Simple Chicken Mayo with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs

Background and History:

Simple Chicken Mayo with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs is a dish that combines the rich, creamy flavor of mayonnaise with the crispy texture of bread crumbs. While there may not be a specific historical origin for this particular recipe, it reflects a classic approach to coating chicken for a delightful crunch. The combination of mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs creates a flavorful and easy-to-prepare meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray (olive oil or vegetable oil)

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Using a brush or a spoon, coat the top of each chicken breast with the mayonnaise mixture. Ensure they are evenly and generously covered.
  5. Bake the chicken breasts in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until they are cooked through and the tops are golden and crispy.
  6. About halfway through the cooking time, you can drizzle a little olive oil or cooking spray on the tops for extra crispiness.
  7. Once done, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

(Per serving, based on 4 servings)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g

Notes:

  • You can customize the seasonings in the mayonnaise mixture to your liking, adding herbs or spices for extra flavor.
  • Consider serving the chicken with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad.

Allergy Warning:

This dish contains eggs and dairy (mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese), which can be allergens for some individuals. Ensure there are no allergies to any of the ingredients used, and consider omitting or substituting any problematic components accordingly.

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