Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe -
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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"The simplest and most savory way to dress up chicken breasts for a quick supper is just to top them with mayonnaise, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, and bake. Dinner will be ready in 30 minutes or less."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl.
  3. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
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  • Also terrific with Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise.
  • Tip: Omit Parmesan cheese and have Magically Moist Chicken on table in less than 30 minutes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2011

This is a great idea! At first I thought the mayo was going to make the chicken too greasy but really it crisps up nice! The only variation to improve is too butterfly the chicken breasts so each will taste more seasoned. Also rather than top with mayo and bread crumb mix dip chicken in mayo both sides then cover in bread crumb mix on both sides as well. Very Good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2011

I’m generally very impressed with Hellmann’s recipes, but this time not so much. So I changed it up big time I guess. I salted and peppered the chicken breasts, then spread them with mayonnaise to which I added fresh minced garlic. I mixed panko bread crumbs and the grated Parmesan in a ratio of 2:1, and added fresh oregano, parsley and rosemary, topping each of the chicken breasts as the recipe directs. I gave them a drizzle of olive oil before popping them in the oven. I much preferred that method and those fresh ingredients rather than mixing the cheese in with the mayonnaise and using Italian seasoned bread crumbs which I don’t think I would have cared for. I sliced the chicken and served it over “Spinach Ranch Salad,” also from this site, and “Broccoli Cheese Soup V.”

Nov 07, 2011

Although I made some changes, I am rating this more for myself. I used miracle whip, personal preference. Also mixed in some garlic powder, pepper and dried basil. I then rolled the chicken pieces in the parmesan cheese. I left out the bread crumbs altogether. I had sliced the chicken breast into 4 pieces to have more coating so the cooking time was good for me. Very nice flavor, quick and easy. A keeper.

Nov 06, 2011

This was so much better than expected. I am nervous about serving rare/raw chicken so I cooked for 45 min at 350 degrees (accurate for my oven, at least) and my husband loved it. Loved it! I was a little weary about using mayonnaise but the finished product really was delicious. I added some salt & pepper and served with peas & carrots, and a dinner roll. Delicious! Makes a great, balanced meal and can be calorie controlled for those who wish.

Nov 06, 2011

This is such a great recipe! My Mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid. I usually go an egg wash, but I thought I'd give the mayo a try just for old times sake and to see what my husband thought. I used more bread crumbs and added more seasoning to to them (parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary). I also opted to use Hellman's light mayo and light Parmesan cheese. I sprayed the bottom of the baking dish with Pam so nothing would stick and these came out moist and delicious - perfect with a side of twice baked potates and a salad.

Nov 06, 2011

Tastey recipe. I used exact ingredients in recipe) but prepared a little differently because of lack of time. I rolled chicken in mayo and dipped them in mixture of parmesan and bread crumbs. I then cooked it on a george foreman grill. I've never tried anything breaded on my GF grill, but it turned out perfectly and took less than 10 minutes cook time! By the way, I used PANKO Italian seasoned bread crumbs which have a much better texture than regular bread crumbs.

Nov 14, 2011

Omg! This was to die for! I always read the other reviews and many times revise the recipe based on the other ones, but I didn't change much on this one. I added some spices (oregano, parsley, garlic, salt & pepper) my husband loved it, I loved it too, and I'm not a big fan of meat, but this really was amazing! It's a keeper!

Nov 13, 2011

Wonderful! I added more seasonings to the Mayo mix: seasoning salt, garlic powder, dash of cayenne and some lemon pepper.. coated chicken in mayo mix, and tossed them in a ziplock with bread crumbs. Sprinkle some paprika on top for a fancier look.. baked on rack over cookie sheet so the bottoms didn't get soggy- there are none for leftovers! will be making this again.


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 31.6 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 374 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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