This chicken is perfect for those who are looking for a super easy chicken recipe. This chicken only calls for a few ingredients and is made in the oven. Once you pop the tray in the oven, you can relax and enjoy your afternoon. Or, you can whip up some sides, like our roasted garlic and parmesan asparagus!
This chicken, if made right, is moist and full of flavor. You don’t want to miss out on that! Not only is it easy to make, but you can also alter the recipe for a healthier meal. For instance, you can use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. It will taste just as delicious and satisfy your craving for some creamy baked chicken.
How to make the Melt In Your Mouth Chicken?
Combine your mayonnaise (or plain Greek yogurt), cheese, and seasoning in a bowl.
Spread the resulting mixture on top of each chicken breast.
Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.
Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and bake at 375 F degrees for 45 minutes or until completely cooked through.
Serve while it’s hot!
Can I use chicken thighs to make this recipe?
Of course! You can use any part of the chicken you have at home. Focus on the marinade, that’s what the dish is all about. Adjust the temperature and baking time. For instance, if you’re using chicken thighs, I would suggest lowering the temperature in the oven and giving the chicken a few minutes less.
How can I enhance the flavor in this recipe?
This recipe was designed to give the chicken lots of flavor. To change the flavor or enhance it, you can add some Italian seasoning to the mix. The seasoning you use is really up to you, but salt, black pepper, and garlic powder are a must. You can marinade the chicken in buttermilk before spreading your mayonnaise or greek yoghurt mixture on it. Alternatively, add some buttermilk to the mixing bowl when you’re working on the spread. That is guaranteed to give the dish a soft and creamy flavor.
Why has my chicken not cooked through?
It could be one of many reasons. Perhaps the chicken breast you chose is too thick. A really thick piece of chicken can take hours to cook through completely. Next time, if you’re not sure if your chicken breast is too thick, “butterfly” it, or cut through it from the side. This way your chicken breast will open up in the oven and get a chance to cook from the inside. Don’t be alarmed if the chicken comes out looking bigger than it was when you put it in the oven. Chicken expands when it’s cooked. For an alternative solution, you can pound your chicken breast before cooking.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup mayonnaise (for a healthier option, use plain Greek yogurt in place of the mayo)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise (or yogurt if substituting), cheese, and the seasonings.
Spread the mixture on top of each of the chicken breasts.
Place chicken into a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven, 375, for about 45 minutes, or until cooked through.