It has been a while since I have participated in Cole's Tuesdays At The Table because life has been crazy, but I really wanted to pick it back up again today and participate!
The recipe I am choosing to share with you today is one that we tried out just last week. I am a huge Ranch fan (well, Ranch snob really) and I love me some chicken! So when I saw this recipe at Recipezaar I just HAD to try it. Of course I made some changes based on what I have in the house and what my personal tastes are, but most of them were pretty minor. This turned out to be a fabulous recipe that we WILL most certainly be having again.
I will say that I am not a fan of bottled Ranch dressing AT ALL. I actually hate the stuff and refuse to eat at a restaurant that uses bottled Ranch. (I told you I'm a Ranch snob.) Hubby and I have been making our own for years and it worked out beautifully with this recipe.
Ranch & Parmesan Chicken
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup crush Ritz crackers (or breadcrumbs)
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup prepared ranch salad dressing (I make my own)
1/4 cup melted butter (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. In a shallow bowl mix together the crushed Ritz crackers, parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Dip the chicken into the ranch dressing to coat both sides. Then dip the chicken in the Ritz cracker mixture until thoroughly coated. Place the chicken in a single layer onto a greased baking sheet. (If desired, sprinkle the melted butter over each breast.) Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked. (Remember oven times may vary.)
I served this with some seasoned herb roasted potatoes and green beans. I will try to remember to share my recipe for the potatoes in the future but honestly they are just something I throw together with whatever I have on hand.
Enjoy and please don't forget to go over to All The Small Stuff to see what everyone else is cooking!