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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 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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