Monday, January 20, 2014

Parmesan Ranch Baked Chicken Recipe

Parmesan Ranch Baked Chicken
Just the name is enough to make my mouth water.  Parmesan cheese is one of my favorite 'small cheeses'. Ranch dressing is considered a staple in my pantry. I like chicken because of it's price and I think of it as a healthier meat.  Top that with Italian Bread Crumbs and you better use a fork to try and get the last piece. I promise that's what I'm using. If you're hand gets in the way of my fork you may not be happy with the result. So make sure you make plenty of this.  It's going to be popular.

What? No Crock Pot?

Although I'm a big fan of crockpots, there are somethings best if baked. This is one of them. One of the
things I like about the recipe is the crisp of the cheese and bread crumbs. You'll see that the instructions call for 450 degrees at the beginning, and then reducing the heat for the last part of the cooking time  I've never been able to get that out a crock.  So let's get the ingredients and get ready to bake something.

Ingredients: 

  • 6 Boneless chicken breasts 
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing 
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

Preperation 

  • Start by marinating the chicken breasts 2 to 4 hours in the ranch dressing. 
  • Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees before putting the chicken in the oven. 
  • Mix the Italian bread crumbs, salt, pepper and parmesan. 
  • Place the chicken breast into a baking pan and cove the chicken with the bread crumb mix. 
  • Bake the chicken for 20 minutes at 450 and then turn down the heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 30 minutes or until done.

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.