From the first time I made this, it definitely received high ratings, so now I’ve tweaked it to where I can prepare it in only five minutes. Considering the majority of the ingredients are pantry staples in our home, it’s one of those easy and quick “Ten Minute Dinners.”
When I first made it, I went through the very simple steps of dumping each piece of chicken in the dressing, and then drenching it in the breadcrumb mixture, but I quickly realized that takes additional minutes that aren’t necessary. (Although, I often recommend making it like that for the first time.)
Since I am all about washing as few dishes as possible, I now layer the chicken in the pan, pour the dressing on top, and toss the chicken pieces right in the baking dish. Then I sprinkle my crumb mixture right on top. Again, I turn to coat all the pieces right in the pan.
Here’s what I love. Since this is SO good the next day, I fill an 8×10 with as much chicken as I can and just eye ball the ingredients. Yes, that makes many of you nervous, so that is why I recommend using the “Real” recipe the first time and then experiment for future baking. Since I know how much we like my 3 ingredient Cheesey Cracker Chicken recipe, if I don’t have breadcrumbs, I use crackers, and yes, I have even been known to use up a combination of crackers and chips that were on the verge of going stale. (Ok, maybe they were completely stale.) It’s all part of my “No Food Waste” mentality.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. This Cheesey Cheddar Ranch Chicken is a keeper in our home.
Recipe: Cheesey Cheddar Ranch Chicken
Summary: With only five minutes of prep, this delicious Cheddar Ranch Chicken is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (or mixture of crushed crackers)
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (rinse, dry)
- 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix crushed bread crumbs, Cheddar and Parmesan cheese.
- Coat chicken with dressing.
- Dredge chicken in the bread crumb mixture.
- Place chicken on baking sheet or pan.
- Sprinkle a little more cheese on for good measure.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 35 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4