Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

A few nights ago, my mom text me these pictures and told me she had made this yummy recipe for my dad and her. The two of them LOVED it and she highly recommended it to me, especially with how simple it was. When I saw the picture, I knew it was something that I needed to try. My mom said it was full of flavor, moist, and best of all, simple to make! She made it along with our roasted garlic and Parmesan asparagus!! Great job Mom, can’t wait to try this myself!!! : )



  • 4 boneless, skinlessΒ chicken breasts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (for a healthier option, use plain Greek yogurt in place of the mayo)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder



  1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise (or yogurt if substituting), cheese, and the seasonings.
  2. Spread the mixture on top of each of the chicken breasts.
  3. Place chicken into a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven, 375, for about 45 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Serve warm!!



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  1. Forrest Walter says:

    Slice the chicken through the middle from the side and slide in a big slice of Forest Ham with a little Mozzarella cheese for a different taste.

  2. Kristin says:

    Great idea!!! I bet the chicken would be SO moist and packed with flavor in the slow cooker!! Let me know how it turns out, πŸ™‚

  3. Kristin says:

    I have never tried it in the slow cooker, but depending on whether the chicken was frozen or thawed, I would cook it on low for about 6-8 hours, πŸ™‚

  4. Bill says:

    Tried this several weeks ago and it was a big hit. Lastnight i switched the mayo for Miracle Whip and the seasonings for Mc Cormicks bbq seasoning and crumpled some Applewood smoked bacon on about 3/4 the way through cooking. It disappeared quick.

  5. Kristin says:

    Ooooo that sounds AMAZING!!!! I love the addition of the bacon and bbq seasoning! I will definitely need to remember that for next time, πŸ™‚
    So glad it was a hit!!!

  6. Levi says:

    I made this last night and it was totally awesome!!! My husband said it was restuarant quality! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great and quick recipe. Too much seasoned salt for me and I had more chicken. I would also put the chicken on a rack in the pan. My guy loved it so I will be making it again substituting the mayo for Greek Yogurt. I just won’t tell him!

  8. Kristin says:

    Glad it was a success!! I have used Greek yogurt a few times in place of the mayo and never had anyone mention it tasted different, hehe. Your secret is safe with me, πŸ˜‰

  9. Ramon Gomez says:

    After reading what Forrest Walter added to the chicken, it made me think that in addition to the chicken and ham, how about adding “Ortega Chile” giving the whole concoction a little Mexican spiciness…Enjoy!

  10. Franco says:

    I have a big batch of boneless chicken breasts in the fridge and I am going to try this tomorrow. Thanks so much!

  11. Karen says:

    I need recipes for 2. That I can do in a crock pot. We spend 5 months in a motorhome with no oven. Any help will be appreciated. We eat mainly chicken. Fish. And pork chops. Not much beef.

  12. Kristin says:

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  13. Kristin says:

    Most of our recipes serve 4-6 servings, so if you were to cut them in half, it would be the perfect size for 2. I will search around for some great recipes and post a few links shortly. Have a great day!! πŸ™‚

  14. Kristin says:

    Okay, just double checked with our advertisers and just changed a few more things to prevent those ads from ever coming through. One must have slipped through as our filter was on already. Again, I apologize for that being on the page and appreciate you bringing it to our attention so it could be taken care of. Have a great day!!

  15. Lisa says:

    I make this alot and use Hellmans with olive oil and sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over it as well. Its a well known Hellmans recipe..

  16. Meredith says:

    I made this last night using Soy Free, Dairy Free, Pesto Veganaise instead of mayo, and Pampered Chef Moroccan Rub instead of seasoning salt. Total rock star results!! Will add this to regular rotation. Thanks for a great recipe. πŸ™‚

  17. Karen says:

    i love this chicken ,it’s so easy to make! What is the pasta in your picture? It looks yummy too?

  18. Kristin says:

    That is actually just pasta mixed with some butter, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese. My kids love it, so I included it with this dinner, hehe!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Indian food uses yogurt on chicken, and the Chinese use mayo on some chicken dishes. Always wondered why it was so moist!

  20. Phyllis Pippin says:

    Does the flavor stay on the skin or does it cook thru? Can you remove the skin or will it dry out?


    Made this today, I was looking for something different for my family, as we love chicken, but I get bored. I had some HUGE chicken breasts, they were about a pound each, so I cut them into smaller pieces, and did this. We all loved it. It was so juicy! I have trouble eating dry meat, so it was perfect for me! I will have to try with the Greek Yogurt, but with the Mayonnaise it was really amazing! Thank you.


