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Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken (VIDEO)

I saw variations of this Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken with rave reviews all over the internet, so here’s my version of this dish that the internet feels is the best baked chicken! And this tasty chicken is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and can be South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one. 

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Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

In case you missed my welcome to 2017 post about how I want my blog to work for people who follow different types of carb-conscious diets, one thing I mentioned is that the South Beach Diet was sold to a company that sells pre-packaged meals. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of South Beach Diet fans still around, and recently I discovered two very active Facebook groups for South Beach Diet friendly recipes and South Beach Diet Support.

And it was in one of those groups where someone shared a chicken recipe in a comment that really caught my eye. Of course if you know me at all you could guess it was partly the use of mayonnaise as an ingredient to keep chicken moist in the oven that appealed to me. I highlighted and printed the recipe that was shared there, and then as I always do, I tried to find the original source.

What I did end up finding was variations of this recipe with rave reviews all over the internet, some with no attribution at all, but many attributed to another website or blog in an endless loop of internet recipe posting that didn’t seem to start in any particular place! Or if there was a starting place, I never did find it. But when I tried out the recipe with Kara, we absolutely loved the Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken we came up with. We did tweak it to use slightly less mayo and Parmesan and add a little poultry seasoning, but the idea was essentially the same. And we could definitely understand why the recipe has been shared far and wide on the internet!

And although I thought briefly about making it again to get better photos, I decided everyone who’s been faithfully avoiding carbs for the first week of January deserves an easy dinner that’s really a treat. Trust me when I say that this chicken is fully deserving of the title Internet’s Best, and don’t wait too long to make it! (And if anyone sees a site that claims to be the original source, I would love to credit them!)

Watch this slide-show video to see the steps for this recipe. You can see more slide show videos on My You Tube Channel.

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

Trim the chicken, removing pieces of fat or ragged edges. I had two breasts that were extra-large, so I cut them in half and made 6 pieces. Pound chicken just enough to make each piece an even thickness. I used my trick from Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts and cut small slits crosswise in the chicken. Then mix the mayo, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and pepper and stir in the Parmesan.

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer. (Choose the smallest dish you can use that fits all the chicken.) Use a rubber scraper to spread a layer of the mayo mixture over each piece of chicken. Bake in a preheated 375F/190C oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is firm and cooked through and the mayo-parmesan topping is nicely browned.

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot, with a low-carb side dish like Lemony Green Beans or Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese for a low-carb meal.

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup mayo (I used full-fat mayo; for South Beach Diet use light mayo.)
  • 6 T coarsely-grated Parmesan (For best results, use coarsely-shredded Parmesan or grate your own.)
  • 3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • fresh-ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray, choosing a dish just large enough to hold the chicken.
  2. Trim chicken breasts well, cutting larger ones in half if desired. Put each piece of trimmed chicken inside a small Ziploc bag and pound with a meat mallet (or something heavy), just until the chicken is an even thickness, about 1/2 inch thick. (Don’t pound too hard or too long or the chicken breasts will start to shred apart.) Then cut small shallow crosswise slits going down each chicken breast, being careful not to cut through.
  3. Mix the mayo, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper, then stir in the coarsely grated Parmesan. Put chicken breasts into the baking dish and use a rubber scraper to spread the mayo-parmesan coating over the top of each chicken breast, covering the entire surface.
  4. Bake chicken 35-40 minutes, or until the chicken is firm and the top is nicely browned. (There will be some liquid and congealed cheese in the bottom of the baking dish, but just ignore it and move the chicken breasts to a serving platter. Several other places where I spotted similar recipes also mentioned this, so I’m not sure if there is a way to avoid it.)
  5. Serve hot, and wait for compliments!

I saw variations on this Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken all over the internet and experimented with Kara to come up with my version you see in this recipe. If anyone knows the original source of the recipe, I would love to credit them!

