked and not fried.

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — July 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I swear I have a ranch tooth. I used to drown my salads in it as a kid and even now I make a dairy free version! It’s awesome! And so are these chicken wings! I love that they are baked not fried!

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen — July 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Looks SO delicious!!!

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo — July 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

    These wings look fantastic! My son was the ranch consumer in our house. He’s coming home next month and I think I will have to make these for him!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — July 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

    WOW! I need to get my hands on this dip, it sounds incredible! And I definitely need to make these wings for my family!

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    heather @french press — July 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I’ve never been huge into ranch, but my kids are a totally different story, but these wings I think would win me over

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — July 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve got to take another walk my the Sabra display at my local supermarket…I’m loving all of these different/new flavors! I’ve totally been missing out…

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    Stephanie — July 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    These sound delicious! I love the crunch of panko on chicken wings!

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    Julia — July 16, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I love that you used Sabra’s Greek Yogurt ranch dip. Delicious! These look out of this world. I have to try them out in the fall.

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    Catherine — July 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Dear Brandy, what a mouthwatering sight! These wings looks fantastic and I love the cool ranch. Pinned for later. xo, Catherine

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — July 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    We love chicken wings, these sound great!! I love cool ranch too so I’m excited to give it a try 🙂

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    The Food Hunter — July 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I never understood the pizza and ranch thing either! great job here

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    Heather | girlichef — July 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Oh man, the crispy crust against the cool creamy ranch sounds like perfection! (And I probably shouldn’t admit it, but I like ranch on my pizza…especially chipotle ranch…)

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    Paula - bell'alimento — July 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Those are some good looking wings. Love that they’re baked which means I won’t feel bad about eating most of them.

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    Angela | Mind Over Batter — July 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I admit, I’ve been guilty of dipping my pizza in ranch dressing. Just a couple of times. Feel free to judge. Now these wings are the shizzle. Love that they’re baked and taste like fried. These are happening soon.

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    Jennie @onesweetmess — July 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Mmm, these are so dang crispy. I’d eat a shoe if it were dipped in ranch anything. Pinned.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Those look so crispy and delicious! Are those scallions you’ve sprinkled over top? If so, great call! As I’ve said in the past, You’re the queen of chicken wings, Brandy!

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