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Easy Gluten-Free Smoky Ranch Grilled Chicken

Smoked Paprika, or pimenton, is one of our favorite secret weapons, any time we want that deep, rich pepper flavor that’s reminiscent of bacon and outdoor barbecue. Shake it on chicken with Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning mix and throw it on the grill. Our Easy Gluten-Free Smoky Ranch Grilled Chicken recipe packs a ton of punch with little effort.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (5)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Light Kingsford® charcoal according to package directions and arrange your coals for direct and indirect cooking— build a fire in the grill leaving one side free of coals. When the coals are covered with gray ash and the temperature is medium (you can hold your hand over it from 5–7 seconds), the grill is ready.

  2. 2

    While the grill is heating, rub olive oil all over the chicken pieces and season with the ranch seasoning mix and smoked paprika.

  3. 3

    Place the chicken pieces on the grill directly over the coals and cook for about 12–15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skin starts to crisp and darken. Transfer the chicken pieces to the cooler side of the grill and let them cook for 15 to 20 minutes more, until the temperature is 155°F and no longer pink inside.

  4. 4

    Serve hot with barbecue sauce or Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing on the side.

Recipe Video

@hiddenvalleyranch Smoky Ranch Grilled Chicken is for dinner! 😋 Make tonight a Ranch Night with the flavor only HVR + @kingsford can deliver. 🔥 #RanchNight ♬ original sound - Hidden Valley Ranch

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chicken on another level This is sooo good! Give it a try! You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2022-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it It gave a great taste, I loved it. I would have never thought to use on chicken.
Date published: 2022-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it My family absolutely loved it and so easy to make.
Date published: 2022-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING super easy and the whole family loves it! cant wait to make it again!
Date published: 2022-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy and de-lish! Super easy to make and delicious! My boyfriend had extra servings because he loved the flavor.
Date published: 2022-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New fav legs New favorite way to cook chicken legs tasted great kids devoured them.
Date published: 2022-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! So easy to make and taste great! The whole family will love!
Date published: 2022-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy! Very easy chicken meal! Super delicious and simple.
Date published: 2022-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok I guess I just need to add a lot of seasoning It was good but I found it hard to taste any flavor
Date published: 2022-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicious Such a good way to make chicken and its gluten free which makes it even better.
Date published: 2022-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious chicken! Drumsticks are my favorite! These were absolutely delicious, we will be making these alot.
Date published: 2022-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy You can make a party sized platter of chicken with little effort. Give it a try. You won't be sorry
Date published: 2022-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gluten Free Ranch Chicken So easy and delicious. I used the whole chicken pieces . Because some like light , some like dark meat. Everyone loved this.
Date published: 2022-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so easy and yummm So easy just shake it on ANY meat, then throw it on the grill. Easy Grilled Chicken recipe packs a ton of flavor with little effort.
Date published: 2022-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy Easy & tasty recipe. Crowd pleasing chicken dish!!
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy delicious dinner Prep was easy and quick. Delightfuly loaded with flavor. Will add to regular menu for the family. So glad I tried this one
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy It was the perfect on the fly meal and still yummy
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Smoky Flavor so glad we tried this, a new fan favorite. quick and easy
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HV-Easy Gluten-Free Smokey Ranch Grilled Chicken Gluten-Free smokey ranch grilled chicken. Perfect for Memorial Day Celebration. You have it covered with gluten-free. Everyone liked very well.
Date published: 2022-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious!!! Like the title easy!! And soo good! Great Recipe! Thanks HVR for doing it again! HVR is the GOAT!
Date published: 2022-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! These were a big hit at my first BBQ of the summer last Saturday!
Date published: 2022-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Ranch Grilled Chicken This is a delicious and easy to prepare grilled chicken recipe, I highly recommend it, be sure to watch the video.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A regular in this house It's so simple and easy yet so delicious. Not only do I like the grill this, we love to make it in the air fryer when in a rush.
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make! Super easy to make and even my pickiest child cleared his plate! Would absolutely make again!
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Turned out great Everyone enjoyed the meal and it tasted so good.The kids liked it also.
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Made this for the family and everyone loved it. The kids loved dipping the chicken into the ranch. Something good for everyone in the family to eat together.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is excellent. We will be grilling this often. So good
Date published: 2022-05-11
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