Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake

Delicious Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake - so good and so simple! { } #chicken

I love easy recipes! They are my favorite!! They are the ones I rely on almost every day so that I can actually get my husband and kids fed quickly and without a ton of stress. Who’s with me?

This next recipe happens to be one of those (thank goodness). I just don’t have a ton of time to do complex and long recipes, but this is one we’ve had a few times in the last month, including on Easter. It was a hit with everyone, which means it’s definitely a keeper. We do tend to eat tons of chicken in our home, so if you like chicken too and like an easy recipe, you should definitely give this Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake a try. :)

The flavors of chicken, sour cream and a bit of cheese (Swiss and Parmesan) make this recipe oh-so-delicious! I love that it can be thrown in the oven and can be done in an hour. :)

Here’s the recipe:

5.0 from 7 reviews
Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake
  • 4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 6-8 Slices Swiss Cheese (Mozzarella works too)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan Cheese (divided)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Cooked Rice to serve over (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Pat chicken dry and place in a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Add sliced cheese on top of chicken breasts.
  4. In a bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread this over chicken and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 1 hour. Serve over rice if desired or serve alone.

Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake

Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake recipe { }

You can serve this chicken over some warm white rice or eat it alone as we do. We actually like to serve it up with a few of our favorite sides like:


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  1. 1

    Oh yum! Thank you for sharing.
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  2. 2

    Well doesn’t that look like the perfect dinner! YUM!

  3. 3

    Oh my…I can’t wait to try this recipe. We eat chicken almost every day and I’m always looking for new recipes. My family loves your parmesan crusted zucchini recipe!! Thanks so much for this yummy recipe!!

  4. 5

    I’m not a huge fan of the taste of mayo, and don’t normally have it on hand. Ideas for a substitution? (“Just suck it up and deal with it” is also an appropriate response). :-)
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  5. 9

    Do you think that this would work as a crock pot meal? I don’t want to heat up my house if I don’t have to.

  6. 11

    Do you cook it covered on uncovered?

  7. 12

    Thanks! I am a Swiss lover and really liked this. I made it with this side, which was also amazing and the bake (I baked it instead of grilling) times coincided wonderfully:

  8. 14

    Looks good! Do you bake it covered or uncovered?

  9. 16

    I am confused. The swiss goes on first, then the mayo mix? Seems like you would be preventing all that flavor from reaching the chicken… If the mayo goes on and then topped with swiss… Then the flavor gets baked into chicken…. Help…

    • 17
      Winona Pierce :

      I was wondering the same thing!

    • 18

      I would think as the cheese melts they all become the same ‘substance’. That cheese is going to melt fairly quick once you pop the dish in the oven. So, I’d think it all should meld together.

      Good luck!

    • 20

      My guess is it’s kinda the same as parm crusted chicken recipe that I’ve made before (just mayo and parm cheese) where when baking gives the chicken a crusted top, not a creamy sauce. The swiss cheese is probably what makes it creamy so it makes since to put the mayo mix on top of everything. ….it crusts the dish.if that makes sense. …lol

  10. 21

    I’m all geared up to make this today. I’m half way there with prep, and Basmati Rice is done. The only tweek I think I’ll do is add some panko crumbs to the topping. My side is the medium size portobello mushrooms, quartered and sauteed with coarse black pepper and garlic powder.

    Came here to see if you cooked covered or uncovered. Thank GAWD for the internet, heh??

  11. 23

    Do you taste the mayo and sour cream because my husband doesn’t like either one and I really want to try this

    • 24

      My hubby isn’t a huge fan either, but he loves it. If he REALLY doesn’t like it I suggest halving both the mayo and sour cream. ;)

    • 25

      I’d say no to Judee’s question. You really can’t tell what the wonderful ‘sauce’ is. It just tastes “savory” and rich – but not too rich. Just make it and don’t tell him what the ingredients are. :D

  12. 26

    Brown, bubbly, melted cheese, I think it should be a food group all it’s own!! This looks wonderful, going to try it out for Sunday dinner with the kids this weekend :)

  13. 27
    Tonya Grant :

    My chicken is not baking thoroughly and the mixture has slid off of the chicken into the pan.
    I have added 10 minutes onto the time, but it is just now starting to brown. Any suggestions?

    • 28

      Did you follow the directions exactly? We’ve made this twice in the last few weeks and haven’t had issues. Maybe one thing is we had several chicken breast in the pan so there wasn’t really room for it to fall off.

      • 29
        Tonya+Grant :

        I put it under broiler for 3 minutes to help it be golden brown
        like your pictures. It was baked through after 1 hour but I wanted
        the top to be brown like yours and it was not. After being under
        the broiler it was fine and it was delicious. I will be sure to add all four chicken
        breasts to the pan and not worry about them touching each other next time.

  14. 30

    The amount of pepper is listed as ” 1/tsp.” Is this supposed to be 1 tsp or is it supposed to be a fraction such as 1/2 or 1/4?

  15. 32

    This is my favorite way to cook chicken. I always put the mixture straight onto the chicken and the swiss cheese on top. I have never had a problem with it burning the top of the cheese. The only change I make to the ingredients is that I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream, but I’ve made it both ways and they’re both absolutely delicious!

  16. 33

    All lovely chicken recipes. Thank you.

