Background and History:
Simple Chicken Mayo with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs is a delightful and easy-to-prepare dish that combines the creamy richness of mayonnaise with the savory flavors of Parmesan cheese and crispy bread crumbs. While the exact origin of this dish is unclear, it’s a popular home-cooked favorite known for its simplicity and delicious taste.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
- Coat each chicken breast with the mayonnaise mixture, ensuring they are evenly covered.
- Place the bread crumbs in a shallow dish and press the mayo-coated chicken into the bread crumbs, making sure they are well coated.
- Arrange the breaded chicken breasts on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the bread crumbs are golden and crispy.
- Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)
- Calories: 450
- Total Fat: 30g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 90mg
- Sodium: 550mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 16g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 30g
- This dish pairs well with a variety of sides, such as roasted vegetables, salad, or pasta.
- Be mindful of any allergies to chicken, dairy, or bread products among your diners. Adjust the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.