Parmesan Ranch Chicken Breast

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chicken strips 2

I found chicken breast and chicken tenderloins on sale last week. You know what that means. I stocked up. Now I have a freezer full of chicken. So don’t be surprised if you see a few chicken recipes posted here in the next week or two. It’s a chickenpalooza!

I made this dish the same time I made Parmesan Corn on the Cob. With mashed potatoes and yeast rolls. My husband was in dinner heaven and I ended up in a carb coma. I soldiered through the sluggishness to get some weeding done in my Hosta garden. There was a lot of weeding to be done. My legs are still sore. Here is the recipe adapted from IHeartNapTime

Parmesan Ranch Chicken Breast

1 packet dry ranch mix
¾ c. panko bread crumbs
¾ c. parmesan cheese
½ c. melted butter
4-6 chicken breast

Mix ranch mix, crumbs and parmesan in a shallow bowl.
Melt butter in another bowl.
Dip chicken in butter, roll in dry mix till coated.
Place on a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

I did not have a packet of Ranch dressing mix but I did have a packet of the ranch dip mix. I figured it was pretty much the same thing. This came together will fast, it just took a few minutes to get the chicken ready for the oven.

Dry mix of parmesan, ranch mix and sea salt

Dry mix of parmesan, ranch mix and sea salt

My coated breast

My coated breast

This was the best chicken I have ever made. The coating was so crunchy. Oh my. My husband could not get enough of it. Heck I could not get enough of it. I actually woke at 4 the next morning so I could make it again using chicken strips (chicken tenderloins ) to take to work for lunch.

I will make this again, probably over the weekend. Oh, I have some fiesta Ranch dip mix. Wonder how that will taste?

Tasty chicken

Tasty chicken

 

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Give Me Crock-Pot or Give Me Death

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Holy cow or in this case holy chicken!
I recently made a crock-pot meal I saw on Pinterest (surprise, right?)The pin was just a screenshot of a Facebook post showing the recipe. Sweet Baby Ray’s Crock-pot Chicken.

You have easy and then you have EASY. This was EASY.
I threw everything in the crock-pot before leaving for work yesterday morning. Cooked the chicken slow and low for 10 hours. The recipe instructions gave a 4-6 hour cook time. My chicken cooked while I was at work that’s why mine cooked as long as it did. The chicken was delicious, wasn’t tough. There was a nice dark glaze on the meat.
I shredded the chicken with a fork for BBQ sandwiches. There was a tasty sauce left in the pot that worked get as a sauce for our sandwiches. This will be a regular dish here at the crypt.

BBQ chicken sandwich- yum

BBQ chicken sandwich- yum

Sweet Baby Ray’s Crock-pot Chicken
4-6 chicken breasts
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray sauce (I used a small bottle it was perfect for 4 breasts. I would use a bigger bottle for 6)
½ cup vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder (I didn’t have powder so I used fresh chopped garlic)
Mix everything but chicken in a bowl. Place chicken in crock-pot, pour in sauce. Turn crock-pot on low and forget about it. Go to work, read a book, relax, hide a body or take over the world. Let the crock-pot work its magic. 4, 6 or even 10 hours later sit down and enjoy a great meal.

A snapshot from the pot.

A snapshot from the pot.