Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken is one of those everyone-should-know-how-to-make recipes. It’s easy and comes together quickly. In fact, it’s hard to mess up!
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What to cook when You don’t have time to cook ? You know the feeling when you get home after a long day, it can be really hard to figure out how to cook healthy meals when you still have a million things to do and all you want to do is lie on the couch.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not whining. Anyway.
The point I’m trying to make is this, You’d have a set of “go-to” meals that could be made quickly with minimum effort and planning. This Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken is one of those meals that I have adored because I am always looking for easy recipes for chicken. I’ve had a few comments lately from some of you asking for simpler, easy dinner recipes that are kid-friendly too ! Take note everyone, this is one of them!

With 5 minutes of prep time and around 40 minutes of baking time – it’s totally true and totally amazing, making this dinner is probably even less work than going out or getting takeout, and– HELLO! It’s Chicken breasts, garlic, parmesan and bread crumbs baked in the oven with a drizzle of mayonnaise! What’s not to love?!
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets.
  • 4-5 teaspoons Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl combine mayo, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Moisten chicken breasts with water and lay on baking sheet (I line my baking sheet with parchment paper to make clean up easy)
  4. Divide the mayonnaise mixture evenly among the chicken, just spreading it across the top of each piece, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle bread crumbs on each piece of chicken.
  6. Return to oven and bake for additional 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and juices run clear.
  7. Tops will be browned and chicken will be incredibly juicy.
  8. You can also finish them off under the broiler for a minute or two to get them extra browned on top.
  9. Serve with a veggie like these delicious fresh broccoli that I steamed.
  10. Season with a dash of fresh parsley, if desired.

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81 thoughts on “Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

    1. Dan Post author

      Hi Josh,
      Divide the mayonnaise mixture evenly among the chicken, just spreading it across the top of each piece, and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper to taste.
      Hope this help.

  1. Kim

    My husband and I just ate this for dinner tonight. YUMMMM!!! It turned out perfect! It’s just the two of us so I only made 2 breasts, and didn’t really measure the ingredients, just kinda threw stuff in a bowl and mixed it up. Turned out perfect!

  2. Lou Lou Girls

    Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Dan Post author

      Hi Marienny! Thanks for the kind words and I hope y’all enjoy it!
      I’ve honestly never tried this with Provalone.
      Parmesan is a pretty unique cheese, so You need a very hard, dry cheese to sub for parm.
      Romano or Asiago cheeses are common subs for parmesan, and taste of Provolone can vary depending on the length of aging from a sweet mild flavor with a more creamy texture,
      to a distinct piquant taste and dryer texture, longer aging time. So maybe you could try with aged provalone cheese.
      Hope this help.

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  4. Judy H

    This is an easy-to-prepare recipe that is totally yummy! I made it tonight for my family. Delicious – I wish I’d taken a photo before it was devoured!. This will go on the regular menu rotation. Thanks much!

  5. Sue Cook

    I just can’t wait to try this Chicken recipe…. I have made a recipe for garlic chicken years ago which you make a garlic butter melted and dip chicken in and them crush crackers and apply crackers to garlic chicken and bake. Thanks for all the good recipes…..

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  8. Shelly


    I made this chicken tonight.
    It was flavorful but extremely tough and not at all tender.

    I think that I would cook if for lest time.


    1. Cindy Bradley

      I agree Shelly. I find that 20-25 minutes @ 400′ Is perfect. I’ve been making for years. Always tender and moist!

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  13. Rae

    I made this tonight and it was REALLY GOOD. The only thing I did differently was season my chicken prior to putting the mayo spread on top. I seasoned it o both sides so it would be flavorful and not bland. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it was great.

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  15. J. Trojan

    Hi! This recipe looks delicious! I am gonna make it tonight! I was wondering, do you put mayo on the bottom of chicken too, or just the top?


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  21. joni

    Got home HUNGRY after a very long twelve hour shift. Love how little time I had to spend on it. Turned out great! Thank you!

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  23. Kaylee e

    This is a staple in our house for good reason!
    My sis in law dropped by for dinner this week and was SO in love with this chicken and asked for the recipe. That’s when you know it’s good!!

