Parmesan Chicken With Mayo Recipe

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Parmesan Chicken With Mayo Recipe – I am always looking for new recipes to try out and this recipe for Parmesan Chicken With Mayo is a great way to cook chicken pieces if you have a busy schedule and don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. This is also a really easy recipe for Parmesan Chicken With Mayo to make which adds to the appeal for me.

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

This parmesan crusted chicken recipe is perfect to make for any day of the week. From the kitchen to your table will only take 35 minutes. Easy and delicious, does it get any better?

There are some nights I find it cathartic to come home and whip up a fancy meal, but other nights I want to binge watch something on TV.

Baked Chicken Breasts

Garlic Parmesan Chicken is a baked breaded chicken recipe that has been used by busy moms for decades. Sometimes called Mayo Chicken, Mayonnaise Chicken or even Hellman’s Chicken because it was created by the iconic mayonnaise brand.

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Mayonnaise, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, salt & pepper, Italian breadcrumbs, and boneless skinless chicken breast. Six ingredients, that’s all you need to make this deliciously easy and tender baked chicken recipe.

Parmesan Breading for Chicken

This recipe doesn’t use your typical process of breading, flour, egg and then bread crumbs. Instead it uses what I call a mayonnaise hack.

baked mayonnaise chicken on a baking sheet

Mayonnaise is made with eggs and oil so it accomplish two goals. The first is to hold all your yummy bread crumb seasoning in place and the second is to keep your chicken juicy and moist.

No melting off the sides like some sauces would, it actually bakes up and holds it all!

Hellman's mayo chicken on a white plate with asparagus

Make Mayonnaise Chicken

First, you’ll want to tenderize or pound out your chicken breasts for two reasons.

The first reason is that boneless skinless chicken breasts are a fairly uneven shape with one end tapering off and being super thin with the other up to 2 inches in diameter.

garlic parmesan chicken on a white plate with asparagus

In order for the thickest part to cook fully the tapered end starts to get dry and rubbery. If your entire breast is the same thickness, this does not happen and you get juicy baked chicken through and through.

PRO TIP: If you don’t want to tenderize, use a sharp knife and cut breasts in half lengthwise.

The second reason is that is breaks down fibers that can otherwise be perceived as chewy. The breast will be quite large after flattening, so I typically cut them in half to be more manageable.

Mayo Chicken Topping

Season your chicken with salt and pepper.

Next you’ll mix up mayonnaise, garlic and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

Spread it evenly on top of each chicken breast.

parmesan mayo on chicken breasts

Spoon seasoned bread crumbs on top of garlic mayo and press lightly to adhere.

putting seasoned bread crumbs onto chicken breasts

Bake them up and that is it!

What to serve with chicken:

I like to pair mine with something green like asparagus or a leafy salad.

Easy parmesan chicken with herb salad

This simple “crumbed” chicken uses no flour, no egg… and even no crumbs. Match it with a salad full of herbs and it makes for a simple and deceptively light meal.

SERVES

PREPARATION

15MIN

COOKING

15MIN

SKILL LEVEL

EASY

  • 2small chicken breasts
  • 120 g(½ cup) Japanese mayonnaise, plus extra to serve 
  • 100 g(1 cup) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbspolive oil
  • Ground black pepper, to season

Herb salad

  • 1tomato
  • ¼ tspsalt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 tspred wine vinegar
  • 1 tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cupsrocket
  • ½ cuppicked basil leaves
  • ½ cuppicked parsley leaves
  • ½ cuppicked dill sprigs

Cook’s notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.

Instructions

  1. For the herb salad, place the tomato, salt and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Place the pulp in a sieve lined with paper towel or muslin over a small bowl. Set aside to drain or refrigerate to drain overnight if time permits.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Place the mayonnaise and parmesan on separate plates. Coat the chicken all over in the mayonnaise and then in the parmesan, pressing to coat firmly.  
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add the oil. Fry the chicken, two pieces at a time, for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side or until the parmesan is crisp and the chicken is cooked through. Season well with black pepper. 
  4. For the salad, combine the tomato water with the red wine vinegar and olive oil. Place the rocket and herbs in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss to coat. 
  5. Serve the parmesan chicken with the herb salad and Japanese mayonnaise on the side.  

