Longhorn Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Longhorn Parmesan Crusted Chicken – copycat recipe from Longhorn Steakhouse. Grilled chicken topped with a creamy Ranch sauce and parmesan crumb topping. Chicken, ranch, garlic, parmesan, panko bread crumbs, provolone, butter. I made this tonight and it is AMAZING! Tastes just like the restaurant.

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“FREAKING AWESOME” That is all Chicken Legs wants me to say about this chicken.  He took one bite and said this was the best thing I’ve ever made. I had to agree, this was absolutely delicious!  This recipe is from Longhorn Steakhouse. My Mom found the recipe in the paper. I love this dish at Longhorn’s and I was really excited to try it at home!

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How to Make Longhorn Parmesan Chicken

I made this twice before I got it the way I wanted it. The original recipe called for the chicken to be cooked in a skillet on the stove.  We tried it that way and it was good but not as good as I remembered. I wanted to give it another try and decided to grill the chicken.  That made all the difference. It was just as good, if not better as it was in the restaurant.  Chicken Legs has already asked to have it again this weekend. He also asked if I would make some extra chicken for lunch the next day.

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but it is really quick and easy.  I marinated the chicken and prepared the ranch spread and parmesan crumb topping while Chicken Legs grilled the chicken. Dinner was ready in under 30 minutes! If you want to make this even easier, feel free to marinate the chicken in Italian dressing instead of my marinade.

To make this low-carb/keto-friendly, swap the panko bread crumbs for some crushed up pork rinds.

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Longhorn Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Longhorn Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe- copycat from LongHorn Steakhouse. Grilled chicken topped with a creamy Ranch sauce and parmesan crumb topping. Chicken, ranch, garlic, parmesan, panko bread crumbs, provolone, butter. I made this tonight and it is AMAZING! Tastes just like the restaurant.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ¾ inch thickness
  • 1 cup shredded provolone


Ranch Spread

Parmesan Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • cup shredded Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter



  • Combine ingredients for marinade and pour over chicken. Let marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight. Grill 12-15 minutes, until chicken is done.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the ranch spread and parmesan crumb topping.

Ranch Spread

  • For the ranch spread, mix ¼ cup of grated Parmesan and ¼ cup ranch dressing. Set aside.

Parmesan Crumb Topping

  • For Parmesan crumb topping, mix bread crumbs, garlic salt, shredded Parmesan and butter. The crumbs should be evenly moistened.


  • Position rack in center of oven. Preheat broiler.
  • Transfer cooked chicken to oven-safe casserole dish. Spread 2 tablespoons ranch spread on each breast, then top with provolone and Parmesan crumb topping. Place chicken under broiler and cook until cheese melts and crumb topping begins to turn light brown. Serve immediately.


Can marinate the chicken in Italian dressing for a simpler recipe.
To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear chicken breasts on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Can make Ranch Spread & Parmesan Crumb topping ahead of time.
For a low-carb/keto-friendly recipe, substitute pork rinds for panko bread crumbs.
Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/


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  1. Made this for my brother to celebrate his 65th Birthday (he found the recipe) and it was a great success!! Thank you!!!
    Came out perfect, looked just like the pictures, and was easy to prepare!!👏👏👏Thank you!!!
    Warmest regards!! Margo

  2. I would like to make this for a crowd. Has anyone grilled the chicken one day and then finished it out the next day? How did you do it? And did it turn out still tasting fresh?

  3. This was soooo good. I marinated in salad dressing for two hours. Cooked in my air fryer. Had a bag of mozzarella provolone used that oh and I had Italian panko. My husband really liked it.

  4. This got a “Repeat” demand from my wife. The only thing I did different is I baked the chicken. This time the grill.

  5. Looks like this would be a great recipe for the air-fryer! I’ll just have to figure out the cooking time. Can’t wait to try it.

    1. I grill mine every time, you cant get the real deal longhorn flavor unless you do. I always do this meal X4 16 chicken breasts and 4X the mixes. You cant go wrong with lots of leftovers for the next couple of days.

  6. This recipe just popped up for me. Could I use chicken thighs instead? Wonder how pork chops would be?

    1. You can use any cut of chicken that you enjoy. I’m sure pork chops would be bad prepared this way.

      1. I make pork chops this way. I ordered pork chops with the Parmesan topping at Longhorn’s all the time.

  7. Where do you buy provolone cheese that you can shred? What other cheese would be a great substitute? Recipe sounds yummy.

    1. I’ve bought shredded provolone in a bag at Walmart. You can also cut some sliced provolone into small pieces or use a slice instead of shredded.

  8. I love this dish at the restaurant, can't wait to make it myself! One question though, what kind of vinegar did you use?

  9. Tried this the other night – it was just wonderful! The chicken was tender and juicy and very well seasoned!

  10. I cooked this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks do much for the recipe. The chicken was so juicy and I made a side of cheese tortellini with alfredo bail pesto.sauce and the whole meal was perfect. I pinned so hopefully more people can enjoy.

  11. me & my husband enjoyed this dish very much…its super yummy i would recommend it for everyone to try…

    Amber&Daniel : )

  12. Do you use white or apple cidar vinegar and also i kniw this is stupid but i dont think my oven has a broiler lol so what temp should i turn my oven on at?

  13. I had this chicken at Longhorn the other day, and Ive been wanting it since. At first i didnt think the ranch and parmesan would be good, but it was excellent. Thank you for sharing your recipe. =)

  14. I can't even begin to describe how much I love this chicken! My boyfriend and I love to make this together because does the grilling and I can do the other steps. I think it's better then Longhorn! So so delicious!!

