Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!
Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!

How can a dish with only 6 ingredients taste SO good?
Don’t let the simplicity fool you. It’s also outrageously delicious! It’s always good to have a couple quick and easy recipes up your sleeve.

It all started when I was making my meal menu/grocery list for the week, I have a set of “go-to” meals that could be made quickly with minimum effort and planning, but there I was… stuck!
It was definitely a sick day!
Hopefully, chicken is a wonderful starting point for all kinds of easy meals, in addition of mayonnaise,  parmesan cheese and a few easy seasonings. With 5 minutes of prep time and around 40-45 minutes of baking time – wonderful melt in your mouth chicken was ready.

Anyone who worked with chicken breasts before know that they can be incredibly versatile, yet also incredibly tricky to work with, especially when baked in the oven. Cook them the wrong way and you’ll end up with a dry, rubbery, tough, and flavorless disaster.
But cooked the right way?!  We’re talkin’ juicy, tender, flavorful, perfectly baked chicken breasts that you will love.

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!

Melt in your mouth chicken Ingredients:

To make this oven baked melt in your mouth chicken recipe, you will need:

– boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( cut each into 3 large chunks or strips)
– mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt for a healthier option)
– parmesan cheese (or sharp Cheddar, or Asiago)
– seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!

How to make melt in your mouth chicken

Alright, so here’s the secret!
All you do is arrange your chicken breasts in a 9×13 pan, mix the toppings together in a separate bowl, spread it on top, top with additional cheese and bake. And to follow , this simple steps…

Brine/Marinate

I’m telling you — this step is an absolute must for anytime you want to bake chicken breasts in the oven. Brining or marinating chicken is super-easy, it makes your chicken extra juicy, and best of all, it can be effectively done in just 15-20 minutes (or overnight).

Seasoning

Chicken breast is a blank canvas and tastes great with fresh herbs and seasonings as well.
Adding mayo/yogurt helps add in moisture and flavor keeping the meat tender.
Because chicken breasts are white meat, they lack the fat needed to keep the meat moist.

Roast

How long to bake chicken breasts? And what is the correct temperature to bake chicken? As with any chicken recipe, the answer here is yes based on the thickness of the boneless chicken breasts you use.
If your chicken breasts are trimmed thin they will bake faster than a thick chicken breast.
You bake the chicken until the juices run clear, or use a meat thermometer and bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Using a meat thermometer will help ensure your chicken is cooked all the way through without over or under cooking.

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!



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Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Chicken Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Dan

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt for a healthier option)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (or sharp Cheddar, or Asiago) divided
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks or strips. Place chicken breast strips/chunks in a bowl of milk/buttermilk. Let it soak for 20 -30 min or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and seasonings.
  • Place chicken into a 9x13 baking dish and spread the mixture evenly on top of the chicken
    breasts, and sprinkle with remain parmesan.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until cooked through. You can also finish them off under the broiler for a minute or two to get them extra browned on top.
  • Serve with a veggie like these delicious fresh broccoli that I steamed. Season with a dash of fresh parsley, if desired.

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!

Full of flavor, moist, tender melt in your mouth chicken and best of all, simple to make!

10 thoughts on “Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

  1. Tillie

    Tried these with chicken thighs because that was all I had. Didnt have to cut them of course because they were already the perfect size. Lowered temp to 350 and adjusted the time a few minutes less and they turned out great!! There were a couple left when I went to bed that I’d planned to put in a salad for my lunch the next day. Ooops!! They turned up missing in the morning when I went to get them. Next time I’ll hide them. Definitely a regular on my meal plans.

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    1. Dan Post author

      Hi Barbara, i tried both, and i didn’t notice much difference. Hope it helps and please let me know how it turned out.

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    2. Mojo

      NEVER NEVER use Kraft Parmesan cheese in a can for anything. That’s not Parmesan cheese it’s saw dust. The real thing you grate yourself is so much better.

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    1. Dan Post author

      Hi Lea, i never measured exactly. It only matters to pour enough milk over to completely cover the chicken. This will need at least 20-30 minutes or a couple of hours to marinate. Hope it helps and please let me know how it turned out.

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    1. Dan Post author

      Hi Tom, it’s not necessary, but i strongly recommend it. Chicken gets much creamier and tender. Lay the chicken breasts in a shallow bowl or deep dish like a lasagna pan or roaster, then pour enough milk over to completely cover, and cover with wrap. This will need at least 20-30 minutes or a couple of hours to marinate. Hope it helps and please let me know how it turned out.

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  2. Laurie Ellis

    I sprayed the pan and maybe shouldn’t have. There was so much juice that the chicken hadn’t cooked Throughly after an hour. I also used sharp cheese. It smells good but it’s been hour and 1/2 now at 375 and after draining the juices and it’s not done yet

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