    Phyllis, I used boneless skinless breasts and it wasn’t dry at all. I don’t eat skin, so I went with my normal chicken. It was amazing!!! You don’t need the skin.

  23. Kristin says:

    Hi! That is actually just spaghetti noodles cooked to al dente, drained, and then some butter, garlic cloves, and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top! Delicious and simple πŸ™‚

  24. Regina Renner says:

    I hate websites like yours that when I find a recipe that I like, I have to sign up or go to the other links; why not give us a chance to just print it. Disgusted with websites like yours that do not provide this option. Thank you for listening to my rave.

  25. Regina Renner says:

    I just put my foot in mouth; I found the link for printer friendly. Sorry about the rave.

  26. Maria says:

    Made this chicken last week and it was yummy! the chicken was tender and full of flavor! thank you for sharing.

  27. Kristin says:

    Here you go! This is using the mayonnaise, it will be much less using the Greek yogurt πŸ™‚

    Servings Per Recipe: 4
    Calories 250.2
    Calories from Fat 100
    Total Fat 11.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 93.3 mg
    Sodium 261.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 34.2 g

  28. hellersix says:

    I can’t tell if the chicken breast has skin or not. Is it boneless and skinless, or just boneless with skin?

  29. Kimmy hernreich says:

    I have yet to have tried a bad recipe from you My husband is always saying, “is this another new recipe?” And I can confidently say yes knowing that he will like yet another one. Man you are making me look like such a pro in the kitchen. Thx

  30. rose says:

    Made this tonight, it was awesome, even my picky eater (son)had some and liked it. Thank you…

  31. Amanda says:

    I was wondering when you put it in slow cooker, do you put it on high and will it take just 6 hours? (im still getting used to the crockpot)

  32. Kristin says:

    I haven’t tried it in the slow cooker, however, if the chicken is frozen, high for 6 hours should be great. If the chicken is thawed, I would do 4 hours πŸ™‚

  33. Charlie says:

    Recipe was delicious! But for the cheese lovers I added 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella to the mix.

  34. Lee says:

    Has anyone tried this with “Light” Mayo like Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise? I fear there will not be enough Oil in it to make this dish as juicy. I think the flavor of Mayo would be better than the yogurt for this dish, but the FAT in mayo raises the calories by 50%

  35. Kristin says:

    I just tried this with the light mayo last night since it was all I had on hand. It was delicious. It did change the flavor up slightly, but was still a hit with my family!!

  36. Stephie says:

    This is extremely good I fed this to my family and they loved it so much and said they wanted me to cook for them from now on thank you so much!

  37. Kristin says:

    I have heard people have tried this using both cod, trout, tilapia, etc. I have never tried it, but I am sure it is delicious!!

  38. Kristin says:

    Just depends on the size/thickness of the chicken. The chicken breasts I use are quite thick, so it takes longer, however, I have used smaller ones and it only takes about 30 minutes. πŸ™‚

  39. Barbara says:

    trying this for dinner, thanks for the recipe. we eat a lot of ch. breast so i’ll give it a try based on everyone’s responses.

  40. Tanya says:

    How would it work with chicken thighs? i dont have boneless chicken breasts. I really want to do it but not sure how it would be different with chicken thighs.

  41. Barbara says:

    Cooked last night used lite mayo, big hit so adding to regular meal plans. Quick prep, cook and clean-up a plus. Thank you for the new recipe.

  42. Karen Ury says:

    Hi Kristin, can you add me to your list!? Thanks for the recipe. Check out my website if you get the chance, you might find a new recipe or two to try!

  43. Dru says:

    The first thing I thought when taking a bite of this was that it should be in a 5 star restaurant! I use Vegenaise in place of mayo. It tastes the same but is free of soy,egg,gluten. My wife came home from work late and said she wasn’t hungry until she took a bite of this and then she started eating some of my portion as well:)

  44. Carol says:

    Sounds delightful and no more dry chicken breasts will try very very soon please add me to your mailing list.

  45. adelaide says:

    Given the religion at the top of the page, are those the only people allowed to use this recipe???

  46. Kristin says:

    No, not at all. I simply share my own beliefs, but I do not push them on others. Anyone and everyone is allowed to use these recipes and be on the page. I have lots of family friendly recipes, so be sure to look around and let me know if you try any!!
    Thanks and have a great week!!

  47. joan louise says:

    My chicken is usually dry, so I will be trying this recipe soon. QUESTION:::Can you use this recipe with bone in chicken? Thanx!

  48. yolara says:

    you can use light mayo….trust me when I say Mayo is the key for tender chicken especially over night and on the grill

  49. Mary Ellen says:

    Trying this tonight loos and sounds so yummy.
    Try using Mazritha cheese and browned butter and garlic on your pasta next time.
    Grate some cheese to mix in then sprinkle some on top.

