Blackened Chicken Strips


  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Mix dry ranch dressing, chili powder, cayenne, and black pepper in a small bowl. Coat chicken tenders with dry rub mix.


  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place chicken tenders into the hot oil. Cook over medium heat without moving to blacken skin, about 4 minutes. Turn chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 2 more minutes.

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