Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake

Delicious Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake – a simple and delicious dinner recipe that includes Swiss and Parmesan cheeses and baked to perfection.

It’s one of our favorite chicken recipes, and for good reason. It’s simple, delicious and perfect for any occasion. Serve it with some rolls or roasted vegetables, and you’re set!

Swiss Chicken Bake in Dish

Creamy Chicken Bake

I love easy dinner 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.

This next recipe happens to be one of those kinds of recipes that we love – easy, delicious and quick. We have always loved chicken and were so glad to find this creamy, Swiss Chicken Bake (aka Mayonnaise Chicken or Sour Cream Chicken).

This recipe has a lot of different names, but it’s a chicken bake that takes just a few minutes to prep. The result is phenomenal and one that we love to have and serve with noodles or rice.

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. 🙂

Swiss Chicken Bake Process Shots

How to Make Swiss Chicken bake

This recipe is beyond easy, and you’ll see why. To make it, preheat the oven to 375. Pat dry your chicken and place in a greased 9×13 dish. Add sliced swiss cheese on top of each breast.

In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread this over the chicken and sprinkle the remaining grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour and serve alone or over rice/noodles.

Creamy Chicken bake process shot

Storing Tips + FAQ

How to store mayonnaise chicken? Place in an air-tight container and place in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, we recommend just heating in the microwave until heated through.

Can you use light ingredients in this recipe? To cut back on calories, you can definitely use the light dairy products (light Swiss cheese, light mayo, light sour cream). We do this all the time and think the swiss chicken still tastes great.

Can you substitute for mayo in this recipe? Yes, you can. Do this by adding more sour cream or adding plain yogurt instead of the mayonnaise.

What to Serve with Swiss Chicken? The options are endless, but here are some of our favs:

Swiss Chicken Bake Recipe in dish

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. 🙂

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Swiss Chicken Bake Recipe

4.91 from 150 votes
Delicious Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake - a simple and delicious dinner recipe that includes Swiss and Parmesan cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 693 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts
  • 4 slices swiss cheese (Mozzarella works too)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Cooked Rice to serve over (Optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Pat chicken dry and place in a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Add sliced cheese on top of chicken breasts.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve over rice if desired or serve alone.


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was excellent, we all loved it! My kids are super picky and they were so happy with this dinner 🥰 They want me to make it every week

  2. I’m planning late, cooking tomorrow. There is no sour cream on hand, and no time to get any before cooking. What are your thoughts on cream cheese or goat cheese, in small portions, as a substitute? Some of my family are not adventurous eaters. Substitute, or wait and try this later?.

  3. 5 stars
    Very delicious, the whole family loved it! Definitely added to the rotation

    The only things I did differently was pan fry the chicken before baking it, and added provolone on top of the swiss to make it extra cheesy!

  4. 2 stars
    The recipe looks good but there were so many ads and pop ups and videos I found it almost impossible to read.

    1. I’m so sorry you weren’t able to read the recipes with the ads and pop ups. I will look in to that. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy! So easy, 30 minute prep time. I served it with rice as suggested. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. 4 stars
    This was very good, quick and easy to make. It was a touch salty between all the cheese, mayo and added salt. Next time I will eliminate the added salt or at least significantly reduce to just a dash. Other than that it was good.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Yes, you can certainly adjust the added salt to your liking! 🙂

  7. Your pin buttons are not working. I tried several times to pin this and a couple other of your recipes. None will pin. It gives me an error message. However, I tried other sites recipes which did pin. So it seems the problem is your site and not Pinterest.

  8. Swiss chicken bake was extremely salty!! I would eliminate the salt for sure. Perhaps low sodium Swiss would help too. I would not make this recipe again.

  9. This has always been the go to recipe. My family and back thank you. Never can go wrong. I switch it up, by using the pastry puff breadsticks, or croissants. And use wild rice, and fresh brocolli.

    1. Oh I’m so glad this is a go-to recipe for you. Thanks for sharing! I’m happy to hear you all enjoyed it!

  10. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and it was delish! Served it with rice, next time will try buttered noodles per my boys’ requests. Will definitely make again.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe. This is a favorite at my house too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 5 stars
    Wonderful meal, I did some substitutions due to diet restrictions and it was still amazing. I used low fat yogurt instead of sour cream and eliminated the salt.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you were able to tweak as you needed for dietary restrictions and that you enjoyed the meal. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 5 stars
    Just put this in the oven a few minutes ago. The house smells wonderful! I’m sure it will taste as good as it smells.

  13. 5 stars
    This was very tasty! Had tons of flavor. We had leftovers the next night and those were good too! Will make again! Thanks!!

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