This was quick and easy to make. I pounded my chicken before coating it. I used panko breadcrumbs (b/c that's what I had) and sprayed the chicken with Pam Olive Oil before baking. The chicken was flavorful and crispy. I would make this again.
Easy and Delicious Ranch-Parmesan Chicken
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup dry breadcrumbs (even better, use panko breadcrumbs)
1/4-1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2-1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup prepared ranch salad dressing (use bottled salad dressing, you might need a bit more dressing)
1/4 cup melted butter (no substitutes)**I used Pam Olive Oil instead***
Set oven to 400° degrees (set oven rack to lowest position). Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. In a shallow bowl mix together the dry breadcrumbs with Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Dip the chicken into the ranch dressing to coat both sides (allow any excess to drip off). Coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Place in a single layer onto a greased baking sheet or line with non-stick foil (do NOT bake in a smaller baking dish or the bottom of the chicken will be soggy). Lightly drizzle the melted butter over each breast (for low-fat option omit the butter or use a diet alternative). If desired you can sprinkle black pepper over the chicken pieces. Bake uncovered for about 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked).