McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy

Enjoy the thrill of recreating the McDonald’s magic at home with this easy Bacon Ranch McCrispy copycat recipe! Capture the unique taste of this fan-favorite with crispy golden chicken, smoky bacon, pickles, and zesty ranch dressing, in a fluffy potato bun. Or make it a deluxe with lettuce and tomato.

Savor the perfect balance of crunch and flavor anytime you wish. Whether for a tasty lunch or dinner, this recipe brings the iconic McDonald’s McCrispy chicken sandwich right to your kitchen.

Copycat McDonald's bacon ranch McCrispy chicken sandwiches.

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What Makes the McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy So Good? 

The original McDonald’s McCrispy is a pretty decent chicken sandwich. Sure, it’s simple, but other options for McCrispy sandwiches exist for those who crave more. Order a Spicy McCrispy with pepper sauce if you’re into hot food or enjoy some extra spice. Bacon lovers can try the Bacon Ranch McCrispy.

Then there is the ultimate, McCrispy, the Bacon Ranch Deluxe. This monster of a crispy chicken sandwich comes loaded with crispy crinkle cut pickles, juicy tomatoes, crispy lettuce, savory bacon, tender breaded chicken, and tangy buttermilk ranch sauce — pure chicken sandwich heaven. 

Why You Want to Try This Recipe for the McDonald’s Chicken Sandwich 

The Bacon Ranch Deluxe McCrispy appeared on the menus at some McDonald’s restaurants in the United States in the spring of 2023. But you still can’t get them everywhere. That’s a bummer.

What would be even more of a letdown is the Bacon Ranch McCrispy Deluxe may not be around for long. But you can always make this copycat Bacon Ranch Deluxe McCrispy at home.

McCrispy Chicken Sandwich Ingredients

For the fried chicken patty, you’ll need:

  • Chicken breasts. boneless, skinless
  • Salt
  • Finely ground black pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

For the ranch dressing, you’ll need:

  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dry ranch dressing mix

You can use your favorite brand of dry ranch dressing. Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix works well in this recipe, but it can be expensive and difficult to locate. 

To make the McDonald’s crispy chicken sandwich, you’ll need:

  • Potato hamburger buns
  • Butter, melted
  • Fried chicken breast (see above)
  • Prepared ranch dressing (see above)
  • Bacon, cooked
  • Crinkle cut pickles
  • Lettuce, shredded (optional)
  • Roma Tomatoes, sliced (optional)

If you don’t like potato rolls, choose a regular hamburger bun or use sesame or wheat buns.

You can use your favorite bacon, but for the closest flavor, use thin-sliced applewood-smoked bacon.

Copycat McDonald's bacon ranch McCrispy ingredients on a tray.

How to Make a McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy Deluxe

To make the fried chicken patty:

  1. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and cut them in half horizontally. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Reserve for later. 
  2. Set up a breading station by laying out two shallow pans or pie tins next to each other. Put a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking tray to the side. 
  3. Fill one shallow pan with all-purpose flour, cornmeal, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and finely ground black pepper. Mix well.
  4. Whisk the egg and milk together and pour the mixture into the second shallow pan. 
  5. Take a piece of chicken and coat it in the dry mixture. Shake off any excess.
  6. Dunk the floured chicken into the wet mixture and let any extra liquid drip off.
  7. Return the chicken breast to the dry mixture and shake off the excess. Place the breaded chicken on the wire rack over the rimmed baking tray.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 with the remaining pieces of chicken.
Breaded chicken breasts on a wire rack.

To fry the chicken:

  1. Fill a heavy-bottom pot with four inches of vegetable oil. Using an electric fryer will make cooking the chicken much more manageable. 
  2. Attach a thermometer to the pot’s side and heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. Place a clean wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet close to where you are frying. 
  4. Once the oil is at the temperature, cook the breaded chicken patties one or two at a time for 7 to 8 minutes. Use an instant-read thermometer to check that the chicken’s internal temperature is at least 165 degrees, and then leave the crispy chicken filet to rest on the wire rack. 
  5. Cook the rest of the chicken in the same way. 
Fried chicken breast on a wire rack.