  15. Lydia – the chicken needs to be broiled so the crumbs get toasted. The chicken is already cooked, so if you bake it, it will be dry.

  16. Can you put it in the over instead of the broiler? If so, how long should I leave it in the oven? at what temp?

  17. OMG!!! I know no one knows how much I love LONGHORN'S chicken, but I ABSOLUTELY DO!!! My baby and I used to go there up to 3 times a week and that's ALL I would order. The servers knew what I wanted when they came to the table. I am not a cook at all, but did try another recipe I thought was close, but it was nowhere near!!! I AM SO, SO GRATEFUL YOU POSTED THIS RECIPE. I LOVE LONGHORN!!! I LOVE THIS CHICKEN!!! The recipe was so easy I was able to make it!!! That's saying a lot as far as cooking goes!!! I love it!!!! IT'S NEARLY the EXACT SAME TASTE!!! And I do love it much better!!! Thank you so much!!! You saved me a ton of money, and boosted my cooking confidence at the same time!!! lol!

  18. This is my second time reviewing this recipe. It's just SO good! I actually didn't realize that I didn't have provolone at the last minute, so I used mozzarella & we couldn't tell a difference. I also only use 1/4 c oil in the marinade & it's plenty. We love this chicken!

  19. ali – heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in an oven safe skillet. Pan sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side. Put the skillet in the oven at 400 for 10 minutes.

  20. Not able to grill it, so what do you think the best way to cook the chicken would be (detailed as possible;)

  21. OMG, I finally found this receipe. This is my favorite dish at Longhorn and I tried to fix it but didn't have a clue of what I was doing! Thanks so much1

  22. I have seen lots of awesome reviews of this dish and lots of people saying they love the Longhorn version. I am curious of those who made it and have eaten it at Longhorn, how it compares 🙂 Just curious, I can't wait to try it!

    1. I've eaten both and this is very similar to Longhorn's version. In fact, I think it is better. So does my friend that turned me on to the chicken at Longhorn. We both prefer the home version.

  23. I made this last night for my husband and I's anniversary dinner. It was AH-MAZING! By far the most incredible chicken dish ever!! This will become a regular menu item in our house! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

  24. This was the greatest chicken I have ever made. If you are not sure after reading comments, go for it and make it. My whole family LOVED it, even young kids. This is our go to chicken recipe now. Oh, and I love your site.

  25. This is the dish that I almost always get at Longhorn! I was so excited to find the recipe. I made this chicken tonight & my family of 7 said it's the best chicken I've ever made! We all loved it! I used the canned parmesan in the ranch spread & a 'good' shredded parmesan in the crumb topping. I also used sliced provolone because that's what I had. Awesome recipe! thanks for sharing. I'm sure I'll be making it a few times a month!

  26. I have tried several of your recipes and loved them! I would love to try this one but I do not like ranch. Is there something I could use instead?

  27. This is probably the best thing I have ever made! Thanks again so much for posting it! I will definitely be making this again very soon 🙂

  28. This is an awesome recipe! I made it today for my mother-in-law and aunt and they said it's some of the best food they have ever had. Thank you!!

  29. Omg this was to die for! Thank you! Soooo good. Love everything I have tried from your blog!
    Jodi 🙂

  30. I made this for dinner last night and my family loved it. Even my two girls who are very picky eaters gave this chicken two thumbs up. The chicken was so flavorful and delicious I will definitely be making this again. Thank you!

  31. I was just wondering, where does the provolone come in? I see it in the ingredients sections but I can't seem to find it in the recipe?

    1. In the last paragraph – you put the provolone on top of the ranch spread and top with the bread crumbs

  32. You have no idea how excited I am to try this! That dish is all I ever get at Longhorn so I am super excited you posted this!

  33. YUM. When you make it again for your hubby, with the extra for his lunch, please also make some extra to send to me please. It looks SO good.

  34. I'm your newest follower. Please feel free to visit, and follow me back.
    This looks so good! I can't wait to try it out. I love your blog site!
    So many good ideas!!!!!

  35. I rarely comment, but I just had to say that I have been looking for a good knock-off version of this forever! You're awesome!

  36. Alexis – the noodles are a bag from Knorr – tomato basil noodles. They are SO yummy!! I find the noodles near the rice-a-roni in the grocery store

  37. Holy amazing looking. I wish I wasn't off dairy right now ;(. What did you put on your pasta? That looks good too. Thanks for the recipe!

  38. Gosh, is there recipe you make that doesn't sound good? I've probably cooked up about 10 recipes from your site, all of which has been a hit with the hubby and kids. Thanks for sharing!

  39. I was wondering what type of ranch dressing you use. I have not been able to find a bottled one that I really enjoy.

    1. Market to or Ocharleys is awesome. It is at Walmart, publix, and Kroger, I hope u can find it. It makes all the difference!!!

    2. I know this is an older post but all I eat is ranch! I've tried a ton of different kinds and by far the best is Hidden Valley original ranch! Makes my mouth water thinking about it!!

    3. I know this is an older post but all I eat is ranch! I've tried a ton of different kinds and by far the best is Hidden Valley original ranch! Makes my mouth water thinking about it!!

  40. Oh my gosh this looks amazing! Not sure if I can buy ranch dressing in UK but I've found a recipe for homemade ranch that I think I'll try it with!

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