MAYO PARMESAN CHICKEN KETO & LOW CARB RECIPE ONLY 3-INGREDIENTS

Juicy chicken breast in a creamy mayo and crusted with parmesan cheese. This mayo parmesan chicken keto recipe is the perfect weeknight low carb meal that requires only a few minutes of preparation and is so easy that it’s practically impossible to mess up!

Best keto mayo chicken 

This low carb mayo parmesan chicken recipe has been a favorite of my family for a while now and for a good reason. Firstly, it’s so simple to throw together on a busy weeknight when I just can’t spend more than 5 minutes preparing dinner (This dish doesn’t require any babysitting when it’s cooking!)

Secondly, it only uses 3 ingredients that most people already have at home and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients that you need to make a trip to the shop for.

And thirdly, it’s just freaking delicious! It’s got juicy chicken breast with crunchy parmesan topping. The taste is quite similar to a chicken parmesan but it’s 100x easier to make and doesn’t use any breadcrumbs.

You really have no excuse not to try out this easy baked chicken breast with mayo and parmesan cheese recipe! 

Is Mayo keto-friendly?

Most brands of mayo are ok for keto, just make sure the mayo you use contains no added sugar or syrups. Mayo is naturally very high in fat so it makes a great condiment for the keto diet.

Can Mayo be baked?

Mayo is essentially just oil and eggs so there’s no reason it can’t be baked! In fact, you can even use it in various cakes and pastries as well as a marinade like we do in this baked mayo parmesan chicken without breadcrumbs recipe.

Which Mayo is best for Keto?

There are so many great brands out there that are totally OK for keto. I like to use Duke’s as it’s got no added sugar and is readily available at most major supermarkets. 

Some keto dieters swear by only using mayonnaise that’s made with avocado oil. If you want to try a good avocado oil mayo, this one is a good pick.

Melt in your mouth keto mayo chicken with just 3-ingredients. This low carb parmesan chicken with mayo is so easy to make and takes less than 5 minutes or prep time so you can enjoy a really quick keto dinner!

Low carb parmesan chicken with mayo shopping list

Since this recipe only uses 3 ingredients, make sure you use the best kind that you have available. 

  • Chicken breast –  Use skinless, boneless chicken breasts with about 7-8 oz raw weight each.
  • Mayo – I use Duke’s mayonnaise, but any kind of mayo is fine, as long as it’s got no added sugars.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Fresh is the best, I didn’t have any fresh this time so I use the pre-shredded one and it’s not as nice as when made with fresh parmesan. 
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning the chicken

Melt in your mouth keto mayo chicken with just 3-ingredients. This low carb parmesan chicken with mayo is so easy to make and takes less than 5 minutes or prep time so you can enjoy a really quick keto dinner!

How to make the chicken mayo parmesan keto recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Wash chicken breast under cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. To make the keto chicken marinade with mayo: in a medium-sized bowl, use your hands to cover the chicken breasts with mayonnaise. Make sure the chicken is fully covered in mayo in a nice even layer.
  4. Lightly grease a baking dish with some oil and place the chicken breasts into it. Sprinkle equal amounts of shredded parmesan cheese onto each chicken breast.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the parmesan cheese has turned golden brown. (If you have a meat thermometer it should read 165°F at the thickest part of the chicken to make sure it’s fully cooked and safe to eat)
This easy mayo parmesan chicken keto recipe is to die for!! You need to try this chicken mayo parmesan keto recipe, it’s so tender and juicy and will just melt in your mouth!

What can I serve on the side of keto mayo chicken parmesan?

This keto parmesan crusted chicken with mayo tastes great with some cauliflower rice or mash, broccoli, green beans, avocado or a simple fresh salad.

Keto parmesan crusted chicken with mayo tips, how to make it extra juicy:

If you have some spare time, soak the chicken breast in a brine made up from a cup of water and a teaspoon of salt for 30 minutes before marinating your chicken. After it’s done soaking in the brine, pat dry with a paper towel and marinate with the mayo mixture.

This process will result in an incredibly juicy chicken breast.

YIELD: 2

Mayo Parmesan Chicken Keto & Low Carb Recipe Only 3-Ingredients

Melt in your mouth keto mayo chicken with just 3-ingredients. This low carb parmesan chicken with mayo is so easy to make and takes less than 5 minutes or prep time so you can enjoy a really quick keto dinner!

This is the best mayo parmesan chicken keto repice you will ever try! Deliciously juicy chicken breast covered in rich mayo and crunchy golden parmesan cheese. You need to try this crazy-good recipe ASAP! It’s a huge crowd pleaser too and so easy to make!

PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME40 minutes

TOTAL TIME45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless) (about 8 oz each)
  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  1. Wash chicken breast under cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, use your hands to cover the chicken breasts with mayonnaise. Make sure the chicken is fully covered in mayo in a nice even layer.
  3. Lightly grease a baking dish with some oil and place the chicken breasts into it. Sprinkle equal amounts of shredded parmesan cheese onto each chicken breast.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the parmesan cheese has turned golden brown. (If you have a meat thermometer it should read 165°F at the thickest part of the chicken to make sure it’s fully cooked and safe to eat)

Notes

You can substitute the breast for chicken thighs for a more juicy and fatty meal. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are the best cut to use for this particular recipe.

Make sure the chicken is fully cooked and not pink before eating!

This keto mayo chicken tastes the best when served right out of the oven.

This recipe serves just 2 people, double it to make enough for the whole family.

Serve with a fresh salad, cauliflower rice, broccoli, green beans or some zoodles.

Nutrition Information:

YIELD:

 2
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 425TOTAL FAT: 26.5gCARBOHYDRATES: 0.5gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 0.5gPROTEIN: 42g

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders recipe is an easy, protein loaded, low carb meal for any day of the week.  It pairs perfectly with our spicy Japanese mayo dipping sauce and it’s so easy to make!

Looking for a different way to prepare chicken tenders without a carbohydrates filled coating or deep fried in oil?

This recipe replaces the usual all purpose flour and breadcrumbs for a healthier, low carb alternative.

Oven baked Parmesan crusted chicken strips served on a white plate with spicy mayo dipping sauce.

To take it to the next level, I added a spicy mayo dipping sauce that takes the chicken tenders to the next level.

Each piece is under 1g carbs so don’t wait, make this delicious recipe today!

What is Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders?

Chicken tenders are coated in a simple mixture of almond flour, egg, and shredded parmesan cheese.  It is then baked in the oven until golden brown with a cheesy crust.

These are a healthy, low carb friendly alternative to the traditional fried chicken tenders and are very easy to make.

What ingredients are used for this Parmesan crusted chicken tenders recipe?

  • Chicken Thigh – cut into 1/2 inch thick strips. Chicken thighs are the preferred meat for this recipe because it tends to be juicer and more tender.  If you prefer, chicken breast works well too.
  • Salt – giving the chicken a sprinkle of salt enhances the chicken and gives it more flavor.
  • Black Pepper – fine or course black pepper
  • Almond Flour – finely sifted and blanched works best.
  • Egg – eggs are beaten in a bowl and used as a binding agent for the chicken tenders.
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese – grate your own Parmesan cheese or buy pre-shredded sold in Supermarkets.
Boneless chicken thigh being prepped to be used in a Parmesan crusted chicken tender recipe.

What type of chicken should I use to make this recipe?

You can use chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts if you prefer.

My tip is to use chicken thighs and cut them into tenderloins for ultra juicy and soft chicken tenders that are not only delicious but also high in protein and potassium.

What kind of dipping sauce do you use with these Parmesan chicken tenders?

  • Spicy Mayo Sauce (included in recipe below) – a sriracha and mayo based dipping sauce.
  • Ketchup – use regular tomato ketchup or sugar-free ketchup to stay low carb and sugar-free.
  • Honey Mustard Sauce – you can find honey mustard at local supermarkets.
  • Ranch Dressing – ranch is a classic chicken tender dipping sauce and compliments these parmesan chicken tenders perfectly.
  • Marinara Sauce – make your own or just buy marinara in a jar.  Don’t forget to warm it up!
Parmesan crusted chicken tenders on a baking tray ready to be baked.

How do you make a low carb friendly panko crust?

This recipe replaces traditional all purpose flour and bread crumbs (panko) for almond flour and shredded parmesan cheese to make a low carb friendly crust that is packed with protein, and calcium.

What temp should chicken be when done?

Chicken is fully cooked and safe to consume when a thermometer measures 165F in the center.

Did you have any tips in making this Parmesan crusted chicken tender recipe?

  • For best results, use freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Use a high quality silicone baking mat to avoid melted cheese sticking the oven tray.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check chicken is done to 165F.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking tray when cooking.  If doubling the recipe, cook in batches.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerators in an airtight container.

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