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Parmesan Crusted Chicken (Without Breadcrumbs)

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken | easy chicken dinner
One of the easiest chicken dinners, on the table in 30 minutes and definitely a crowd-pleaser!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | easy chicken dinner

This post was originally published in 2013, but I wanted to update the photos, the recipe and the story a bit. 

Can I share a total midwest recipe with you?

I know, I live in LA – land of green juice and salads – and I want to share a recipe that is comprised of mayonnaise and cheese. But let’s call it parmesan crusted chicken and pretend it’s fancier than it really is. And then parmesan crusted chicken without breadcrumbs? Sounds about right for LA, don’t you think?

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | easy chicken dinner

As much as I drink the “green juice and salad” kool-aid there are times when I enjoy some good old comfort food.

And an easy dinner. I know I’m not the only one who loves an easy, no-fuss recipe for busy weeknights.

So what is this famous parmesan crusted chicken (without breadcrumbs)?

The parmesan crusted chicken is as simple as it gets: mix together mayo + parmesan cheese, top chicken (or fish – this mixture is also amazing on fish) and bake! It may not be made with the healthiest of ingredients, but I’m not one to fret about some mayonnaise and I don’t think you should either. (If you are looking for more chicken recipes, find them here!)

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | easy chicken dinner

The chicken is flavorful and juicy and all it needs is a few simple sides. I usually stick with some sort of green vegetable and a nutritious starch. To keep it really easy, roast sweet potato wedges while you are cooking the chicken and half-way through, throw the asparagus in the oven, too!

Parmesan Crusted Chicken | easy chicken dinner

I hope you like this recipe as much as we do!

Be sure to tag me on social media (@myeverydaytable or #myeverydaytable) when you make this parmesan crusted chicken without breadcrumbs. I love to see your creations! 

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika (I always use smoked paprika)
  • black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, paprika and black pepper.
  3. Divide mayonnaise mixture onto chicken and bake for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Broil for a minute or two if desired.


  • Calories: 337
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Fat: 19 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Protein: 39 grams
  • Cholesterol: 104 mg

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