  50. Vicki says:

    Printer friendly should not include 146 comments. Fourteen pages of comments. I recommend copy and paste!

  51. Betsy Markman says:

    I notice that you call for boneless chicken. Is it also skinless? I ask because in the photo it looks like the skin may be on, but I’ve never seen chicken sold boneless WITH skin.
    Thanks! (And I love the verses at the top of your page.)

  52. Kristin says:

    Hi!!! I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts in this recipe πŸ™‚ The “skin” you are seeing is probably just the mayonnaise coating on top that browned up a bit πŸ™‚

    Glad you enjoy the verses!!

  53. Kristin says:

    You can use as much as desired, I typically just spread it on until its a nice even layer, and there is a little bit leftover of the coating πŸ™‚

  54. Janis says:

    Great recipe. Have made this 2 nights in a row. Last night was with chicken and tonight was with pork chops. Just added a bit of italian breadcrumbs on top
    Enjoyed both of them

  55. Nancy Baker says:

    This looks so good!! But fyi, my daughter and I are both lactose intolerant and I have found that coconut milk is a great alternative in recipes like this. I buy the can of full fat coconut milk and before opening shake vigorously for about a full minute and when you open it it is thick and creamy!! It works really great and since it has no real flavor of it’s own, like tofu it takes on the flavor of whatever you use it with! I will not however give up my cheese!!

  56. Kristin says:

    This definitely is tasty! Great suggestion on using coconut milk, I love being able to have substitution ideas for meals!! I am with you on the “no giving up cheese” thought, hehe!!

  57. Kristin says:

    I used full chicken breasts in this recipe, but I know of a lot of people that have used halves, thighs, diced chicken, etc. Hope you enjoy it!!

  58. Myrtle G. says:

    Trying it now….. have to make myself behave….I want to put a full cup of Parmesan…..we love cheese….

  59. Sabby Nash says:

    This was a Great dish. Loved it! I have one question, was the mayo/ cheese spread suppose to be crispy or was it suppose to be a nice spread b/c either way it was moist & flavorful spread. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  60. Anonymous says:

    After reading the reviews….I decided to try this…it was very good..served it with rice..I did lower the salt content..other than that followed the recipe…Thanks

  61. Scifigirl1986 says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and while I liked the tangy taste to it, I thought it was way too salty. As I added the salt to the yogurt and cheese, I knew it was going to be too much for me. I think if I make it again, I will cut down on the salt–maybe use 1/2 tsp instead of 1.5 tsp’s.

  62. Caren says:

    Any recommendations on which brand of Greek yogurt works best? There’s quite a different flavor between brands…some are more tart, sour, or chalky than others.

  63. nick says:

    try adding mccormick smokehouse maple gives the chicken a sweet smokie taste my friends love it and asked me for the recipes so i just gave them this site and told them what i added to it

  64. Jeff says:

    No worries about the guy who had adult toy adds pop up. The add blocks call up advertisements from his cookies according to websites that were surfed from his computer. Too funny.

  65. Mrs. E.M.James says:

    This sounds delish, plan to make this ,as it is only the two of us since all of our children are gone, and living lives of their own.Thank you for thinking of others.

  66. Anonymous says:

    This is the best recipe for chicken. I actually fried mine in a butter/olive oil mix then kept it warm in the oven while I cooked up some roma tomatos in white wine, added a small amout of flour to thicken and served the chicken over the tomatos and spooned a litte sauce over the top. My man swears he HATES manyonaise but asks me to make this often. Thank you for the recipe

  67. Birdlover says:

    Isn’t this just a small variation on the recipe that is on the back of jars of Hellman’s Mayo? [I think the only variation is the garlic salt.]

  68. Betty says:

    I make this but one thing you missed on your recipe is that after spreading the mayo mixed with Parmesan cheese you are suppose to put bread crumbs on top …. but the best kind to use for this recipe is Panko breadcrumbs. Without the Panko breadcrumbs, all you will taste is the mayo. YUCK!

    This recipe was from Kraft Foods and like I said everything you wrote in the ingredients is fine, but you missed the Panko….. for those that didn’t like this, make it again but use breadcrumbs after spreading on the mayo and Parmesan. I guarantee you will like it.

  69. Sheri says:

    I’ve been making this for years but I use Miracle Whip and I put the Miracle Whip on the entire chicken breast and then cover them with bread crumbs. It’s my son’s favorite way for me to cook chicken.

