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

Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken is my version of a chicken dish that’s getting rave reviews all over the internet! Use Chicken Recipes to find more recipes like this one. 

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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!

Trust me when I say that this chicken is fully deserving of the title Internet’s Best Low-Carb Chicken, 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!)

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Steps for Making Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. 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.
  2. Pound chicken just enough to make each piece an even thickness.
  3. I used my trick from Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts and cut small slits crosswise in the chicken.
  4. Then mix the mayo, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and pepper and stir in the Parmesan.
  5. 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.)
  6. Use a rubber scraper to spread a layer of the mayo mixture over each piece of chicken.
  7. 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.
  8. Serve hot, and wait for compliments!

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This would be great with a low-carb side dish like Lemony Green Beans or Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese for a low-carb meal.

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Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

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

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

Yield Makes 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Internet's Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken is my version of a chicken dish that's getting rave reviews all over the internet!

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup 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

Instructions

  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix the mayo, poultry seasoning (affiliate link), garlic powder (affiliate link), and black pepper, then stir in the coarsely grated Parmesan.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
  7. Serve hot, and wait for compliments!

Notes

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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 5g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 84mg Sodium: 324mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 27g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken 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.

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    72 Comments on “Internet’s Best Low-Carb Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken (VIDEO)”

  1. This recipe is absolutely delicious. The best way to prepare boneless, skinless breasts yet! For the people wondering if the Parmesan (grated) in the green plastic jar stuff is ok to use, that’s what I used and it worked very well. I made only one breast so cut the recipe down accordingly but I sure wish I’d made two because I would have happily eaten a second one. Other than not using the same Parmesan called for in the recipe, I made no other changes and don’t plan to – perfect as is. I will be making this again and again.

  2. Just wanted to say that I tried the low carb mayo Parmesan baked chicken last night… it was fantastic! It was so easy to make and took a lot less time in my oven because I used the roast setting set to 350 plus the cutlets were very thin. anyway, the only thing I did notice is that the cheese didn’t really melt it became sort of crunchy after being baked. I used freshly grated Locatelli Romano cheese (because I’m Italian and that’s how we roll) so did i possibly do something wrong? I cannot wait to try the other recipes that I’ve seen so far. thanks for sharing all these wonderful meals!

  3. This was the best chicken I’ve ever had. I put red potatoes and broccoli and cheese with it so good . 

  4. This is the best chicken meal I’ve ever made!

    • So glad you enjoyed it!

    • What are the macros?

      • I wish there was an easy way for me to get nutritional information. This post talks about my efforts after I switched my blog from Blogger to WordPress and had to edit 2,000+ recipes. I have been working on that for nearly two years now, while trying to keep up with the blog. I am planning to add nutritional information, but not until the editing project is done.

        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. That’s all I am able to do at this time.

  5. Can I use yogurt in place of the mayo? I am allergic to eggs so mayo is not in my kitchen.

    • Truthfully I can’t say for sure how that will work since I haven’t tried it. (I’m a mayo lover so I don’t have any experience substituting things for it.) I think the Greek yogurt might separate when it’s cooked in a preparation like this, but I can’t say for sure. Maybe experiment with it on half a recipe and see how it goes.

    • Im trying with a vegan mayo, let you know!

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  7. I’m so glad I found this recipe! My husband loves it, and he’s requested it many times. 

  8. What’s in poultry seasoning? I dont have it and am wondering if I can make my own.

  9. I didn’t have poultry seasoning, which I don’t like anyhow, so substituted rosemary, sage and thyme; topped with moz cheese. Served with broc & carrots. Sooo good. It’s a keeper!

  10. Can you use grated Parmesan?

    • Are you talking about the grated Parmesan in the green can? To be honest, I’m not sure how that will work. It might be okay, but it’s so finely grated I’m wondering if it will melt a lot more quickly. It would probably still taste good, but the topping might all run off the chicken. Try it and see, that’s all I can say!

  11. This looks so easy and delicious! I wanted to make this for a lunch, but I won’t have much time to prepare – can I prepare this overnight and leave in the baking dish in the fridge?  

    • I definitely haven’t done that with the recipe, and to be honest I question how well it might work. The half-cooked chicken would go back in the fridge, then you’d need to let it come to room temperature before you finish cooking it. I don’t think that will improve the quality of the recipe and it might not be safe either. I don’t think I would recommend it, sorry.

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  13. I don’t even like chicken normally but my fiance made this for me (he cooks luckily!) OMG. This is the best chicken I’ve ever had, and I’m really picky about chicken. I even ate the leftovers the next day and that’s the first time I’ve eaten leftover chicken! Thanks for this recipe!!!

  14. I enjoyed it.  What is all of the nutritional information for this recipe?

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wish there was an easy way for me to make that happen. This post talks about my efforts after I switched my blog from Blogger to WordPress and had to edit 2,000+ recipes. I have been working on that for nearly two years now, while trying to keep up with the blog. I am planning to add nutritional information, but not until the editing project is done.

      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. That’s all I am able to do at this time.