Do you ever make dinner and think to yourself, oh-my-goodness-this-is-the-best-chicken-I’ve-ever-made?!?!?! It’s rare for me. Especially because I’m not a huge fan of chicken breasts – they always end up slightly dry and not overly flavourful. But oh my word, this creamy garlic parmesan chicken is melt in your mouth delicious. I’ve already made it twice in the last week – the chicken is juicy and the creamy parmesan topping tastes soooooo good!
You may be thinking, “Mayonnaise!? On my chicken!?” because let’s face it, it’s not something we normally associate with chicken. But the answer is: YES! You won’t regret it. The mayonnaise and parmesan mixture tastes amaaaaazing.
Back when I was a teenager, my mom would mix together mayonnaise and parmesan cheese, put it on top of our broccoli, asparagus, or whatever other vegetables we were having, and then we’d broil it for a few minutes until it was golden, creamy and delicious. It tasted sooooo good as a sauce for our vegetables. So I was thinking, “Hey, can we try that on chicken!?” And yes, my friend – Yes you can!
Even just mixing together the ingredients for the topping, the bowl smells delicious. (Mmmm… garlic and Parmesan…) And when you bake it, the sauce keeps the chicken juicy and tender. Each bite is packed with melt in your mouth flavour (no tasteless chicken breasts here!).
My 7 year old walked into the kitchen and said “Why does it smell like Caesar Salad in here?” Ha! I apparently use the garlic, Parmesan and mayonnaise combination for a lot of my cooking and that’s what she associated the smell with. Add a little lemon juice and pepper and that’s pretty much my homemade Caesar salad dressing.
I can’t believe I’m talking about chicken this way, but I’m seriously swooning over this recipe!
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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken:
- Chicken Breasts
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Garlic Cloves
- Seasoning Salt & Pepper
We used 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in this recipe, but you can easily half the recipe (or double it…) if you need to.
The sauce has four simple ingredients – mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella and garlic. Mix well! (Then enjoy the smell, because it really is heavenly.)
Place your chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with seasoning salt and pepper, or however you like to season your chicken. Keep in mind that the Parmesan cheese adds a salty flavour to things, so don’t go too crazy with the salt.
Add a generous dollop of the cheese and mayo mixture on top of each chicken breast.
Then spread the mixture evenly over each of the chicken breasts. Cover them up with the cheese mixture as much as you can because not only does it allow as much flavour as possible to get into the chicken breasts, but it also helps seal the moisture in so the chicken doesn’t dry out.
Bake for 40-45 mins or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is bubbling and golden brown! Mmmm…
I tend to bake my chicken breasts longer than a lot of other recipes say to, but I’m also super paranoid about having raw chicken so I make sure it’s completely cooked through (and then I may or may not cook it another 5 minutes… just to be safe…). This chicken was still very moist and tender!
Look at those juices! And that golden, creamy topping… This chicken is seriously TASTY.
Even the leftovers tasted great in my lunch the next day.
This recipe is so easy – No need to marinate. No need to mix any fancy ingredients. It’s simple, delicious and takes next to no time at all to prepare.
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
- 3 Large Garlic Cloves, minced
- Seasoning salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray your baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella and garlic. Mix well.
- Place the chicken breasts into the baking dish and season with seasoning salt and pepper.
- Add a big dollop of the cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast. Then spread the mixture evenly until the chicken is completely covered.
- Bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
This recipe for creamy garlic parmesan chicken tastes AMAZING and it’s so simple to prepare! The chicken is tender and juicy and the creamy, cheesy topping melts in your mouth. Such a quick and easy dinner recipe that uses simple ingredients that the whole family will LOVE! This is my new go-to million dollar chicken recipe!
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