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Tracy’s Yellow Chicken

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Yellow chicken is tender and flavorful thanks to the ranch mustard sauce. It only takes 4 ingredients and can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or even a slow cooker.

Close up of a grilled yellow chicken breast with mustard ranch sauce served with sweet macaroni salad and a green salad.

If you are looking for an easy and flavorful marinade for chicken, you are in the right place. Take your flavorful chicken and finish it off on the grill, in the oven, or even in the crockpot. No matter what, it is going to be a delicious dinner.

What is this tangy ranch chicken like?

This tasty mustard ranch chicken is about as easy as it gets to make. The yellow sauce is like the perfect mix of honey mustard and ranch.

You use some as a marinade and reserve a little for when you are serving it. Don’t be surprised if your family licks up every last drop.

It may sound strange, but the sauce is made from just mustard, ranch dressing, and brown sugar. It is a mostly savory and tangy combination that has just a bit of sweet to balance it out.

Ingredients including raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, ranch dressing, brown sugar, and mustard ready to be made into yellow chicken.

It is rich and creamy with a nice yellow color that sets it apart. Save a little bit of the sauce to dip it in, and you are really going to be in heaven.

The recipe was originally shared with me on my Facebook page. I was intrigued and had to give it a try.

It was love at first bite, as they say. Now, my husband and Little Dude request it regularly.

We like to cook the chicken on a pellet grill, but the options are endless. This easy yellow chicken recipe is sure to make a regular appearance on your dinner menu.

Tips and Tricks

You can use any cut of chicken, just alter the cook times accordingly. Split chicken breasts would be lovely, so would drumsticks or thighs.

You use most of the mustard ranch sauce to marinate the chicken, but don’t put it all on the raw chicken. Save some fresh sauce to add when you are serving the chicken.

We like to brush the chicken with a little bit of it at the end of the grill time when we grill it. Then we keep a little bit more to dip our chicken in as we are eating it.

To bake, marinate the chicken in a casserole dish. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until they test done with a meat thermometer.

For an easy slow cooker meal, cook the chicken in a crockpot on low for 4 hours. You can serve it as is or cook it a little bit longer and shred it.

The shredded chicken is delicious on a sandwich. Or serve it over rice or pasta with some of the reserved sauce drizzled over the top.

We served our grilled version with some sweet pasta salad and a green salad. It was the perfect summer meal.

Slow cooked yellow chicken with ranch mustard sauce served on hamburger bun.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store leftover chicken?

Cooked chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the extra chicken to eat later.

Can I use this marinade on other proteins?

Yes, it is delicious on grilled pork chops! It would also be great on chicken drumsticks or thighs.

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Yellow chicken freshly brushed with mustard ranch sauce served with salad and pasta salad.

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Close up of a grilled yellow chicken breast with mustard ranch sauce served with sweet macaroni salad and a green salad.

Yellow Chicken

Carlee
Yellow chicken is tender and flavorful thanks to the ranch mustard sauce. It only takes 4 ingredients and can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or even a slow cooker.
4.86 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Dinners
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • cups ranch dressing
  • cup yellow mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Stir together the ranch dressing, mustard and brown sugar. Reserve ⅓ cup for later.
    ⅔ cups ranch dressing, ⅓ cup yellow mustard, 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken, ensuring it is all coated in the sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 2-8 hours.
    4 chicken breasts
  • Cook using your preferred method until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve with reserved sauce.

Pellet Grill Instructions

  • Preheat pellet grill to 350°F.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Flip chicken and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature is about 150°F.
  • Brush with some of the reserved sauce and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Notes

To bake, marinate the chicken in a casserole dish. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until they test done with a meat thermometer.
For an easy slow cooker meal, cook the chicken in a crockpot on low for 4 hours. You can serve it as is or cook it a little bit longer and shred it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Chicken BreastCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 38gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 495mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g
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Yellow chicken is tender and flavorful thanks to the ranch mustard sauce. It only takes 4 ingredients and can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or even a slow cooker.

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TracyT

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

This is soooo good! My daughter requests it frequently too! I never thought about the crockpot and shred, serve over rice. We’ll have to try that.

Carlee

Wednesday 9th of August 2023

Thank you so much for the recipe. It has definitely earned a spot in our regular rotation. I am can see it making great sandwiches as well, I think we'll try that soon!