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  25. Laurie

    Well gonna have to try it tonight. Made me so hungry!
    All of great comments a one or to not so good. Thanks

  26. Lucy

    I made this last night for my family of 3. I had to use Pizza Blend Cheese cause all I had on hand. Did not look like the pic but was delicious. I will def do this again or them as they devoured it all. Got to save one piece for my lunch. YAY!!! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Bridget

    Hi Dan,

    Your recipe calls for chicken breast cutlets, but the pictures show regular chicken breasts. Cutlets are much thinner cuts of the breast which could make a difference in the cooking time. Could you clarify which cut of the breast you used? Thanks. Look forward to trying this recipe!

  28. Jay

    I made this tonight for a family of 11 and I made it with broccoli and noodles with butter garlic n parsley and omg deliciosoooo!!!!! Enjoy ppls I know my family did.

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  30. Jenna

    Great recipe, sounds delicious! Any ideas on what to substitute for the mayo to make it a little healthier?


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  32. Jennifer

    Made this for dinner tonight with baby potatoes and broccoli. Yum-meeeeee. I did pound out the breasts so they’d cook faster and be tender (if the bird was a bit tough, you never know) I grated fresh parmasean in my ninja food processor and stirred in some fresh garlic to the mayo mixture. I only had plain Panko so I stirred some Italian seasoning inot it with some olive oil, great flavor and browned perfectly with a nice crunch. Everyone had seconds.

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  35. Jen

    I made this for a quick dinner the other night when I was really not feeling well and did not have the energy to make anything that required much effort. This totally fit the bill and was fantastic! The chicken was so moist and delicious. I did not have lemon pepper, so I omitted it completely and just added some parsley to the breadcrumb mixture. I think I may try some panko breadcrumbs next time, but this recipe is definitely a keeper. My husband and I both loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!

  36. Jennifer

    Hi there!

    I’m planning on making this tonight but was wondering if you coat the bottom of the chicken as well? Can’t wait to try it!!

    Thank you!


  37. Alex

    Just made this for lunch. We had smaller cuts of chicken, so I halved most of the ingredients and only cooked it for 24 minutes total… O.M.G. IT IS SO GOOD.

  38. Karen

    Silly question I’m sorry, but is it the parmesan in a can like the powder stuff or actual shredded cheese?

    1. Rio Cohen

      Made tonight..cooked as directed added maybe 5 minutes to the first 20, subbed panko crumbs ciojed additional 20 minutes. I used 5 full chicken breasts. No additional time needed. I made it w/ garlic bread, thin spaghetti w/ a garden veggie sauce, more parm, and crushed red pepper, becuase I like it spicy…plus a side of healthy veggies!! Absolutely easy to make and delcious. Thanks

    1. Vivian Wright

      I stram my broccoli with seasoning and butter gives it a great flavor without needing to add any cheese

  39. Jen Blalock

    I made this. Did not cook the chicken breast as long as recipe said. About 15 minutes and it was at or over 165 degrees. Put breadcrumbs on it and stuck it under broiler for a couple minutes. It was very good! Served with sauteed green beans and red bell peppers and roasted potatoes.

  40. Megan

    This recipe is quite easy and delicious..actually extremely delicious. I’ve made it several times. The coating of the chicken was so good I tried to over duplicate it and it didn’t work out. Keep to the script. You may ruin what it takes. However I added a step that made it another awesome dish. I followed the recipe exactly. But I butterflied the chicken and added provolone and spinach as a stuffing and wow! So gooood.

  41. Sandy

    Made you’re recipe for today’s dinner, Thank You so much for sharing. It was delicious! Hubby & Son very finicky eaters, they both Loved it! Definitely make again.
    Gone, I’ll have to get a picture next time went too fast! Thanks again.

  42. Diane

    Oh my gosh. I have made this chicken twice now and it is the best chicken I have ever had!! My family always eats every bite! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

  43. Maddie York

    This was my second time making this! Though, this time I did it with cream cheese instead of mayo! IT WAS AMAZING! I recommend this big time!!!


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