101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Parmesan Mayonnaise Baked Skinless Chicken Breast

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Parmesan Mayonnaise Baked Skinless Chicken Breast

Parmesan Mayonnaise Baked Skinless Chicken Breast from 101 Cooking For Two
The new leader for recipe of the year. This chicken has everything. It's extremely moist, great taste, a little crunchiness and it is SIMPLE. My wife has changed the Christmas menu from my 5-star Chicken Parmesan to this recipe.

Start with some mayo. You could use lower fat if you wish here. Some recipes use zero fat Greek yogart as the base instead. Add some Parmesan and seasoning. Coat some well trimmed skinless boneless chicken breasts and  then sprinkle all sides with some Italian bread crumbs. Bake and you're in chicken heaven.
The "inspired by" today goes to Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Breast at Food.com. I added the bread crumbs and adjusted the technique a little. 

Rating
 The wife started chanting 5 and then changed Christmas dinner to this. I think she liked it. (So did I)

Notes: Not much to say other than this is a great tasting chicken.The is an easy recipe to adjust. Cut in half for 2 or double for a full family. Cut the fat with low fat mayo or use a non fat Greek yogurt.

Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 regular. Trim, rinse and pat dry 3-4 skinless boneless chicken breasts.
Mix in a medium bowl 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh shredded preferred) , 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I used Lawry's), 1 t garlic powder and 1/2 t pepper.
Prepare a cooking sheet with aluminum foil (to help clean up) and a rack. The rack will help crispiness all around. You can do without the rack but the bottom will not be crispy. Give the rack a good spray of PAM.
Dip the chicken breasts in the mayonnaise Parmesan mixture. Be sure to get all surface coated. Finger use allowed but be sure to wash well after.

Lightly sprinkle with some Italian bread crumbs on both sides. I used about 1/3 cup on three large breast. You are not coating them. Just adding some crispy and flavor.
Bake until internal temp of 165. This will vary by oven but mostly by size of the chicken breast. About 40 minutes for medium to large. 45 minute for huge. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Ain't it beautiful...





Parmesan Mayonnaise Baked Skinless Chicken Breast

This chicken has everything. It's extremely moist, great taste, a little crunchiness and it is SIMPLE.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 skinless boneless chicken breasts trimmed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated (fresh preferred)
  • 1 1/2 t seasoning salt (Lawry's)
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/3 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 regular. Trim, rinse and pat dry 3-4 skinless boneless chicken breasts.2) Mix in a medium bowl 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh shredded preferred) , 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I used Lawry's), 1 t garlic powder and 1/2 t pepper.3) Prepare a cooking sheet with aluminum foil (to help clean up) and a rack. The rack will help crispiness all around. You can do without the rack but the bottom will not be crispy. Give the rack a good spray of PAM.4) Dip the chicken breasts in the mayonnaise Parmesan mixture. Be sure to get all surface coated. Finger use allowed but be sure to wash well after.5) Lightly sprinkle with some Italian bread crumbs on both sides. I used about 1/3 cup on three large breast. You are not coating them. Just adding some crispy and flavor.6) Bake until internal temp of 165. This will vary by oven but mostly by size of the chicken breast. About 40 minutes for medium to large. 45 minute for huge. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Updated

December 12 2012

DrDan

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9 Comments:

At December 12, 2012 at 9:14 PM , Blogger marla said...

This looks yummy though I do hate mayo. I may try a mixture of sour cream and some greek yogurt. TKU for sharing!

 
At December 14, 2012 at 5:58 AM , Blogger Janice said...

It does look great! Kind of a combination of 2 other chicken recipes I have - I'll have to try it!

 
At January 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Hello ...
Just want to say thank you for the recipie. The weird thing is...I didn't know, would never have guessed, that one can use mayonnaise i cooking!?
Tonight I cooked 3 small chicken (boneless/skinless) breasts. Following your recipie. Yes, they came out moist and really delicious. Who knew :-)
WOW!!!!

 
At January 23, 2013 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

P.S I forgot to mention,...the photos came really handy. Thank you again

 
At February 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Samantha Rickabaugh said...

This is seriously amazing. It's taking pretty much all of my willpower and love for my husband to restrain myself from eating his piece. I've had this before but not the same recipe, and your recipe completely blows that out of the water.

 
At February 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

To Unknown... I'm a "visual" guy and love big pictures to tell the story.
Samantha, I think the sprinkle of bread crumbs sets this apart. I had a similar issue with my wife. We had eaten two and a half of the three breast and were done. We usually treat the dog at that point and I reached for the half for him and got scolded since she was saving it.

 
At August 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Kym Bozarth said...

I just stumbled on this, looks delicious, making it right now!

 
At August 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

It is one of my favorites.

 
At November 4, 2013 at 2:28 AM , Blogger rae87 said...

Made this for my family tonight. I was a hit. Tasted amazing and was really moist. GREAT recipe! Thanks

 

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