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Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is great for low-carb diet plans, including Keto, and it’s also a low-glycemic dish. For the South Beach Diet, light mayo would definitely be recommended and the amount of Parmesan would probably make is an occasional treat for South Beach Dieters.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. Or Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Nutritional Information?
If you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you. Or if you’re a member of Yummly, you can use the Yum button on my site to save the recipe and see the nutritional information there.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Photo-Index Page ~ Slow Cooker from Scratch

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65 Best Low-Carb Chicken Recipes ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry

Roasted Lemon Chicken and Green Beans Sheet Pan Meal ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken found on KalynsKitchen.com
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32 comments on “Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken (VIDEO)”

  1. What's not to love? Chicken and mayo and cheese? I've got to try this one.

    • Lydia, as you might have guessed, it is crazy good!

    • Good Morning Kalyn —-
      So excited to see this recie in my email this morning. Looking forward to making it soon and it sure sounds yummy!!!
      I just wanted to thank you for your sight and all your recipes. I have been enjoying this sight for years.
      I have joined "the real SBD" in 2003 with up and down results and have managed to keep off 43 lbs. Like you I was distressed at the sale of SBD so was happy to see your comments recently about that.
      Looking forward to more new recipes and continued exploring what I have not found yet.
      Thanks for all you do and your wonderful sight and delicious recipes.
      Happy New Year.
      My name is Karen and I AM a real person.

    • Hi Karen, thanks for the nice thoughts about my site. Glad you are enjoying the recipes and Happy New Year to you too!

  2. This chicken dish is soooo good! One way to make the cleanup of drippings easier is to line the pan with foil (no greasing needed). I've also used a baking rack over the foil–chicken just as moist but not lying in the extra fatty drippings.

  3. I am 81 years old and when I was in my late 30's women were doing this. I thing they did it with plain mayo though. I did not try it.

  4. This is a favorite of ours, too. It's very tasty on fish as well, using an all-purpose seasoning in place of the poultry seasoning.

  5. Miracle Whip is what I use for mayo – does it matter (depends on what blog I'm on whether it does or not, it seems).

  6. I have also added chopped marinated artichokes and instead of poultry seasoning, I add crushed red pepper.
    Thank you for all you do – your recipes rock!
    Jill

  7. Made this with vegan mayo, because that what I use. OMG, SO good! Perfect, juicy, easy, uh-mazing. Thank you!!!

  8. so disappointed in the outcome of this recipe. I was so looking forward to it. Now I have two more breasts that are too dry to eat,and not sure what to do w/them…I think a 'must' is to pound it even more than I did..or make sure you have very thin pieces of meat/chicken. too bad,too sad.

  9. When I made this again I used cut up boneless, skinless thighs and added a box of thawed chopped spinach squeezed dry. I skipped the poultry seasoning and used oregano, onion powder and garlic powder instead. Then I stirred it all together and baked it for about an hour. Lots of versatility for this yummy recipe.

  10. The best chicken recipe! My husband and teenager loved it!

  11. I made this last night and it was so good. Didnt kniw low carb foods tasted so good.

  12. I added pesto to mine and it’s in the oven right now…can’t wait to try it!

  13. Thanks for another great recipe, Kalyn. I first tasted this mayo/parm topping when a friend baked salmon this way. Moist and delicious!

    Thank you, too, for your integrity as a blogger. Attribution is a big deal – more than people realize, in my opinion. When citing someone else’s work, re-posting their photos, etc., it is always important to give credit to the original source. Their hard work and commitment to excellence should be recognized. It certainly doesn’t diminish the person who is offering the attribution, either. If anything, it increases my esteem of them because they are demonstrating integrity! Even though you were unable to authenticate the original source of this recipe, you documented that you took great lengths to make the attempt.

    This reader appreciates your commitment to ethics and excellence. Thank you for doing that.

  14. This is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! My only disappointment is there is no nutritional information that I could see.  I would rather not have to fuss with yet another calculation, as in thevCalorie Count site.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. I have over 2000 recipes on the site and spend 6-8 hours most days working on the blog to create recipes like this and post them for you. I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reasons, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site.

      If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. Did you try using Yummly? It is not always perfect but often it works well.

      I just can’t edit over 2,000 recipes to add nutrition info, and I know once I do it on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe.

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