Parmesan Chicken Bake

Cheesy Parmesan Chicken Bake comes together in only 5 minutes and uses ingredients that you have on hand: mayo, Parmesan cheese, chicken, and seasonings. Serve over rice or pasta and with a side salad and dinner is done!

Every person needs a couple of easy go-to recipes that they can use when they need dinner on the table in a matter of minutes . . .
This recipe is one of those!
I guarantee that you have everything you need to make this simple dish. It takes less than 10 minutes to throw it all together and toss it in the oven.
Pair this with a simple green salad (or a bagged salad from the grocery store) and a loaf of French bread (no judgements here if also from the grocery store) and dinner is done!

Ingredients needed for Parmesan Chicken Bake:

  • chicken breasts
  • light mayonnaise (you could also use plain Greek yogurt)
  • fresh Parmesan cheese
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Italian seasoning

How to make Parmesan Chicken Bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray the inside of a 9×13 glass pan. Lay the chicken breasts inside the pan in a single layer (you don’t want them to overlap or they won’t cook evenly).
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl and spread evenly over each piece of chicken, being sure to cover all the exposed raw meat (so it doesn’t dry out.) Sprinkle more fresh Parmesan over all the chicken.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is baked all the way through.

Don’t like mayo?

You could substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise if you don’t want to use mayo.

I actually do half mayo and half Greek yogurt when I make this – I like the combination of the 2 ingredients together.

Some people have said that they even use cream cheese instead . . . I haven’t tried that, but I bet that it would be delicious! You might need to add a little milk to make the mixture a little thinner as cream cheese is pretty thick.

Other tips for making this recipe:

  • One of our readers made this using tilapia instead of chicken breasts and said that it turned out amazing!
  • You could serve it over rice or pasta to make it a complete meal.
  • Add in some crushed garlic to the mayonnaise mixture to make it more flavorful.
  • Make sure that you use fresh Parmesan cheese that you shred yourself – the powdery stuff in a can won’t work and the pre-shredded Parmesan cheese that you buy in bags at the store doesn’t melt as smoothly (it sometimes leaves clumps).
 

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What to serve with Parmesan Chicken Bake:

Serves: 6

Parmesan Chicken Bake

Cheesy Parmesan Chicken Bake comes together in only 5 minutes and uses ingredients that you have on hand: mayo, Parmesan cheese, chicken, and seasonings. Serve over rice or pasta and with a side salad and dinner is done!

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise (or you could do 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup plain yogurt)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray the inside of a 9 x 13 glass pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Lay the chicken inside the pan in a single layer.
  3. Mix together the mayonnaise, 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian Seasoning in a bowl and spread evenly over each piece of chicken, being sure to cover all the exposed raw meat (so it doesn't dry out).
  4. Sprinkle the other 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese over all the chicken.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is baked all the way through.

Tags

Cuisines
American
Courses
Dinner
Cooking
Baking
Allergy
gluten free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

1561 cal

Fat

81 g

Carbs

11 g

Protein

187 g
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22 Responses to “Parmesan Chicken Bake”

  1. 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!

    • 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.
  2. Just need to buy the chicken and I will be making this! It sounds fantastic.

    This recipe was featured in Krafty Cards etc.'s Recipe Round-up. View it at: http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/04/recipe-round-up.html. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Maria
    Krafty Cards etc.
  3. 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!
  4. Cynthia
    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.

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