Breaded Mayonnaise Chicken . . . juicy, flavorful chicken with a crunchy topping. It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this family favorite chicken dish!
Simple chicken recipes are always a winner at my house. I served this chicken with Parmesan Roasted Potatoes and peas. It would also be tasty with Sesame Green Beans and Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes.
I found a recipe for mayonnaise chicken in one of my mom’s old cookbook binders. It was actually clipped from a jar of mayonnaise. The original recipe didn’t call for breading the chicken, but I thought that would be a tasty addition. It sure was!
I also added some minced garlic and red pepper flakes for a flavor boost. This chicken is so flavorful, and it practically melts in your mouth.
How to make breaded mayonnaise chicken:
- boneless chicken breasts
- parmesan cheese
- seasoning salt and pepper
- minced garlic
- red pepper flakes
- Panko bread crumbs
- Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Cut the chicken breasts into strips and place in a greased 9×13″ pan. Whisk together the mayonnaise, parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic, and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Spread over the chicken.
Stir together the Italian bread crumbs and the Panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.
Bake at 375° for 25-35 minutes till topping is browned and chicken is cooked through. I use a meat thermometer and cook to 165°.
Can I use whole chicken breasts? Yes, but you will need to increase the baking time to 45-50 minutes.
The mayonnaise mixture leaves the chicken nice and juicy, and the crumbs should be a nice golden brown. Using two types of bread crumbs made the chicken topping just perfect. The Italian bread crumbs add nice flavor, and the Panko crumbs make everything extra crispy. So yummy!
There is actually a fair amount of sauce left in the pan, so you could definitely serve the chicken over rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes. I actually left our extra sauce in the pan to cut down on the amount of fat per serving, but it is quite tasty. Do whatever you prefer.
Everyone in my family loved this chicken, and I think it would be a hit even with the pickiest of eaters! It’s so easy to throw together it is perfect for crazy weeknights. You could even assemble it in the morning and just keep it in the refrigerator till you are ready to bake it.
Give it a try and let me know how you like it. Maybe it will become a new favorite at your house as well!
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Breaded Mayonnaise Chicken . . . juicy, flavorful chicken with a crunchy topping.
- 1-2 pounds boneless chicken breasts (3 breasts)
- 3/4 cup mayonaisse
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
- Cut chicken into strips, arrange in a greased 9x13" pan.
- Combine mayonnaise, parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic, and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Whisk till smooth. Spread over the chicken.
- Stir together the Italian bread crumbs and the Panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.
- Bake at 375° for 25-35 minutes till topping is browned and chicken is cooked through. I use a meat thermometer and cook to 165°.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 847mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 54g
I was looking for something quick and easy to make tonight with chicken tenders and this was the first recipe I saw. I happened to have everything and made it.
It was delicious! I will say that the FRESH grated parmesan made a huge difference I’m sure. I used some parmesiano reggiano I bought at Aldi (much less expensive than other places.) I also drizzled a few TBSPs of melted margarine over the top before I baked it. What’s a few more calories right? Ha ha. I wasn’t sure whether to cover it or not, so I baked it uncovered. Thanks for posting.
So glad you liked it! And I’m with you on the fresh parmesan, it is so good!
Do you think this recipe would freeze well?
I don’t know if it would freeze well. I worry that the mayonnaise would separate and the breading would become soggy. But you could freeze a small portion to test it out.
Could you please let me know if the temperature you’ve mentioned is in Celcius or Fahrenheit? I don’t want to set my oven to the wrong temperature.
I’m in the U.S., so all my baking temperatures are Fahrenheit. 🙂