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

Internet’s Best Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken is my version of a chicken dish that’s been popular all over the internet! I bet this is a low-carb chicken dinner you’ll make over and over.

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A few years ago I discovered the inspiring recipe for this Internet’s Best Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken in a Facebook group where people share recipes, and this is chicken recipe that really caught my eye. I loved the idea of using mayonnaise as an ingredient to keep chicken moist in the oven, so I printed the recipe, 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! (If anyone sees a site that claims to be the original source, I would love to credit them!)

When I worked on adapting the recipe with Kara, we absolutely loved the version we came up with. We did tweak it to use slightly less mayo and Parmesan and added a little poultry seasoning, but the idea was essentially the same. And I understand why the recipe has been shared far and wide on the internet! I’m featuring it today as my Friday Favorites pick for this week, and I hope this reminder will encourage you make this for an easy dinner some time soon!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • mayo
  • Parmesan cheese (For best results, use coarsely-shredded Parmesan or grate your own.)
  • poultry seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • fresh-ground black pepper to taste

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Steps for making my version of Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  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 (or use chicken cutlets and skip this step).
  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 (affiliate link), 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 (affiliate link) 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.

More Tasty Recipes for Chicken:

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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

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 Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken

Internet's Best Baked Mayo-Parmesan Chicken

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

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


  • 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


  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 (affiliate link) (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 (affiliate link) 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!


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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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

  1. This recipe is extremely easy to make and always gets rave reviews and requests for the recipe to be shared. Besides chicken breasts, I have added the topping to salmon pieces and the result was amazing.

    Are there any other recipes like this……….super easy and with that fabulous combo of mayo and cheese?

    • I have a recipe on the site for Baked Mayo Parmesan Fish, similar to what you did with the salmon. Haven’t seen any others, but I am glad you’re enjoying it.

  2. Trying it out but i just put mayo with Paprika, black pepper, no salt add lemon pepper. Hopefully it turns out good didnt add Parmesan cuz my grandmother and son are allergic

    • Let me know how that works. I’d say Parmesan is pretty important in this recipe but maybe it will still be good.

  3. Wow!!! I made this chicken today and it was a great hit!!!! Everyone loved it, it was very juicy and tasty. I was so tempted to add salt, so glad I didn’t, it definitely doesn’t need any added salt. Thank you for sharing this with us all. 

  4. thank you for putting this recipe together after looking for the original somewhere, I know the feeling!, Love the idea of mayo as food moisturizer!

  5. I make your fish with Mayo recipe all the time, so will also make this chicken dish.  The fish recipe calls for broiling for last 3 minutes to achieve a browning to the Mayo top.   Is this required for chicken recipe?    Didn’t see it in recipe.  Thanks.  I love your recipes and have forwarded many to my carb avoiding family members.  

    • So glad you’ve enjoyed the Mayo-Parmesan Fish! The chicken takes much longer to cook so it didn’t need the broiling step, but if your chicken seems done and the top isn’t as brown as you’d like it certainly wouldn’t hurt to put it under the broiler for a few minutes.