Parmesan Ranch Chicken

Parmesan Ranch Chicken – such an easy and delicious weeknight meal! Chicken dipped in Ranch dressing and coated in panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Baked, not fried! The whole family cleaned their plate! This one is a winner!  #chicken #baked #parmesan #ranch #familydinner

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

This Parmesan Ranch Chicken is a weeknight favorite at our house.  It is extremely flavorful and ridiculously easy to put together. Chicken coated in ranch dressing, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and a dash of red pepper flakes. Even though there are only two of us, I always make the full recipe. Leftovers are great in a wrap or chopped up over a salad.

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How to Make Parmesan Ranch Chicken

This chicken is effortless to make. Coat some chicken breasts in ranch dressing. Dip the coated chicken in a mixture of bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, seasoned salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Place the chicken on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • I like to cook the chicken on a non-stick aluminum foil-lined pan.
  • You can use dry bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan or the parmesan cheese in the green can. Either is fine. I do not suggest shredded parmesan for this dish.
  • Can Parmesan Ranch Chicken be made in advance? Yes. You can coat the chicken and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Parmesan Ranch Chicken be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the chicken baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze the unbaked chicken, coat the chicken and place on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze. Transfer the frozen chicken to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, place the frozen chicken on a baking sheet and bake as directed adding a few minutes to the cooking time.
    • To freeze the baked chicken, let the cooked chicken cool completely and place it in a freezer bag, and place it in the freezer. When ready to serve, reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.
parmesan baked chicken on a plate with pasta and green beans

What to Serve with Baked Parmesan Ranch Chicken

This chicken has definitely earned a spot in our dinner rotation! It is crazy good!! We usually serve the chicken with some noodles and green beans. As I said, leftovers are great in a wrap, tossed in pasta, or on a salad. Give this a try the next time you need an easy weeknight meal that is guaranteed to please the whole family!

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parmesan baked chicken on a plate with pasta and green beans

Parmesan Ranch Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Parmesan Ranch Chicken – such an easy and delicious weeknight meal! Chicken dipped in Ranch dressing and coated in panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper Baked, not fried! The whole family cleaned their plate! This one is a winner!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup prepared Ranch dressing
  • 2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • cooking spray

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Pound chicken breasts to an even thickness. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, seasoned salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes on plate.
  • Dip chicken in ranch (or marinate overnight) and then coat in bread crumbs. Place chicken on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese (if desired) and spray with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing: https://www.plainchicken.com/copycat-outback-ranch-dressing/
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you prefer. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • I like to cook the chicken on a non-stick aluminum foil-lined pan.
  • You can use dry bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs.
  • You can use freshly grated parmesan or the parmesan cheese in the green can. Either is fine. I do not suggest shredded parmesan for this dish.
  • Can Parmesan Ranch Chicken be made in advance? Yes. You can coat the chicken and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Parmesan Ranch Chicken be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the chicken baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze the unbaked chicken, coat the chicken and place on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze. Transfer the frozen chicken to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, place the frozen chicken on a baking sheet and bake as directed adding a few minutes to the cooking time.
    • To freeze the baked chicken, let the cooked chicken cool completely and place it in a freezer bag, and place it in the freezer. When ready to serve, reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.

Steph

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  1. Just finished the P-R chicken for dinner. I'm not a big Ranch fan & I have to say I would make this again. I just posted pics on my page. Thanks Stephanie.

  2. Love this recipe and have made it several times! The chicken stays very moist and juicy. Not at all a "strong" ranch flavor for those who don't really like ranch — very mild, but delicious! Thanks!

  3. I tried this for my non-ranch-dressing-loving-family last night and they LOVED it! My husband would walk through the kitchen and (with a smile) say that he didn't want to see what is in my recipe. Well… after one bite, he and my (very picky) 15 year old son ate every bite, and my husband went for seconds 🙂 Thanks for giving us such amazing, simple, yummy recipes!

  4. Sounds wonderful Steph… We had something using Parmesan cheese tonight. Ours was a Turkey Tetrazzini. That was good also!!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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