To assemble the sandwich:

  1. While the fried chicken patties rest for five minutes, make the buttermilk ranch sauce by stirring the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and dry ranch dressing mix in a small bowl.
Copycat McDonald's ranch sauce for McCrispy in a bowl.
  1. Spread the melted butter on the cut potato rolls. Toast the buns cut side down in a dry skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown. 
Toasted potato buns on a wire rack.
  1. Spread some ranch dressing on the bottom of the warm toasted potato roll and place the fried chicken patty on top. Add two to three slices of bacon and a few pickle slices. If you want to make your sandwich a deluxe, include some shredded lettuce and a slice or two of tomato. 
  2. Spread ranch dressing on the top bun and place it on the sandwich. 
Copycat McDonald's bacon ranch McCrispy sandwiches on a wood board.

What to Serve With Bacon Ranch Deluxe McCrispy

You can’t go wrong serving your homemade McDonald’s McCrispy chicken sandwiches with traditional fast food sides like French fries, onion rings, or coleslaw. For something a little healthier, serve the chicken sandwich with a side salad, corn on the cob, or a quinoa salad.

For something sweet afterward, you can make one of the Mcflurry desserts like the Oreo McFlurry or M&M McFlurry.

What Is the Best Way to Store Your McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy

Keep each component separate in airtight containers to prevent the sandwich from getting soggy. Don’t prep the vegetables until you are ready to eat.

How to Reheat the McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy for Best Results

Use an air fryer for the crispy chicken and bacon:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  2. Put the bacon on the chicken patty and heat for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the bun, cut-side up, to the air fryer for the last 30 seconds. 

You can use an oven if you don’t have an air fryer. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 
  2. Put the bacon on the chicken patty and set it on a baking tray. Cover the tray with aluminum foil. 
  3. Heat for 7 to 9 minutes. 
  4. Remove the aluminum foil and put the buns on the baking tray. Cook for one more minute. 
Copycat McDonald's deluxe bacon ranch McCrispy chicken sandwich.

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McDonald’s Bacon Ranch McCrispy

McDonald's Bacon Ranch McCrispy is a tasty fried chicken sandwich great for lunch or dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McDonald’s Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 565kcal


Ranch Dressing

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix

Fried Chicken

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus extra to season the chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper plus extra to season to chicken
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Sandwich Assembly

  • 4 potato hamburger buns
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 8 slices applewood smoked bacon cooked
  • 12 crinkle-cut dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce optional
  • 12 large round tomato slices optional


  • To make the dressing, combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix in a small bowl. Mix well and place in the refrigerator.
  • Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally to create thinner cutlets. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Set up a breading station: Combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and ground black pepper in a flat dish. Stir until well combined. In another shallow dish, combine the egg and milk and beat until smooth.
  • Pour the vegetable oil into a deep, heavy-bottomed pot until it reaches a depth of 4 inches. Bring the oil to 350°F over medium-high heat.
  • While the oil is heating, bread the chicken: Place the chicken into the flour, covering both sides, and shake off the excess. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture and shake off the excess. Then dip the chicken into the flour mixture again. Place the breaded chicken on a wire rack to rest for about 5 minutes before frying. This will help the coating adhere to the chicken.
  • Fry the chicken breasts, 2 at a time, for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the chicken has browned and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Drain the chicken on a clean wire rack.
  • Slice the potato buns if necessary and brush the cut sides with melted butter. Toast in a skillet over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, spread a generous amount of ranch dressing on the bottom bun and top with a fried chicken cutlet. Add 3 bacon slices followed by 3 pickles. Spread a generous amount of ranch dressing on the top bun and place it on the sandwich.
  • To make the deluxe version, assemble the sandwich as described above, with the addition of 2 tablespoons of shredded lettuce and 3 tomato slices in between the bacon and pickles.


You can use bottled ranch dressing instead of making your own.


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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