Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Needed a quick & easy weeknight meal. This is adapted from an old Taste of Home magazine. The chicken is tasty & juicy, with a nice crunchy crust. You won't miss the skin! ETA -- some say this is too bland. The ranch dressing is not enough seasoning. I do add season salt to taste (Nature's Seasonings) to the bread crumb mixture for more flavor. Hopefully as a cook, you will know what to add to suit you and your family's taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine crumbs, Parmesan cheese, cornmeal, Italian seasoning, and seasoned salt.
  2. Dip chicken into salad dressing, then coat with crumb mixture.
  3. Place chicken in a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Most Helpful

I can't get over how easy and totally delicious these chicken thighs were. Dipping the thighs in the Ranch dressing is genius. The coating was very nice too. Gave them a little crunch. Thanks Kelly. A new enthusiastic family fav. UPDATE: Sorry, I forgot the stars. So here it is again--same review but with stars. ;)

jerri822 July 18, 2003

I scaled this recipe to feed 10 , I left the skin on. This recipe was perfect. I have very picky eaters and one that doesn't like meat. They all ate it , loved it and called it heaven on a plate.

BeautifulHouseLife September 08, 2011

Kelly, this is a great way to cook chicken thighs. I used boneless, skinless thighs. The coating was crunchy and adhered well. The chicken meat was very moist and tender. Kudos for the idea of dipping in ranch dressing. It adds a lot to the flavor and moistness. More than satisfied my family of six. Thanks!!

ratherbeswimmin' May 14, 2003