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.

sour cream chicken recipe

Sour Cream and Parmesan Chicken

Sour Cream and Parmesan Chicken

Yield: serves 4 to 6

Sour Cream and Parmesan Chicken - This simple chicken is a staple my house. I make it all the time and everyone loves it.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 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

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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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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