Cheesy Parmesan Chicken is marinated chicken breasts that are topped with a ranch and parmesan mixture, panko crumbs, and shredded cheese.
In a large bowl or zipped plastic bag, mix together the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Place the chicken in the marinade, turning to coat the chicken on all sides. Place the chicken in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
When ready, in a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing with ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Set aside.
In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, heat up the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the marinated chicken to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature of each chicken breast reaches 165°F.
Top each chicken breast with the ranch and parmesan mixture, panko crumbs, and shredded cheese, dividing the toppings equally between each chicken breast.
Place the top oven rack about 6 inches from the top of the oven. Place the chicken on the top rack and broil at 550°F for 1-2 minutes, just to melt the cheese. (Watch carefully.)
Remove from the oven and top with the remaining parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.