Ranch Seasoning Guide 

Ranch Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices which can be used as a simple seasoning or in a salad dressing. It is also delicious when making a dip. This simple blend of herbs and spices usually contains - dried parsley, dried dill, dried thyme, ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt. There are other similar recipes that vary slightly giving different flavours.

This seasoning is delicious cooked with chicken and other meat. It also makes a tasty dressing for salads by simply adding mayonnaise and butter milk. There are many recipes for this. Making a delicious dip with this seasoning is again easy to do just by adding sour cream and butter milk. Fresh crunchy vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, steamed broccoli and cooked baby sweet corn and many others are perfect for this dip.

Buying this seasoning is readily available online and there are a few different brands to choose from, each having its own flavours. So give them a try and find the perfect one for you. You can also make your own seasoning at home. It is simple and you will already have some of the ingredients in your spice rack. Any thing that you don't have is always available online.

Ranch Seasoning Cooking Tips

Cooking with this seasoning is great as it can be used in a number of ways. It can be used as a simple rub before you pan fry the meat, or it can be cooked in a sauce with your meat. You can also grill your meat with ranch seasoning brushed on .  As a dressing it is delicious with most meats, salads and vegetables, simply plate up your food and add the dressing.

When cooking with this seasoning for me, could not be any easier as I love to cook it with chicken in the slow cooker. This is a fantastic way to cook as it leaves you the rest of the day clear, and there is a delicious hassle free dinner cooking away for your return in the evening. Take a look at this recipe and give it a try.

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

Recipe

Ranch Seasoning 

4 tablespoons dried parsley

2 tablespoons dried dill

1 tablespoons onion powder

1 tablespoons garlic powder

3 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

Method

You can blend the herbs and spices by either adding to a blender and pulse blend, or use a pestle and mortar.


Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

4 chicken breasts skinned

8 medium potatoes peeled and quartered 

2 large carrots chopped

1 family can cream of chicken soup 22.6oz

Ranch seasoning already made as above, or can use 1oz pre bought seasoning.

350 ml milk

Method 

Take your slow cooker and lightly spray it with non stick cooking oil.

Then add the potatoes and carrots into the cooker. Take the chicken breasts and place these on top of the vegetables.

Now using a medium to large bowl pour the soup into it and add the milk. Next add the seasonings and give it a good whisk. Now pour this mixture into the slow cooker evenly covering the chicken.

Place the lid on the cooker and, on the low setting, leave to cook for 8 hours or on the high setting 4 hours.