You are probably already aware that I love easy to make recipes. Well, I have another one to share with you! Sometimes it is easy to get stuck making the same recipes over and over again. I am guilty of doing this to chicken far too often. But once I found this recipe, it became a new star in the rotation.
This chicken is very versatile, it goes splendidly with a variety of side dishes and you really can’t mess it up. How great is that?
- 2 T mayonnaise
- 2 T Parmesan cheese
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 c breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
- 1/2 t Italian seasoning
In a small bowl mix mayonnaise, Parmesan, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Spray a square baking dish with cooking spray and lay chicken breasts in a single layer. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Spread mayo mix on top of chicken breasts. Then, sprinkle breadcrumbs over chicken breasts until evenly coated. If you would like, sprinkle some additional Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning over the top. Bake in a 425 degree oven until cooked through, 30-45 minutes.
Here are our cast of characters! The chicken breast I had was REALLY big so I cut it in half to make two regular size portions. I would suggest, if you’re feeling ambitious, to pound the chicken breasts out to flatten and tenderize.
Bake in a 425 degree oven until cooked through. My chicken breast took 30 minutes to cook, but depending on its size and thickness, your chicken may take more or less. Just check it and use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken is at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Doesn’t that just look scrumptious? I served this chicken with some alfredo rotini veggie pasta and steamed broccoli. But this chicken would be great with stuffing, mashed potatoes, risotto, or just about anything else. The mayonnaise mixture keeps the chicken very moist; personally, I have made this several times and it has never been dried out.
When I first found this recipe I was a little skeptical about topping my chicken with mayonnaise, but once I tried it I was happily surprised! Whether or not you are having reservations about it, just give it a try and you will love it!