Parmesan Crusted Chicken is one of our family favorites. This meal is packed with flavor! All of us will devour this dinner. Anything that the boys ask me to make is a clear winner in this house!
I had something similar to this when we went out to eat years ago.
I can’t even remember where we were, but it was really good. We recently went to see the new Star Wars movie with friends and went to Longhorn Steakhouse afterward. On their menu was the delicious Parmesan Crusted Chicken that I love! So, of course, I came home and tried to make something similar.
For the breading, I like to use Ritz crackers. They have a buttery flavor that adds to the overall taste of the meal. But, if you don’t have any or want something a bit healthier, bread crumbs would work as well.
The boys like when we do the crackers because I need them crushed. I place the sleeve of crackers in a zip-top bag and they have fun with the meat pounder. When we don’t do that and want to save the waste from the bag, I will use a food processor or the Magic Bullet to break the crackers and mix everything with it.
This isn’t exactly like the one from Longhorn. But it’s really close. And it’s easy to make at home. I like having very few ingredients in our meals. And, one-pan meals are always a bonus!
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the chicken breasts in an 8×8 baking dish.
Sprinkle with garlic powder, then spread a thin layer of Ranch dressing on the chicken.
Add the parmesan cheese and parsley to the crushed crackers.
Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the chicken, pressing to help it stick to the chicken.
Bake for at least 20 minutes. The top will be golden and the chicken needs to be cooked through.
Originally Published On: February 9, 2019
Last Updated On: January 24, 2020
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Ranch dressing
- 1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 tbsp parsley flakes
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Arrange chicken in an 8×8 baking dish
- Sprinkle the chicken with garlic powder then spread a thin layer of ranch dressing on top
- Crush the Ritz crackers in a zip-top bag or use a food processor to crumble
- Add the parmesan cheese and parsley to the crackers
- Spread half of the cracker/cheese mixture on each chicken breast and pat down
- Bake about 20 minutes or until the top is golden and chicken is cooked through
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