Rest Day Recipe

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Baked Ranch Chicken


4 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts - about 1.5 lbs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

3 tablespoons homemade ranch seasoning or use 3 tablespoons of a store-bought seasoning packet.

¾ cup sour cream

1 cup plain panko breadcrumbs

¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Using a meat mallet, or rolling pin, pound out the chicken breasts until each one is 1/4 inch in thickness. This allows the chicken to cook quickly and evenly. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper and then set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream and 2 tablespoons of the ranch seasoning packet.

Place the chicken breasts into the sour cream mixture and, using tongs or your hands, mix together until the chicken is completely coated.

Cover and let the chicken marinate for at least an hour. If you can prepare this step in the morning or the night before.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Mix 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese in a medium bowl.

Dip the marinated chicken breasts into the panko mixture and place on a sheet pan, or in a baking dish, coated with olive oil.

Divide the remaining panko mixture between the chicken breasts, press on top.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees when it's cooked completely.

Macros:Protein: 30 g Carbs: 7 g Fat: 13 g

Quote/focus of the week:

“I’m impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

-Leonardo da Vinci

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