What’s Cooking: Ranch Parmesan Chicken

Well with the huge snow storm that hit St. Louis yesterday, I was forced to make dinner. Luckily I had all of the supplies in my pantry to make a new family-friendly recipe in a jiffy… Ranch Parmesan Chicken from Emeals.

ranch parmesan chicken recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

ranch parmesan chickenMix together breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Dip chicken into the ranch dressing to coat both sides. Coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Place in a lightly greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Drizzle butter over each breast. Bake uncovered in a 400 degree F oven for 30 – 35 minutes.

ranch parmesan chicken dinnerYep, I’m sure most of you already have these ingredients in stock. And let me tell you… it was delicious! Kinda wish I would have made enough for leftovers since we’re still stuck in a foot of snow. Sheesh.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard of eMeals before… it’s an awesome website that sends me dinner menus and grocery lists every week cause as a busy mom with two jobs, I need all the help I can get!




  1. Leanne M. says

    If I use chicken thighs with the bones in, how long would you recommend I cook them and would you keep it at 400?

    • magnoliasouth says

      howtonestforless has great suggestions, but I wanted to add a couple of more options:

      1. Make your own by toasting bread in a 300° oven for 10-15 min, then grinding it all up in a food processor; if you don’t have a food processor cheese shredder will work too.

      2. Pulveriing croutons in the same way, though a shredder will be a bit more tricky.

      Oh and for future reference, if you ever need Italian flavored bread crumbs (no, this recipe doesn’t call for it) just add the following for every 1/4 cup fine bread crumbs:

      1/8 tsp dried basil
      1/8 tsp dried oregano
      1/8 tsp dried thyme
      1/8 tsp dried marjoram
      1/16 tsp garlic powder
      1/16 tsp dried rosemary
      1/16 tsp dried sage

  2. magnoliasouth says

    I too am a subscriber and I too made this and was seriously wowed by it. I mean, SERIOUSLY! We’ve made a lot of chicken recipes over the years (we eat chicken at least 4x/wk) and all of those recipes boils down to only a couple of favs, but this one has been added to the fav list. This one is worthy of dinner guests and the broccoli was amazing too, wasn’t it? I can’t believe I’ve never tried making it that way!

    Anyway, to those of you who haven’t tried it, you simply MUST. Cheap, delicious and easy. Seriously what is not to love about that?

  3. Jessica says

    I made this last night on my girlfriend’s request… and it was so so easy that I love it, because it came out really really great. We both love chicken and I make a lot of chicken-themed meals, but hands down this is one of the simplest with the best results.

    Thanks for finding me a time saver!

    Also, I completely forgot all about the butter step and the chicken was still delicious and crispy without it.

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