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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe | Fast & Easy Dinner!

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken is so yummy and you can’t beat how fast and easy it is to prepare. It’s perfect for busy nights!

Oh my goodness. I made the most delicious chicken last night. It was so yummy and so easy.

It literally only took five minutes to prep and about 30 minutes to bake. It was fast and easy and that’s exactly what I need in my life!

Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

If you’re looking for something good to cook for dinner tonight, I highly recommend this recipe.

The chicken comes out slightly crispy, yet incredibly moist and juicy on the inside.

It only requires 4 ingredients — mayo, parmesan cheese, Italian bread crumbs, and chicken breasts.

With so few ingredients, it’s one of those meals you can easily throw together last minute!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Hellmann’s 


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

To get started, heat your oven to 425 degrees. Place chicken on a baking sheet or in a glass dish (I like to use a Pyrex dish).

In a medium bowl, mix the mayo and parmesan cheese.

Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts, and then sprinkle Italian bread crumbs over the top.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

The topping helps keep the chicken moist and juicy. It comes out a little crispy and so full of flavor!

Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken - yummy 20 minute dinner recipe

We paired our chicken with golden corn and creamy parmesan noodles. It was a huge hit among the entire family!

Everyone thought it was absolutely delicious, so I will definitely be making it again!

Check Out These Simple Recipe Variations

Don’t like mayo? 

You can substitute the mayo with Miracle Whip, sour cream, or Greek yogurt (a great low-fat option!).

Can’t have dairy?

You can easily swap the mayo and parmesan cheese with vegan mayo and vegan cheese.

Want to spice it up a bit?

Before topping chicken with the mayo and cheese mixture, sprinkle with spices such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, or your favorite spice blend.

Don’t have breadcrumbs?

You can substitute the breadcrumbs with panko or crushed crackers, chips, or nuts (I recommend almonds, pecans, walnuts, or cashews).

Looking for a Keto-friendly version of this recipe?

This recipe is already super keto-friendly, minus the breadcrumbs. Simply swap the breadcrumbs with crushed pork rinds and you have a yummy, low-carb dinner!

Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken is so yummy and you can't beat how fast and easy it is to prepare. It's perfect for busy nights!


  • 1/2 c. real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.
  3. Combine mayonnaise with parmesan cheese in medium bowl.
  4. Evenly top chicken with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 34g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Have you tried this recipe? I’d love to hear what you think!

Easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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