Lemon Pepper-Ranch Chicken

Home-cooked crunchy ranch chicken is table-ready in 30 minutes! Lemon pepper panko bread crumbs lend a flavor twist to this family favorite.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
3
tablespoons reduced-fat or regular ranch dressing
1
cup Progresso™ lemon pepper panko crispy bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, place dressing. Dip chicken in dressing; coat evenly with bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet. Drizzle with melted butter.
  • 3 Bake 10 minutes. Turn chicken; bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F) and coating is light golden brown. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

Serve with classic mashed potatoes, your favorite steamed green vegetable and a crisp green salad.

This crunchy chicken makes a nice main dish salad. Slice the cooled chicken breasts into strips and serve on a salad of baby spinach, halved grape tomatoes and sliced kalamata olives. Top with your favorite vinaigrette dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.