Mayo Parmesan Chicken Bake

If you’re looking for another way to enjoy chicken, look no further! With quick, easy prep and big flavor, this Mayo and Parmesan Chicken Bake is the answer to all your questions!

It’s one of our favorite baked chicken recipes. If you love simple chicken dinners, also check out our Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake and Bruschetta Chicken!

Mayo parmesan chicken on plate

easy, delish mayo parm chicken

If you’ve seen all the chicken recipes on the site you’d know chicken is my meat of choice, but I just feel like there are so many things you can do with it and it’s always so good! You can bake it, fry it, shred it, use it in soups, add it to a casserole, or just enjoy it on its own!

This recipe is for a baked chicken, and it has the most flavorful, creamy mayo and parmesan mixture on top. I was surprised how tasty it was the first time I made it!

Prep time takes under 5 minutes and then you can throw it in the oven for a while (my favorite kind of recipe).

Chicken breast in baking dish

how to make mayo parmesan chicken

Simply place chicken breasts inside a greased 9×13 pan. Mix together the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and spread over the tops of each chicken breast. Sprinkle on more Parmesan cheese, if desired, and bake for 40-45 minutes. Easy peasy!
You can change up the ingredients slightly according to your preferences:

Low fat. The recipe calls for mayonnaise but for a healthier version I like to use non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt.

More crunch. You can also add a little more crunch by adding some bread crumbs or Panko on top along with the parmesan cheese.

TIP: Easy Clean up: Line your baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray or with parchment paper. 

Crock Pot Instructions

You can just as easily make this tasty mayo parmesan chicken in the slow cooker! Place the parmesan coated chicken in an oiled crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Mayo parm chicken in baking dish

How to Store + Reheat

Refrigerate this Mayo Parmesan Chicken for up to 4 days. Any longer just store them in the freezer. Individually wrap chicken breasts in waxed paper or parchment. Place into freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible from bags seal, label and freeze for up to 4 months.

To reheat: Allow the chicken to thaw in the fridge for at least 8 hours, The chicken doesn’t need to be completely thawed, but must not be frozen solid. 

  • Preheat the oven to 225°F
  • Place the chicken pieces in a baking dish with a rack. Add ¼ -½ cup of water or chicken broth to the bottom. Place the breasts on top of the rack. You do not want the chicken to be sitting in the liquid. 
  • Add a tin foil tent to the top of the dish. This will help keep the chicken moist. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. (bake time will depend on how frozen the breasts still are and how hot your oven runs)

We like to pair this chicken with:

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Mayo Parmesan Chicken Recipe

5 from 11 votes
A delicious Parmesan Chicken Bake that is simple, yet full of flavor, and takes little prep time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 534 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or 1 cup non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place chicken breasts inside a greased 9x13 pan.
  • In a small bowl mix mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Once well combined, spread over the tops of each chicken breast.
  • Sprinkle on more Parmesan cheese if desired and bake for 40-45 minutes.

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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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Comments:

  1. Oh good heavens – I have had this before & it’s really delish. I should know better than to click over before lunch 🙂 Now I really want this.

  2. The use of non-fat yogurt instead of mayo is brilliant! Love how simple this recipe is. xo

  3. 5 stars
    My daughter and I love this. We have mace it with the mayo once and yogurt the other. Obviously the mayo was a little tastier but the yogurt was good too. Also, I think next time I will omit the salt. The cheese is already so salty.

    1. I’m glad you like this!! And omitting the salt is a good idea if it’s already salty. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this a couple TIMEs. First time as written. Second time i crumbled Ritz crackers on top. I will make it with ritz crackers from here on out. So good and very most.

  5. 5 stars
    I am always on the look out for new chicken recipes. I tried this with the non-Fat yogurt and it was so delicious. The chicken was tender and had amazing flavor!

    1. I do not, but you can find an online converter that you put the ingredients in & it will tell you 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    The mayo seems like a weird ingredient but it’s not at all!! It keeps the chicken so moist and gives it a delicious flavor. Yum! Yum! Yum!

  7. 5 stars
    My whole family loves this recipe! It’s on an almost weekly repeat at our house. Even my Mayo hating boys love it. The chicken is so tender and juicy. Definitely a family favorite ♥️