Pickle Juice Ranch Panko Baked Chicken

Pickle Juice Ranch Panko Baked Chicken is the absolute best!   I started adding leftover pickle juice to ranch dressing, and the result is impressive!  This Panko baked chicken is crispy, tangy, and super flavorful!  This is such an easy way to switch up your weeknight dinner rotation!

Earlier this year, which seems like five years ago now.  I started adding leftover pickle juice when I make ranch dressing.  After changing my sweetness pallet years ago, I started turning to vinegar and pickled products for a tangy flavor.  The results are excellent!   I started using pickle juice ranch in many of the recipes I make at home.   My kids love panko baked chicken.  It is easy to coat chicken drumsticks with panko and bake them in the oven.  When you make chicken this way, it is healthier than store-bought crispy chicken, and you can play around with the flavors.

I coated each chicken drumstick with pickle juice ranch and then coated each drumstick with panko breadcrumbs.  These drumsticks were a big hit with my family and turned out super flavorful.

You can use any pickle juice you like in pickle juice ranch, but I prefer dill pickle juice over others.

This recipe is easy.

All you need is:

Ten chicken drumsticks

Plain Panko breadcrumbs

Greek Yogurt


Dijon Mustard

One ranch packet

pickle juice

And that’s it!

This recipe is super easy.  All you need to do is:

  1. Make Pickle Juice Ranch
  2. Set up a coating station by placing the pickle juice ranch and breadcrumbs into two separate bowls
  3. Coat each piece of chicken with pickle juice ranch, followed by panko breadcrumbs
  4. Place each chicken drumstick on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and serve.

And that’s it!

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Sour Cream and Onion Crispy Chicken 

Greek Yogurt Ranch Chicken Tenders

Pickle Juice Ranch Panko Crusted Chicken


  • 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1.5 cups plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups pickle juice ranch dressing

Pickle Juice Ranch

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 ranch packet


  1. Make pickle juice ranch dressing. Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well and let the dressing marinate in the fridge for about an hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  3. Set up the coating station. Place dressing in one bowl. Place panko breadcrumbs in a second bowl. Coat each drumstick in the pickle juice ranch dressing followed by the breadcrumbs.

  4. Place each drumstick on a sheet pan.

  5. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the drumsticks are as crispy as you like.

  6. Remove from oven and serve.

These drumsticks were awesome!  You can use this method with other condiments and dips.  If you’ve never tried adding pickle juice to your ranch dressing, you must!


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