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

4.89 from 182 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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  1. 5 stars
    I made this the other night and it was so good I’m making it again tonight! I love to cook and I don’t mind complex recipes but this one is so simple that it’s hard to believe how yummy! This will be on my list of go to’s hen entertaining.

    1. Hooray!! I’m so glad to hear you loved the recipe. Simple and delicious is what we’re all about! 😉 Thanks for the kind words.

  2. 5 stars
    This has become one of my favorite recipes of all time! It is so easy to make and so delicious you will make it time and time again. Chicken so tender it melts in your mouth! Love this recipe.

  3. I love making this! I only have chicken breast tenderloins would I be able to use those for this recipe? If so, how long would I cook for?

    1. You could use those. I’d say maybe 20-25 minutes at 375? The best way to know if they are done is using a thermometer. When it ready 165 degrees, then you know the chicken is cooked through and just to perfection!

  4. 5 stars
    Everyone I have ever made this for loves it! Only thing I do different, is I chop up potatoes to put underneath the chicken and omg it’s soooooo good. I sometimes make extra sauce to cook directly on the potatoes. Makes the best tasting potatoes! Thanks for this recipe. I’ve used if for years

    1. You’re so welcome! I’m glad it’s been a favorite through the years. I love the idea to add potatoes too. Sounds delicious!!

  5. All right then. I’ve been looking for a chicken Parmesan recipe that doesn’t have mozzarella because I don’t have any. I do have Swiss cheese however. So here I go. I’m going to try this and I’ll let you know how it turned out

  6. 5 stars
    I have made this often. Each time my husband says this is the best, make chicken like this all the time,😁

  7. 5 stars
    I have been making this dish since I saw your post in 2020. I love how it tastes so good every time! I am now eating low carb and this recipe is perfect. I make it and serve it over rice with carrots on the side all the time. This time I will make it with loaded cauliflower mash and green beans. I can’t wait to make it again. I follow the recipe exactly and it is perfect!

    1. Awe, that makes me so happy to hear! Thanks so much for sharing what you did with this recipe. It all sounds delicious!

  8. 4 stars
    I absolutely LOVED this recipe the only thing was the liquid was quite watery….anyone else experience that or know what could have caused it? Even though it was watery, it was still delicious. Would just like it to be a little thicker.

      1. If the chicken is already pre-cooked (like canned chicken), you’ll just need to cook until everything is heated through. So 20-30 minutes or so? I’d say just keep an eye on it and when the cheese is bubbling and the sauce is melted and the chicken is warm, it’s ready! 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I found this recipe about 5 years ago and make it all the time! My family loves it so much. I have used provolone, Swiss, and Munster cheese and it turns out divine every time. I have to say that I like the Munster best 😊

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