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Chicken! Bacon Wrapped or Parmesan Crusted

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”    1 John 3:18

I am currently studying in 1 John  and this verse keeps playing over and over in my mind.  It reminds me that talk is cheap and that actions of love towards one another is what really counts.   When John writes, “Little children” he is talking to US!  He is talking to believers and “the Church” at the time.  But today it is relevant because he is reminding believers to show love to one another in the way we treat others, care for them, and meet their needs.

garlic parmesan chicken finish
Now, what’s for dinner?

I received this comment from one of my readers, Ida.  She says “Thanks so much for sharing Longhorn Parmesan Crusted Chicken . I made it and it was awesome!!”


Thank you Ida for taking time to leave me this comment.  It has reminded me how much I like this recipe.  At a recent lunch at Longhorn we found out they have taken this great entrée off the menu.  The Chief, my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I decided we need to put it on my menu soon!  Blessings to you and happy cooking!

baked stuffed chicken breasts
Another reader, Marilyn, wrote this to me via email recently, “I made this yesterday for supper… I’m not a huge fan of chicken, but I had to try this recipe… I did as the recipe says. What I also did was basted it with Sweet Chilli sauce, ground pepper and garlic… I think this recipe is awesome… Thank you for sharing…”

I absolutely love how Marilyn changed this up with sweet chili sauce, pepper and garlic.  It sounds awesome.  This recipe is the most requested recipe on my website and brings hundreds of viewers here every day.  If you haven’t checked it out see what you’ve missed at Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chicken!

Happy Cooking and Have a Blessed Day!
~Catherine

 

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken

garlic parmesan chicken finishI absolutely adore Longhorn’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I am quite certain it is not low-cal but I am just as certain it packed with so much flavor I can eat it often — in moderation 🙂

ranch dressing

spoonful ranch dressing


It was no surprise to my family when I went searching for a taste-alike recipe. Remember when I shared how to make homemade ranch dressing? I originally made the dressing to go with this recipe. I highly recommend making the ranch dressing because it is so easy and good, but if you already have it bottled in your refrigerator then start there.
marinade garlic parm chkmarinating chickenThe recipe starts out by mixing together the marinade of olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and pepper.  The chicken can marinate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

grilling chicken cast ironI like to use chicken tenders, but any chicken breast can be used and cut into any size you wish.  The chicken can be fried on the stove, grilled on the BBQ, or in my case, I like to place a cast iron skillet on the BBQ and grill them that way.  I don’t add any oil to the skillet just place the marinade chicken pieces directly in the hot skillet.  The chicken is grilled nicely and does not dry out — which is a problem I have when I place the chicken directly on the BBQ grill.

While the chicken is cooking prepare the Ranch spread and the Garlic Parmesan topping.

garlic parm chk sauceRanch spread is made by mixing Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing.  The crumb topping is made by combining Panko bread crumbs, garlic salt, shredded Parmesan and butter. The crumbs should be evenly moistened.  Once the chicken is done each piece is layered with a dollop of ranch spread, a slice of Provolone cheese, and sprinkled with the crumb topping.

garlic parmesan chicken singleThe chicken goes under the broiler just until the cheese is slightly melted and the crumbs are nicely browned.  This is ridiculous because my mouth is actually watering as I recount how to make this wonderful chicken dish.

I hope you enjoy!  Happy Baking!
~Catherine

Garlic Parmesan Chicken
 
If you love Longhorn's Parmesan Crusted Chicken then you will absolutely be delighted to make an even better version in your own kitchen!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts or chicken strips, pounded to ¾" thickness
Marinade
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Ranch Spread
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
Parmesan Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded Provolone cheese (or 6 to 8 slices)
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients for marinade and pour over chicken. Let marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, or overnight. Grill 12-15 minutes, until chicken is nicely browned and done.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the ranch spread and Parmesan crumb topping.
  3. For the ranch spread, mix ¼ cup of grated Parmesan and ¼ cup ranch dressing. Set aside.
  4. For Parmesan crumb topping mix bread crumbs, garlic salt, shredded Parmesan and butter. The crumbs should be evenly moistened.
  5. Position rack in center of the oven. Preheat broiler.
  6. Transfer cooked chicken to oven-safe casserole dish. Spread ranch spread on each breast, top with provolone cheese and sprinkle liberally with Parmesan crumb topping.
  7. Place chicken under broiler and cook until cheese melts and crumb topping turns light brown.
  8. Serve immediately.
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