Why you’ll love this mayonnaise chicken recipe
- Normally mayonnaise chicken is made with a mix of parmesan and breadcrumbs, but the cheese really isn’t necessary to get a super crispy and delicious breading.
- This recipe is such an easy way to make a delicious baked breaded chicken breast. Instead of doing a double dip with flour and egg, you just coat the chicken breast in mayo before dipping it into seasoned breadcrumbs. It doesn’t get much easier.
- The prep time on this recipe is minimal so you have more time to prepare side dishes and even wash some dishes before you get your food on the table, which is always a good thing.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make this mayonnaise chicken recipe
Pound the chicken. To help the chicken cook more evenly, cover the raw chicken with plastic wrap and use a meat mallet – or even the bottom of a small saucepan – to pound the thicker part of the chicken breast until it’s close to the size of the thinner part.
Season the breadcrumbs. In a wide, shallow bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Use a fork or a whisk to stir until everything is evenly distributed.
Bread the chicken. Using a spoon, or even clean hands, spread the mayonnaise all over the chicken breast. Then dip the chicken into the breadcrumb mixture, turning until it’s completely coated. Then, transfer the chicken to your prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
Bake the chicken. When all the chicken is coated, put the baking sheet into the oven for about 20 minutes. About halfway through cooking, turn the chicken to allow the breadcrumbs to crisp up evenly.
Continue to bake until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165˚F. Then, remove the chicken and allow it to rest for about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.
FAQs about mayonnaise chicken
Coating the chicken breast in mayonnaise before breading and baking helps lock in the moisture. As the chicken cooks some on its natural juices will release allowing the flavor, fat and moisture from the mayonnaise to seep into the chicken leaving you with a juicy, golden chicken breast.
Mayonnaise has a few perks when putting it on chicken. As I mentioned before it will help lock in moisture, but because it has similar properties to butter and oil, will help your chicken brown perfectly.
More oven baked chicken recipes you will love
- Crispy baked chicken wings
- Garlic baked chicken legs recipe
- Oven baked chicken fajitas recipe
- Baked honey mustard chicken thighs
More dairy free chicken recipes you should try
- Chicken teriyaki bowls
- Sesame ginger lime chicken
- Chicken and chorizo risotto
- Grilled chicken tenders
No. Mayonnaise is not dairy.
But, if you think it is, you are not alone. It’s common misconception that stems from the fact that mayo needs to be refrigerated, which is something we often associate with dairy. Plus, mayo is made with eggs, which are also confused as a dairy product.
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- 4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
- Preheat oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Add breadcrumbs, cornflake crumbs and seasonings to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Cover chicken with a thin layer of mayonnaise and dip in the breadcrumb mixture to coat.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken has reached and internal temperature of 165˚F.
- Remove chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 269
- Sugar: 1.8 g
- Sodium: 908.7 mg
- Fat: 15.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 20.4 g
- Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 10.3 g
- Cholesterol: 28.4 mg
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Published: August 11, 2022. Updated: March 30, 2023.
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