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Parmesan Chicken Bake

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There are days when going to the grocery store with 2 kids (ages 5 and 3) just isn’t worth the hassle. It was getting late afternoon and I realized that I didn’t have anything ready for dinner, but that is the worst time of the day to head to the grocery store because my kids are tired and cranky. I started surfing the internet, looking for something that I had all the ingredients for at home and came across this recipe. It took only a matter of minutes to throw together and was ready to eat before my husband walked through the door from work, making me look like the best wife in the world (don’t mind the mountain of clean laundry waiting to be folded on my bed . . . ). I paired it with a big green salad and it was a quick and easy meal that I will definitely make again (the flavor was delicious!).
Parmesan Chicken Bake
Ingredients:
6 chicken breasts, thawed

1 cup light mayonnaise (or you could do 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup plain yogurt)*
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, plus more for the top
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray the inside of a 9×13 glass pan. Lay the chicken inside the pan.
Mix together the remaining ingredients and spread evenly over each piece of chicken, being sure to cover all the exposed raw meat (so it doesn’t dry out.) Sprinkle on a bit more fresh Parmesan over all the chicken.
Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is baked all the way through.

*I wouldn’t leave out the mayo completely because it adds a yummy flavor that the yogurt lacks.
Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Escapades.
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Comments

  1. says

    This might seem like a silly question, but what do you mean by “fresh” Parmesan cheese? Does that mean shred your self, the kind in the bag, or the kind in the green container? I feel like I should know this…I’m a pretty good cook!

  2. says

    Well if 2 kids isn’t worth the hassle, then you are in for a treat with 3!! I am about to have #4 and am scared to even think about going shopping with them all!! But I am proud of you for having dinner ready when your husband gets home…I don’t ever even feel like cooking, so we are lucky if we get something around here!

    • says

      Stephanie- Here’s sage advice from a Mom of 5, ages 33 – 18. Don’t EVER take them all shopping with you!!! Wait for Dad to get home first before you attempt. Then, it’s also a little breather for you. And you need it!

      Prevents pandemonium, you losing your temper, public scenes, rage, temper tantrums, extra food purchases & mommy meltdowns.

  3. says

    Yummmm – these ingredients are my go-to for spinich artichoke dip as well… How yummy would that be to add that in for the veggies???
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site – thanks!! MichelleK – NY

    • says

      We’ve never used chicken thighs. I would cook them at the same temp, just watch them closely for the length of time. It probably won’t take quite as long as chicken breasts.

  4. Joss says

    Made this tonight when the inlaws came for dinner. I used half mayo / half yogurt, and since I didn’t have seasoning salt or italian seasoning I kind of just made it up: I mixed in salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, thyme and basil. I crushed a clove of garlic into it as well, which added a nice flavour. Served with plain rice (spooned the extra sauce over it) and a salad. It went over well and my MIL even told me I was a good cook!

  5. Cynthia says

    This is probably a silly question, but why do you not cover the entire chicken breast and place it in the pan? is there is reason to only spread the mixture on the top (and sides)? Thanks in advance. I’m in the process of making this right now and was about to slather the coating over the entire breast. Glad I re-read the post.

  6. Racquel says

    I used this topping on tilapia. Yummy! I just cut down baking time to 25 minutes. I like it with the chicken also.

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