Sour Cream Chicken

panko parmesan chicken recipeI am late to the party for so many things. I have recently discovered Game of Thrones. I am officially hooked and incapable of doing much else until I finish one more episode of Season 1 and finish all of Season 2. I even went so far as to bring my iPad to the gym today and watched an episode while I ran on the treadmill. I will say that it may have been helpful because I kept running long after my distance was covered, I didn’t want to just stand there on a treadmill and not move. But I couldn’t leave without knowing how the episode ended. Maybe I am on to something. Hmmm…

I found a recipe similar to this one on from The Enchanted Cook ( I am sure that you have seen it floating around Pinterest), but I do not eat mayo, so I made mine with sour cream and added fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. I have made this chicken so many times in the last few months. It is ridiculously easy, and while not the most attractive thing that I make, it tastes amazing. Everyone at my table loves this chicken recipe and it is a keeper. You do not need anything more than a side of veggies or a simple salad.

panko parmesan chicken recipe4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup sour cream
1 clove minced garlic
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons Borsari salt (or 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper)
1 Tablespoon chopped chives
2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup panko crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

panko parmesan chicken recipePlace the chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix together sour cream, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley in a small bowl.

panko parmesan chicken recipeMix the panko crumbs into the sour cream mixture.

panko parmesan chicken recipeSpread the sour cream over the top of the chicken breasts.

1/2 cup Parmesan cheeseCover with Parmesan cheese.

sour cream chicken recipeBake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is golden brown.

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Ingredients

  • 46 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Borsari salt (or 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix together sour cream, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley in a small bowl. Mix the panko crumbs into the sour cream mixture.
  2. Spread the sour cream over the top of the chicken breasts. Cover with Parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is golden brown.

36 Comments

    • thank you Robyn, I have been making this a lot lately for that reason exactly!

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  • I love making chicken this way. On the rare occasion I have TollHouse crackers in my pantry, I’ll use them rather than panko and that buttery taste really makes it taste so good!

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    • Yum! What is a tollhouse cracker? Like a Ritz? That would be so good. So would a Saltine come to think of it… thanks for the good idea.

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      • Townhouse, my Siri must recognize that I type Tollhouse more often 🙂 I use Ritz a lot for the butteriness, but find the Townhouse has the right salt/butter combo.

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  • I have not had this in years. My stepmother use to make something very similar but she used a packet of dry Italian salad dressing, and it came out a bit saucy. It was fantastic. I like how your recipe has a golden crust on top. I am going to have to make this!!

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    • Her version sounds delicious! I have been making this a lot lately because it is so easy. You can change it up a million ways too.

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  • I have made this same recipe with fish and substituted the mayo/sour cream with Greek yogurt. Really good.

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  • My husband recently came home from a meeting with our dairy company manager with a CARTON of cartons of garlic sour cream!! (an embarrasment of riches!) so Im scouring the net for recipes that use savory sour cream – this sounds delicious. Cant wait to give it a try using thighs (cos thats whats in the freezer ;-))

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    • A good problem to have. Try my ranch dressing recipe too. Garlic sour cream would work really well.

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  • I used the sour cream w/ chives (premixed) and chopped garlic for those garlic lovers and found it to compliment the chicken even more especially with children that are super picky about their chicken and i was their hero. Thanks for the info

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  • This recipe sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it! Do you think regular bread crumbs could sub in for the Panko, with similarly tasty results?

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    • I think that it will be fine. I prefer panko because it has more crunch. And it is an ingredient tend to hoard.

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  • is there a grain free alternative to panko? this sounds like something my kids would love.

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  • Bree! I absolutely loved this recipe. I was searching around on your blog for a quick weeknight dinner for me and my boyfriend and this will definitely find its way into my weekly rotation of meals. It was so quick to put together and I served it with a side salad for a perfect supper!
    I used fresh home grown garlic and it was delish! Thanks again for sharing this awesome recipe 🙂

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    • I am so glad! This recipe is a winner. So easy and really adaptable. Glad that you liked it so much. And I am jealous of your home grown garlic!

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  • This recipe is awesome. I didn’t have panko, so I used crushed butter crackers (similar to Ritz) like mentioned in the comments and it was great. Thank you so much for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner tonight! 🙂

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    • You are welcome. I love this easy recipe. I change up the spices and make it all the time.

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  • i didnt read it very well, and i added the cheese INTO the sour cream mixture, instead of sprinkling it on top.. i await the results

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  • Is it dry? I normally like a little sauce/juice. Otherwise it sounds amazing.

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  • Loved this recipe! I I used mozzarella cheese on top and grated Parmesan it tasted devine. Although I did not have Panko bread crumbs I used regular bread crumbs, still came out delish! Even my boyfriend who doesn’t eat sour cream like this ?

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  • DEELISH! Used the butter crackers, added onion, fresh rosemary & thyme and extra garlic and a little chicken stock to thin the sour cream. Heavenly! Great recipe.

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