Rose Mary's Panko Breaded Chicken

Rose Mary Mogan Recipe

By Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois

8 people
25 Min
1 Hr 10 Min

I created this recipe for my husband back in June of 2009, because he loves Ranch Dressing, and I was trying to create the taste & texture of fried chicken without the added fat. This recipe seems to fit the bill for our family.You get the crispy taste & texture of fried chicken, the chicken stays moist & juicy because the panko bread crumbs seems to help lock in the juices & flavor. We both loved it, & I have been making it ever since. The ranch dressing allows the panko to stick to the chicken.The addition of paprika helps the panko to get an even crispy golden brown color on the outside.


chicken breast halves (skinless if desired)
1 c
light ranch salad dressing
1 1/2 c
each panko bread crumbs & parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
lemon pepper (no salt added)
1 Tbsp
granulated garlic powder
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
steak seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray or butter a shallow baking pan with cooking spray or butter, & set aside till needed. Combine panko bread crumbs with parmesan cheese, and add lemon pepper, garlic powder, paprika & steak seasoning. Mix together & put in a shallow dish.
Pour ranch dressing in a separate shallow bowl or platter. Coat each piece of chicken with the ranch dressing and then dredge in the panko bread crumb mixture. Place each piece in the prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated 450 degree F. oven for 15 minutes.
Then LOWER temperature to 325 degrees F. and continue baking for approximately 45 to 55 minutes, or until juices run clear. Pieces should be nice & golden brown, & extra crispy.
Panko Bread crumbs is a Japanes bread crumb that makes your food nice & crispy, I also use it as toppings on casseroles. I get the best bargains on this item from Amazon. You can easily cut this recipe in half, and you can also use other parts of the chicken, my husband just prefers the breast.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
May 21, 2012
That is okay Sara that it is all gone, and you didn't get a picture, I had to make it two days in a row, because my husband ate most of it the first day,like your hubby did, the second day I made it while he was at work, LOL The important thing is that you liked it. I also have another recipe posted for Baked Ranch Chicken it too is very good, but it is made with the dry packet of the Ranch salad dressing. It too is good, but the Ranch Salad dressing in the bottle I always have on hand, so that makes it convenient to make. Glad you enjoyed it. I use panko so much that I order the larger package( actually a case of it) of it from Amazon, it comes in a 1 1/2 pound bag, and is used on many things, I use it on Pork and fish, and here is a great recipe, I keep it made up in a large freezer bag in the freezer, to make it convenient when I am in a hurry. Crumb Coating Mix for Fish, Chicken or Pork
Sara DiNapoli sdinap
May 20, 2012
PS. I will try to take a pic next time if my hubby can hold off long enough! Lol.
Sara DiNapoli sdinap
May 20, 2012
Opps All gone no pic to post! Lol it was sooo good and the Panko was so tasty! My husband kept saying mmmm! It was just as you said, moist yet crunchy . I will be making again but will make much more.
Thank you again and I will definitely try your other recipes! We love cabbage :)
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
May 20, 2012
Sara, by all means keep me posted and if you can post a picture. I would appreciate that too. I am sure it will become one of your favorite go to recipes. It works on other meats as well. Mosit, tender & Juicy. I am confident you and your family will love it. I also have another recipe you may want to try, called Crispy oven Baked/Fried Chicken you may also like Fried Cabbage Mama's Way and also Leo's Grilled Cabbage they are both great side items to go with the Chicken Rose Mary's Stuffed Spinach Tomato Cups with Feta Thanks for your comments.
Sara DiNapoli sdinap
May 20, 2012
Rose Mary....your breaded chicken looks scrumptious and I am definitely making it this way tonight. My husband loves crispy skin on chicken and I can never get it crispy enough.
Thank you :)