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!
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.