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Baked Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Baked parmesan chicken is a family favorite dinner that cooks up in a sheet pan with only a few ingredients. Chicken breasts are sprinkled with seasoned salt and pepper, and then covered in a creamy mixture with garlic and parmesan cheese.Β 

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I seriously cannot believe that I have never shared this recipe for baked parmesan chicken before. I make a lot of food and this baked chicken is by far the one thing I make the most. Oh, and this creamy beef noodle bake is a very close second.

My 8 year old son is very much into wanting to grow “strong and tall”. He asks me all the time what he can eat to grow strong and tall. I think that’s the reason he likes chicken so much because I tell him it has lots of protein and will help him grow strong πŸ™‚

Because my son is obsessed with chicken lately, I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken and I have yet to find any recipe that is better than this one. Which is probably why I make this baked parmesan chicken at least twice a month.

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Every time I make this chicken I always laugh and think of my mom. I remember years ago telling her how much I loved it and then recommending it to her when she asked me for a good recipe to make for company. I told her she had to make this chicken!

Well, she did make it……. but mistakenly used vanilla yogurt! haha πŸ™‚ Needless to say, it did not turn out as it should. It gives me a good laugh every time I make it. On a side note, be sure to use PLAIN Greek yogurt. NOT vanilla!

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The recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts that have been sliced in half lengthwise to create two thinner chicken breasts from one piece. After making this recipe so many times I have found that it works best when you cut them into thinner pieces. It cooks faster and I think the flavor is much better with the thinner chicken breasts.Β 

Once you have your thinner pieces of chicken you will mix together black pepper and seasoned salt and sprinkle that on top of each piece. Then mix up the creamy mixture; mayo, plain Greek yogurt, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Spread that on top of each chicken piece and that’s it.

It’s basically a fool-proof recipe because no matter how long you cook this chicken, it stays so creamy and moist thanks to that mayo-Greek yogurt topping. It’s very forgiving. Which is good if you’re like me and “forget” that you have chicken in the oven.

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I always serve this with a side salad. My favorite way to eat this is to cut the chicken breast and then put it on top of a bed of salad greens. Or it’s also really good with these parmesan roasted potatoes and maybe some slow cooker sweet glazed carrots too.Β 

I buy the bagged salad mixes that you find in the produce area of the grocery store. We love the Walmart brand one that is called ‘chopped Caesar salad’. That’s what is pictured above. I know I will get asked that question so I will just share it πŸ™‚Β 

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Tips for making baked parmesan chicken

  • After testing this recipe over and over again, you must use half mayo and half Greek yogurt. I know some may want to use all Greek yogurt but I promise it does not work. It’s too bitter and no flavor. The mayo may throw some people off but you need it and after tasting this chicken you won’t mind it at all.
  • It’s best to use the cheaper parmesan cheese. Not the fresh, shredded stuff that you buy in a wedge or the pre-shredded parmesan cheese in the bags. Use the cheap parmesan cheese that comes in the can. You know the one that’s not refrigerated in the store. That’s the one you want. The shredded stuff burns really easily in this recipe and then gets hard. It’s much better with the finer, cheaper parmesan cheese.
  • You need 4 chicken breasts that are cut in half, lengthwise. So you will end up with 8 thin chicken breast pieces. I have found that the thinner pieces work best, taste the best, and cook the best cause they take less time.

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Baked parmesan chicken is a family favorite dinner that uses simple ingredients and is so good! Chicken breasts are seasoned to perfection and then topped with a creamy garlic mixture. Tender chicken and a creamy topping that you will love. 

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 container (5.3 oz) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet (12"x18") with cooking spray. If you are making a smaller half batch, then you will just need a 9x13 baking dish. Whatever you use, you don't want the chicken overlapping at all. 

  2. Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise to form 2 thinner pieces from each one. You will end up with 8 thin pieces of chicken breasts. Arrange them on the cookie sheet. 

    ** If your chicken breasts are smaller to begin with, you may not have to slice them to form thinner pieces. You may just want to use 6 chicken breasts if they are smaller to begin with. Cutting them in half lengthwise works best for larger pieces of chicken **

  3. In a small bowl, stir together the seasoned salt and black pepper. Sprinkle it over the chicken pieces. In a separate bowl, combine the mayo, yogurt, parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Evenly divide the mixture among the chicken pieces. Spread it out over the entire piece of chicken so that it stays moist. 

  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165 degrees. The cook time will vary depending on the thickness or thinness of the chicken breasts. 

  5. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese and/or chopped parsley if wanted. Leftover keep well in the fridge and can be reheated. 

Recipe Notes

You don't have to slice the chicken breasts to make the thinner pieces. I just prefer it and think it works the best. If you just use the 4 large chicken pieces, you may have to increase the cook time to 40 minutes to make sure it's cooked through.Β 

 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Nichole
    May 29, 2018 at 10:08 am Can I use sour cream instead of greek yogurt?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm You could always try it. I am sure it would work but I've never done that so I can't say for sure how it would turn out.
  • Reply
    Jessic
    June 7, 2018 at 1:13 pm Hi Jessica!! Thank you so much for letting me feature this on my chicken breast recipes blog post! It looks absolutely amazing! Cannot wait to try it! XOXO (Fellow Jessica from the Mediavine FB group!) :)
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 12, 2018 at 11:14 pm Oh hey! Thank you so much for using it in your linkup. I checked out the post and it all looks fabulous! I must make all of them :)
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    Dallas
    June 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm Could this work in a slow cooker? I prefer it over the oven during summer, TIA!:)
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm I am not sure as I've never tried it in the slow cooker. You could try it but you may need to add some chicken broth to keep it from drying out?? Making it in the slow cooker would kind of be an entire different outcome. Baking it in the oven gives the chicken a nice creamy crust on top. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try.
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    Kim
    June 21, 2018 at 2:32 am The chicken was so moist, flavorful and definitely one that I will make again! I have a Super Picky husband and he liked it πŸ‘. I did halve the recipe since it’s just us two. And cutting the breast in half is something I will do from now on, thank you 😊!!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm So happy to hear this! Yes, it is so moist and super flavorful. One of my go to dinners! Thanks for coming back to leave your comment :)
  • Reply
    Nadine
    June 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm If I don’t have Greek yogurt can I just use mayo?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      June 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm Yes, of course :) Enjoy!
  • Reply
    Kathy
    November 1, 2018 at 5:32 pm Hi! Looks yummy! Any reason not to use chicken tenders?
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    Kathy
    November 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm Looks yummy! Any reason to not use chicken tenders?
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 6, 2018 at 6:47 pm You definitely can. The cook time would be slightly less. I just prefer chicken breasts.
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    Carole
    November 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm I mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and then marinade the chicken breasts in the mixture. Turns out just fine.
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      November 14, 2018 at 9:52 pm Oh, yummy! I may have to try that way.

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