  70. Kristen says:

    I made this recipe this evening. Not only was it simple to make, but I loved the fact that all the ingredients needed, I already had on hand! The result turned out phenomenal! The chicken was moist and the coating is what made the meal extremely tasty! My family also went back for seconds! Made it that much worth it to make. Will definitely makes again. Thank you for posting!

  71. Jean Marie says:

    I pound the chicken breasts down so they are thin, put the oven on 400, and bake for 15 minutes. Comes out completely cooked and moist. Sometimes I use honey mustard instead of mayo, gives it a bit of a kick.

  72. Terri says:

    Has anyone tried this on pieces of chicken – mainly legs and thighs? Sounds like it would be very good

  73. Jane says:

    Have baked this numerous times and can’t seem to get enough of this great taste!! It does melt in your mouth and is so easy.

  74. Marcy says:

    That was the worse chicken I ever made..Very greasy even cut down on the mayo and added 1 cup of Parmesan cheese but it sat in a pool of oil and no one in my family could even eat it…I ended up throwing it all away..What a waste. I will never make it again and advise no one else to..sorry but I had to let you know the truth

  75. Kristin says:

    Yikes, sounds like it wasn’t a hit. Sorry about that, I am not sure what would’ve happened as I make this frequently and never had that problem. What type of mayo did you use? Sorry it wasn’t yummy for you guys!

  76. Angela says:

    This is my new go to chicken recipe! I add a little hot sauce for some extra kick and it makes it extra delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  77. Anna says:

    When using a crockpot, should I add a bit of water into the bowl as well as the chicken and toppings to keep it from overcooking?

  78. Kristin says:

    I’ve actually never tried this recipe in the slow cooker. I would think that adding a bit of chicken broth, maybe 1/4 cup, would be best though!!

  79. Nana Jan says:

    Can I make this in a toaster oven. I live alone and hate using the big oven for one chicken breast?

  80. Kristin says:

    Hmmm, good question. Which cook settings do you have for your toaster oven? I have seen some that have cook settings similar to the oven such as temperature. If that’s the case, then yes. As long as the chicken gets cooked through, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. Keep me posted if you try it!

  81. Kristin says:

    Hehe, I hate admitting this, but the pasta is actually just melted butter and Parmesan over spaghetti noodles. Basic, but something my kids go crazy over, hehe!!

  82. Margie Turpin says:

    This is my next go to chicken recipe.Substituted 1 tsp. minced garlic, tsp. Bay Seasoning, 2 tsp. dried dill, 1 tsp. curry powder, and black pepper. Hubby doesn’t like parmesan cheese on his chicken. Tasted the mayo mix (used our favorite Dukes Mayo) and it was sooooo good. Can’t wait until the chicken is done. Used half a bag of frozen chicken tenders. Dredged each tender in the mayo mix to be sure every piece was nicely coated, then placed in my cast iron dutch oven. I didn’t have parmesan, seasoned salt, or garlic powder. So this is the reason for substitutes. Made my own seasoned salt (w/dill and curry powder). Thank you for sharing.

  83. Rebekah says:

    Has anyone used sour cream? Or a combination of the 3-mayo, plain yogurt & sour cream? Just a thought…:)

  84. Kristin says:

    I have only tried using both yogurt and mayo in this recipe, but don’t see why sour cream wouldn’t work as well! If you try it, be sure to keep me posted how the end result is! I always have sour cream on hand, so that would be a great alternative to use!

  85. Kristin says:

    Honestly, both work equally well, but I tend to use the grated a bit more since it blends into the mixture a bit easier and I always have it on hand!

  86. Jewlybug says:

    A huge hit a family dinner Saturday nite. Even the (sometimes) picky g’daughter LOVED it. A green salad, garlic bread & a fresh fruit salad made the dinner healthy & complete. The chicken was moist & tender. We had the leftovers for a cold lunch on Sunday.
    Tripled the mayo mix so plenty left over for another meal later this week. The mayo mix is a great base for many of the suggested substitutions. Think I’ll add the green chilis for dinner with the hubby.
    Added bread crumbs the last 15 minutes for a crunch I knew my fam would love. Gonna use the yogurt next time.
    This is an easy addition to the rotation.

  87. Ruth Zarnosky says:

    Slice half way through chicken breast, put in your favorite dressing recipe, then top with the mayo recipe…WOW! Serve with mashed potatoes & gravy & cranberry sauce…great meal

  88. Mary says:

    I’ve been waiting to try this recipe and when the time came I just so happened to have left over Knorrs spinich dip in the fridge which contains mayo. It was fabulous.

  89. Kristin says:

    I would add about 1/4 cup water if chicken is thawed. If chicken is frozen, no need to use additional water! As for garlic salt, no problem, just don’t add any additional salt as it may be a bit much. Hope you enjoy!!

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