  17. 34

    Hi Kristyn, I made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago and it was a big hit at my house. Today my husband requested it for dinner tonight, so guess what we’re having, yup this recipe again. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes !!! Have a great day :)

    • 35

      Hi Esther! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so glad the hubby liked it!! We actually had it last week too… for me it’s just one of those delicious and easy recipes that everyone loves so we make it pretty often. ;) Hope you can find more recipes on the site that you love just as much. ;)

  18. 36

    This recipe sounds great, I was in the middle of preparing it and realized I had no sour cream. Is there something else I can use or no?

  19. 37

    Love your recipes. My question is about the buttery baked chicken, you say to cook for 90 minuets. Isn’t that too long for chicken breasts?

  20. 38

    Do you season the chicken before? With salt and pepper?

  21. 40

    I added cooked mushrooms to the sauce. Delicious!

  22. 42

    Can you taste the mayo in this. My husband and one of my boys don’t like it>

  23. 44

    Hi! Very much looking forward to making this tonight on a cozy October night! Taste-wise, do you think I could add a slice of ham between the chicken and the Swiss to give it a cordon bleu kind of feel, or would that be too much for the pallet? Thanks in advance!

  24. 45

    Can you combine the swiss and mozz. cheeses like 1/2 of each cheese or would that not work too well? Have you tried this with just mozz.?

  25. 46

    well, gonna have to sub the swiss for moz. and making this tomorrow. My daughter hates swiss cheese:(

  26. 48

    Absolutely Delicious! Making this for the second time in a week!!!

  27. 49

    I just want to let you know I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!! I’ve had it like 5 times in the past month! Sooo good and super easy! THANK YOU!

  28. 51

    for the creamy Swiss chicken do I need to season the chicken or no

  29. 53

    I have Havarti on hand. Do you think that would work well with the recipe?

  30. 54

    If I’m making two breasts, do I cut the ingredients in half?
    Also, how long would I cook it for?

  31. 55

    Can this be done just putting frozen chicken breasts to cook or do they need to be thawed?

  32. 56

    Just made this with the ingredients I had on hand: used pepper jack slices on bottom, smeared on sour cream and mayo (the epitome of laziness…), sprinkled on garlic powder, chili powder, and cayenne, then topped with shredded mozzarella and finally some fresh shredded asiago. Absolutely delightful. The toppings did slide off somewhat because I only did 3 breasts in the pan but it browned nicely. Thanks for the amazing recipe (even if I did butcher it with my shortcuts)! Can’t wait to try it with Swiss and Parmesan!

  33. 58

    Made this last night for the family and it was a hit!! Thank you for sharing!

  34. 59

    I love your chicken recipes!! I can’t wait to try this one :)

  35. 60

    Did anyone else have a problem with the cream sauce curdling? It still tastes delicious but if you’re a texture person like me it cab be unpleasant. I looked online and apparently sour cream is not supposed to be in boiling dishes. Any tips to prevent this for next time?

    • 61

      mine curdles EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I’ve made this dish like 7 times in the past 6 months and I have no idea why it curdles. The flavor is still great and my husband loves it. But I hate how ugly the curdle is!

  36. 62

    I made this for dinner tonight and the only complaint was that there wasn’t enough. It was absolutely delicious and simple to make. Thank you!

  37. 64

    i only have chickens thighs on hand but all of the other ingredients, do you think it’ll turn out with the same results?

  38. 65

    It turned out amazing some of the best baked chicken I’ve ever had!

  39. 66

    In the oven now. I used mozzarella cheese and added a lil spice to the mayo mix. Used ff sour cream and low fat/light “mayo spread, as I don’t care for either ingredient. But I bet it makes the chicken so moist. Can’t wait to try it!

  40. 67

    i made this last night for dinner and it was amazing! Unfortunately I overcooked the chicken a little which made it tough, but it still tasted great! The sauce does curdle as some people mentioned, but it doesn’t affect the taste or consistency of the dish. I can’t wait to try this again. It was pretty easy too, which is always a plus, and would be a great meal to serve company.

  41. 68

    Made this last night, everyone loved the flavors. Most of my family doesn’t like mayo but when baked you really can’t taste it. The only thing that I will change next time is to decrease the temp to 350 and the cook time to 30 minutes or until done. The chicken was a little dry, but the flavor was amazing. Definitely a recipe to keep.

  42. 69

    This was so good! It doesn’t matter if the sauce curdles a bit. Just mix it around and it’s fine. Will definitely make again since it was so yummy and very easy!
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  43. 70
    sparksofember :

    Wanted to tell you we have made this twice in two weeks – it is our new favorite! And so filling – just half a breast over rice fills me up! The only thing I do different is I butterfly the chicken and tuck the swiss cheese inside. (And I use veganaise instead of mayo since mayo makes us sick – but the taste is identical)

  44. 71

    Yummy! I’m going to make this soon! But I was wanting to replace greek yogurt for either the mayonnaise or the sour cream to make it healthier. If I replaced the mayonnaise with greek yogurt, would that take away from the flavor? Or should I replace the sour cream instead? Thanka!

    • 72

      I think I would replace the sour cream and then maybe use a light mayo. Let me know how it turns out and I can add these substitutes to the recipe for others who want a healthier version. ;)

      • 73

        Thank you for the quick reply! I will try your suggestion and will let you know how it turns out. =) I am a new mom and cook and I have a fear of handling raw chicken so this recipe is perfect for me! I don’t even have to cut it up. Thank you! =D

  45. 74

    I made this last night for my boyfriend. Followed the directions exactly except I substituted mozzarella cheese. When finished the sauce was not creamy, it was oily and thin like it broke down while baking. Is this how it is supposed to come out? I expected creamy like a bechamel in texture. It tasted great, just wasnt what I expected…

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