How to Make Your Own Delicious Copycat Longhorn Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Do you love the mouthwatering Parmesan Crusted Chicken from Longhorn? Now you can recreate this delectable dish right in the comfort of your own kitchen. This easy copycat recipe will have you savoring every bite of the flavorful chicken, seared to perfection and topped with a crispy Parmesan crust. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this irresistible dish that pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli or green beans.

Recreating Longhorn’s Famous Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This recipe has become a staple in our chicken and steak dinners. We’ve made it so many times that we could practically cook it in our sleep. Fortunately, I was fortunate enough to have a waitress share the secret recipe for Longhorn’s Parmesan Crusted Topping several years ago. Now, I’m thrilled to pass it on to you, along with a mouthwatering chicken marinade that perfectly complements the flavor.

Making the Chicken

To start, pound the chicken breast until it’s about 1/2 inch thick using a meat tenderizer. Then, let it marinate for 30 minutes or overnight. When you’re ready to cook, sear the chicken in olive oil over medium-high heat until it’s golden and cooked through. Set the chicken aside.

Creating the Parmesan Crust

Next, it’s time to make the irresistible Parmesan crust. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt a combination of Parmesan cheese, Provolone cheese, and Ranch Dressing in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until it’s melted and combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken.

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Finishing Touches

To add the final touches, broil the chicken at 450°F for 3 minutes or until it starts to brown. In the meantime, combine melted butter, garlic powder, and panko breadcrumbs. Spread this mixture over the chicken and broil for 1 more minute, or until slightly browned. Once it’s done, serve the chicken alongside creamy mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli for a complete and satisfying meal.

Pro Tips for Success

  • If you don’t have Provolone cheese, Swiss, Mozzarella, or Munster cheese can make an acceptable substitute.
  • Look for Boar’s Head or Prima Della brands for the best quality Provolone cheese.
  • BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is highly recommended for its exceptional flavor.
  • If you’re short on time, you can use Italian Salad Dressing as a marinade for a quicker version.
  • Feel free to experiment with herb cheese instead of Buttermilk Ranch dressing for a different twist.
  • You can find the full recipe in “The Cozy Cookbook” on page 108.

Keto-Friendly Version

For those following a keto lifestyle, you can substitute pork rinds for breadcrumbs in this recipe. Many have tried this variation and have nothing but high praise for the result.

Storage and Nutritional Information

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply reheat it in the microwave or in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes from a thawed state.

According to Longhorn’s website, their Parmesan Crusted Chicken contains 650 calories. This copycat recipe contains 660 calories. For a more detailed breakdown of the nutritional information, refer to the bottom of the recipe card.

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Pairing Suggestions

To complete the meal, consider serving this delicious chicken dish with creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy scalloped potatoes, or a flavorful twice-baked potato casserole. For a bread accompaniment, try copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls or homemade buttermilk biscuits. And don’t forget to include a side of roasted carrots, green beans, broccoli, asparagus, or Brussels sprouts for a well-rounded and satisfying dinner.

Tools For Success

If you’re wondering what tools you’ll need to make this recipe, here are a few recommendations:

  • Cast Iron Skillet: The best way to achieve a nice crusty, golden sear.
  • Meat Tenderizer: Ensures the chicken is tender and has a restaurant-style consistency.
  • Meat Thermometer: Use this to ensure the chicken reaches a safe temperature of 165°F.

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