Chicken breast recipes can be hit or miss. But this recipe is flawless every time.

A blend of mayo, Parmesan, and seasonings guarantees unbelievably moist and tender chicken that literally melts in your mouth.

Sure, it’s not the healthiest way to cook chicken, but come on, live a little!

Trust me, it’s worth every calorie.

Do you know what else makes this dish a must-try? It’s effortless to make. Just 5 minutes of prep, and the oven takes care of the rest.

If you only cook one thing this week, let it be melt in your mouth chicken.

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

Melt in your mouth chicken is a fun recipe that’s been around for ages. Its origins are unclear, but I’m glad whoever came up with it did. 

The idea of topping chicken breast with mayo and parmesan is pure genius!

The mixture turns beautifully golden post-baking, and it smells phenomenal, too. 

It’s not crispy like chicken Milanese, but the flavor is so rich, so creamy, and so addictive!

More importantly… OMG… the chicken is insanely tender and moist! That’s something that’s hard to come by with baked chicken breast. 

Did your dish turn out too runny? That’s okay, it happens.

Chicken releases its juices during baking, and all of it gets stuck in the baking dish. Here are some ways to avoid having too much juice:

Do not overcrowd the baking dish. If you’re doubling the recipe, make sure to use a bigger dish.

Pan-sear the chicken beforehand. This will seal in the juices, preventing them from leaking out during baking.

If, despite all these efforts, the dish is still runny, simply drain the liquid.

Tips for the Best Chicken

Get a block of parmesan and grate it yourself. Pre-grated parmesan won’t melt as well as freshly-grated cheese. It’s pricier, too!

Be sure it’s cooked all the way through by checking it with a meat thermometer. The temperature should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cook times vary depending on how thick or thin the meat is. This is why a meat thermometer is extra handy.

This recipe is a great make-ahead dish. Make the topping, spread it over the chicken, cover the baking dish in plastic wrap, and refrigerate. You can prepare the dish up to a day in advance. Pop it in the oven when you’re ready to bake!

Add more herbs and seasonings to taste. Thyme, rosemary, cumin, Italian seasoning, paprika, and lemon slices all add great flavor to the chicken. Have fun with it, and feel free to mix and match!

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken Recipe 

Melt In Mouth Chicken Recipe

Servings: 4servings

Prep time: 10min

Cooking time: 45min

Calories: 250kcal

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the chicken breast halves in a single layer in a baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until combined.
  4. Spread the mayo/yogurt mixture evenly over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the topping has browned and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


You can substitute Greek yogurt or sour cream for mayo.

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