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Cheesy Parmesan Chicken

Cheesy Parmesan Chicken is marinated chicken breasts that are topped with a ranch and parmesan mixture, panko crumbs, and shredded cheese.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Parmesan Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 483 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


Chicken Marinade

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Chicken Toppings

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded



  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Chicken Toppings

  1. When ready, in a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing with ½ cup of parmesan cheese. Set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. Top each chicken breast with the ranch and parmesan mixture, panko crumbs, and shredded cheese, dividing the toppings equally between each chicken breast.

  4. 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.)

  5. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.