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I love to cook. I think that’s pretty apparent, right? 🙂

And I know that I’m supposed to be the expert here. Not that writing a food blog makes me an expert, but I should know a few things since I do this for a living. So it may come as a shock when I tell you –

I struggle with cooking chicken breasts.

There. I said it. I feel a little relieved now.

But those bad boys are hard to cook. You don’t want to under-cook them. But over-cooking them is almost as big of a crime. And try as I might, I always struggle with finding that happy medium.

So needless to say, I was pretty excited when I came across this recipe. The original recipe claims that it is “melt in your mouth.” I wouldn’t go that far, but it was very moist. And I couldn’t leave the recipe alone, and I wanted a crunchy topping, so I had to add my beloved Panko breadcrumbs to the top. I definitely would not change that!!

I know a lot of people are mayonnaise haters, but even if you are, I would suggest trying this recipe. I had tried a similar method a few years ago, but with salmon. I was curious to see how it would work out with chicken. While I think the mayo flavor showed itself on the salmon recipe, I think that you would never have guessed that these chicken breasts are covered in mayo.

And while I’m sure it would still be possible to overcook these chicken breasts if you kept them in the oven way longer than you should, I definitely think that the topping makes this recipe pretty fool proof. And moist, flavorful – and I might add effortless – chicken is always a winner in my book!

Creamy Crunchy Chicken | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Creamy Crunchy Chicken
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A moist and tender chicken with a crispy topping.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 chicken breasts (6-8 oz each)
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon, sour cream, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper. Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
  3. Mix together the Panko and the Parmesan. Sprinkle over the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 45 minutes.
inspired by food.com

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34 Responses to Creamy Crunchy Chicken

  1. This looks like a great chicken dish! I also have a “fear” of cooking chicken but am slowly becoming more confident. Recipes like this that are a bit harder to mess up definitely help. 🙂 Delish!

  2. Tieghan says:

    Look sos good! I love chicken with a crunch!

    Oh and don’t worry, you are not alone I pretty much over cook my chicken every time. I can never seem to get it just right!

  3. Tracey says:

    I agree, chicken *can* be tricky to cook! I obsessively check the temperature to try and avoid overcooking, but it still happens sometimes. I love the combination of the mayo and crunchy panko topping on this one, it sounds delicious!

  4. Nat says:

    The corn/bacon side dish looks GREAT! Do you have a recipe for that one?

  5. Trina A says:

    Please Please PLEASE… post the recipe for that side dish! Or… if you have what is it called. Looks so good, corn, bacon…yum!

  6. Chicken breast is such a diffcult meat. Over cooked and flavourless is so often served. My trick is poaching (once boiled, turn off and put in chicken for 20 so minutes) in flavoured liquid to prevent over cooking.
    However the crunchy part is hard to achieve. Panko is great!

  7. Looks and sounds delicious!

  8. Fantastic recipe, Deborah! This chicken looks so delicious and is definitely something I’d love to make! Another favorite in this house is dijon mustard mixed with melted butter and honey, coated in panko and baked. Just thinking about it is making me hungry!

  9. Chicken looks amazing! One of my favorite things to cook. Can’t wait for the side dish recipe next week!!

  10. Mary B. says:

    I am so excited to have this recipe! Will fix for dinner this evening!! Thank you so much!

  11. Ramona Ham says:

    I, like so many others here, can NOT wait for that side dish recipe! Looks amazing!! I’ll be watching & waiting.

  12. Joanne says:

    My mom never really mastered the chicken breast either and that was pretty much all she ever cooked so…yeah. Sounds like a winning recipe to me!

  13. Chels R. says:

    That chicken looks so so good! Gonna have to try that one! And OMG- That Corn and Bacon Salad looks incredible!! Please blog that soon!

  14. Love the crunchy panko coating!

  15. Deb that side dish is calling me.
    I know I always comment on the side dishes LOL (sorry)

  16. Just like in a restaurant the side dish is how I choose my entree. The chicken looks great, too!

  17. I almost always use mayo to dip my chicken in when I create a breaded chicken! It makes for the most fail proof, juiciest chicken ever! Also, one of my favorite ‘go-to’ tilapia recipes is also coated in mayo, a chili-lime mayo! PS- I can’t wait to see that side dish recipe! Looks crazy good!

  18. This looks like a quick trip to the Family Favorites list!

  19. Jaclyn says:

    This looks delicious! I love the other chicken recipes at the bottom, I want to try all of them – especially the feta stuffed chicken. Yum!!

  20. I definitely struggle with chicken breasts too! Can’t wait to try your version though!

  21. Nutmeg nanny says:

    The name says it all! I love creamy, crunchy chicken 🙂 It looks fantastic!

  22. christie says:

    looks great always looking for new chicken recipes

  23. Sara says:

    This chicken is fantastic! I made it tonight and featured it on my blog!

  24. katey says:

    have you posted the recipe for that bacony corny side dish yet if so where can i find it 🙂

  25. Jean Blythe says:

    I tried that and it was delicious. I have made fish like that but for some reason, never even thought about chicken.

  26. Chi says:

    Tried it and loved it. Thanks

  27. gloria says:

    quick question. how often do you do replys. I want to try this and need to know if I cover before placing in oven or cook uncovered. new at this. thanks

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