Copycat Longhorn Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This Copycat version of Longhorn’s famous Parmesan Crusted Chicken tastes just like the restaurant! From the flavorful marinade, to the creamy, crunchy Parmesan Crust. Get ready to make this easy recipe every week! 

Prep Time: 10 MINS

Cook Time: 20 MINS

Total Time: 30 MINS

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless/boneless chicken breasts pounded to ¾ inch thick
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Parmesan Crust

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese chopped into bits
  • 3/4 cup Provolone cheese chopped into bits
  • 6 Tablespoons Buttermilk Ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup panko
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Whisk all marinade ingredients together until well-combined and uniform in consistency.
  2. Place the chicken in a gallon freezer bag, remove the air, and seal. Use a meat mallet to pound it to ¾ inch thick.
  3. Sprinkle each side of the chicken lightly with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Place the chicken in a new freezer bag along with the marinade. Seal out the air and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes, or overnight.
  5. Heat 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Sear the chicken in the hot skillet on each side. Refrain from moving the chicken around as it sizzles, it will hinder the nice golden sear color. If the pan gets too hot, reduce the heat to medium. Each side will take 3-5 minutes. Once each side is a nice, golden brown and the middle is cooked, set the chicken aside.

Parmesan Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to a low broil.
  2. Combine the chopped Parmesan, Provolone, and Buttermilk Ranch dressing in a small bowl.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Use the back of a fork to mash and stir the cheese around until they’re about the consistency of lumpy mashed potatoes.
  5. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds. Stir, and spread on top of the chicken.
  6. Combine the panko with the garlic powder. Stir in the melted butter, this allows the Panko topping to brown, otherwise it can immediately burn. Top the chicken with it.
  7. Broil 1-2 minutes until the cheese is hot and melted, keep a close eye to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy!

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