Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken is such an easy dinner recipe. Chicken breasts stay juicy from a crunchy coating of mayo, parmesan cheese, and seasoned breadcrumbs.

2 baked chicken breasts with parmesan topping

These chicken breasts stay juicy thanks to a crispy flavorful crust made from just a few common ingredients.  This recipe can be made in about 30 minutes so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Everyone loves this chicken, even picky kids.

How To Make Parmesan Crusted Chicken With Mayo

*Note:  The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Place boneless skinless chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  • Coat the top of the chicken with mayonnaise.

mayo being spread over uncooked chicken breasts in a baking dish

  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the mayo.
  • Top with a layer of Italian seasoned Panko breadcrumbs.

mayo, parmesan, and breadcrumbs sprinkled over uncooked chicken in a baking dish

  • Bake until the top is crispy and golden brown.

Can This Be Made Ahead Of Time

I would not recommend it.  This dish only takes about 5 minutes to prepare so I would not try to do it ahead of time.  To get that great crunchy topping, the chicken needs to go into the oven soon after the breadcrumbs are added.

How To Store Leftovers

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat

The crunchy topping is best when it is fresh out of the oven. When reheating, the oven is also the best method.

If frozen, transfer the chicken to the refrigerator to thaw the day before you want to reheat it.

Place the thawed chicken in a broiler safe baking dish or baking sheet.  Reheat in a 300°F oven until the chicken is warmed through (about 15 minutes).  Then, switch the oven to broil.  Broil the chicken until the topping is crisp.

baked parmesan crusted chicken breast on a plate

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2 baked chicken breasts with parmesan topping

Parmesan Baked Chicken with Mayo Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken is such an easy dinner recipe. Chicken breasts stay juicy from a crunchy coating of mayo, parmesan cheese, and seasoned breadcrumbs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Servings 4 servings
Calories 299 kcal


  • 4 (5 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts or cutlets
  • 4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned Panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees°F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken in the baking dish. Spread the mayo evenly over the chicken. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over the chicken. Then, sprinkle evenly with the breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees°F.


Serving: 1/4th of the recipe | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dinner, Entree
Keyword baked chicken recipe, baked chicken with mayonnaise, parmesan crusted chicken
Cuisine American, Italian
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    I have made your recipe so often. Everyone always oohs and ahhs at how flavorful and moist the chicken is. Thank you for this delicious recipe!!

  2. This is the BEST and most TENDER and JUICY chicken recipe EVER!!! I originally got the recipe off of a jar of Hellman’s mayo. This is a must-try as you will continue to make it as you will not be able to get enough!!! Definitely a crowd pleaser!!!

  3. Made this last night and it was soooo good! Definitely a recipe I will use again and again. Easy and quick to make.

  4. Love the fact that you placed information as to how long it can be stored in the fridge or freezer!!! Great useful information!!!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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