Parmesan crusted chicken next to steamed mixed vegetables on a white square plate with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan crusted chicken is a winner in our family. It’s easy to make and packed with yummy flavors sure to please the entire family!

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.

Put the Ritz crackers in a zip-top bag and crush with a meat pounder or rolling pin. Or, use a food processor to break the crackers.

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 9, 2019

Last Updated On: January 24, 2020

Parmesan crusted chicken next to steamed mixed vegetables on a white square plate with a white and brown towel behind and a stainless steel fork to the left side all on a wooden surface

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan crusted chicken is a winner in our family. It’s easy to make and packed with yummy flavors sure to please the entire family!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crackers, parmesan
Servings: 2 pieces
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 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

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Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 551mg23%
Potassium 857mg24%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 166IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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36 thoughts on “Parmesan Crusted Chicken”

  1. I can see how kids would enjoy participating in preparing this dish. Plus, it has all the crunchy, golden deliciousness most kids love. Bon appetite!

  2. This is actually one of my favorite ways to make “fried” chicken. I love the crust from the cheese, it adds a great texture and taste.

  3. Ah! A true classic! A perfect combo of flavours and textures on this one. This is for sure a crowd pleaser that does not require you to slave in the kitchen all day long as it’s fairly easy to make! Excellent recipe!

  4. Delish! Parmesan is definitely a perfect topping for chicken. I love making chicken with parm and it doesn’t hurt that my kids love to eat it too!

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