Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Mayo

Chicken is a great choice anytime; however, it often feels boring, doesn’t it?

There are various cooking ways, but if you want to make your dinner more appealing, I suggest this chicken seasoned with parmesan and mayonnaise.

Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and little breadcrumbs will make the chicken a perfect choice for a weekend meal. Together, they create a crispy layer over the chicken, which gives a delicious crunch.

With this combination of components, I am confident I will get tasty and crispy results without failure. Additionally, this recipe is extremely easy to make, and you can allow the oven to take care of the work. This is my favorite type of recipe!

It has flavorful and savory that just has the perfect combination of fresh and salty Your basic portion of chicken dinner is now an upgrade of three ingredients. We’re ready to cook!

Easy Ways To Make Chicken Crunch More Delicious

My favorite trick is to make use of breadcrumbs. You can use basic ones or make use of panko breadcrumbs. For added benefit, it is possible to use the breadcrumbs or even make them toast before use.

For toasting the breadcrumbs, sprinkle them on a dry skillet, then cook for a couple of minutes on the stove. This will ensure that the breadcrumbs are golden brown and provide them with additional crunch.

The other trick is within the baking process itself. If you are using frozen chicken, it might simply have too much water when it has been thawed. The water can cause the chicken to be dry and will cause the crust to be ruined by parmesan.

Of course, the most effective method would be to grill the chicken in the oven-safe wire rack instead of directly placing it on the baking sheet. Place the rack over a baking pan, and then place the chicken on top. Bake according to the recipe.

The rack allows the hot air to circulate around the chicken, which makes it crisper. If you have freshly cooked chicken, it can be placed on a baking tray. However, you are free to try this method as well.

What You Need For Parmesan Crusted Chicken

When you’re looking for a delicious chicken dinner, the ingredients are essential. Do not skimp or make do with less than perfect ingredients, or you’ll be evident, and your dinner will be ruined.

Parmesan Cheese

Be sure to use freshly grated parmesan cheese. That likely means you need to cut the cheese yourself.

Avoid the packaged shredded parmesan, which is essentially a parmesan powdery sand. It is not tasty, doesn’t look nice, and will not produce the results you want.

If you don’t have enough time to shred or grate parmesan, or perhaps you dislike doing it, I recommend using a food processor to complete this task quickly.


Make use of bones and skin-free meatless chicken breasts. If your chicken is too large, chop it into two pieces to make it thinner, approx 3 ounces of chicken.

Instead of chicken fillets, you could also make tenders made of chicken or make them with boneless and skinless chicken thighs. Since chicken thighs tend to be slightly heavier, I recommend you press them to reduce their thickness.

Additionally, as a short note: the thighs require longer to cook than chicken breast fillets. If you’re cooking thighs, ensure you extend the baking time by approximately 6 to 7 minutes.

As previously mentioned above, you can use panko breadcrumbs or plain. Plain breadcrumbs can impart an airy crispness, while the panko breadcrumbs will add more crunch. Of course, you can make use of both.

If you’re looking to make this recipe gluten-free, it is possible to make a substitution of almond flour for breadcrumbs.


This is a simple recipe. You can pick any mayonnaise you prefer. You can use your favorite brand or create your own.

The Making of Parmesan Crusted Chicken – The Basic Method

As previously mentioned, if you have a big cut of chicken, you need to cut the chicken in half to create smaller pieces. It’s much more straightforward to cut than to pound the chicken more, which means that the chicken cooks more quickly.

After cutting the chicken in half, sprinkle it by adding salt as well as pepper. I didn’t add any herbs to this recipe because I wanted to test the taste of the parmesan. If you’d like, then you could use the desired herbs or use the winning recipe: parmesan and oregano or basil.

In a bowl, mix parmesan and mayonnaise. Smear the mixture on the chicken. Dust the meat with breadcrumbs, then place it in a parchment-lined baking pan.

After that, the oven can do the rest. Bake the chicken, then serve it warm.

The Best Way to Cook Your Chicken

Chicken can be served with freshly baked potato, pasta cooked, or even a fresh salad and bread rolls as an accompanying plate. We love a delicious Vienna roll ourselves!

It’s always possible to go against the norm and have some cold dishes, such as this spaghetti linguine salad. It’s a bit unconventional; however, don’t let that stop you from trying it. Sometimes, it’s the unexpected combination that can really create a dinner.

How to Create Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Mayo

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

If your chicken pieces aren’t thick enough, cut them in half.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Within a bowl mix parmesan and mayonnaise in a bowl. If you’re using other herbs, you can include them in this step.

Sprinkle the mixture all over the chicken. The chicken can be placed on the baking tray first to only coat the top or completely coat the chicken in the mix.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top.

Roast the bird for between 20 and 25 mins or until the chicken is cooked.

Step 3

Serve warm on a plate.

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