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simple sunday: parmesan ranch chicken

August 5, 2012

This is good, y’all.  Easy to put together and super satisfying.

Put the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and squeeze the air out.  Use the smooth side of a meat tenderizer to pound them to 3/4″ thickness.

(Sidenote: Before I owned a meat tenderizer, I used to use a wine bottle.  I held it by the neck and use the fat part to pound the meat.  I once had an explosion when the countertop broke my bottle.  That bottle happened to be more expensive than a tenderizer so I gave in an bought one after that.)

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, 1/3 c of the Parmesan, and the Ranch mix.  Put the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish and coat the tops with the mayonnaise mixture.  Add pepper and the remaining Parmesan cheese to the chicken breasts.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the topping has browned.  Serve immediately.

Parmesan Ranch Chicken

3 chicken breasts
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c + 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 packet Ranch dressing mix
pepper

Place the chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and use a meat pounder to flatten them to 1/2 inch thick.  Coat a baking dish with non-stick spray and place the chicken breasts in the dish.

In a bowl, combine mayo, Ranch seasoning, and 1/4 c Parmesan cheese.  Coat the top of the breasts with the mixture.  Sprinkle them with pepper, to taste, and the remaining 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and coating has browned.  Serve immediately.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Paige permalink
    August 20, 2012 7:22 pm

    Don’t know why I waited 15 days to make this, Katie! Omg — delish!

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