Baked chicken breasts get a bad reputation as being bland, dry and boring. But you can make moist, flavorful chicken every time using mayonnaise. The chicken absorbs the mayonnaise as it cooks, guaranteeing a juicy, tender piece of meat. The mayonnaise also acts as a way to infuse your chicken with flavor -- bringing flavorings into the meat. The possibilities are endless, so switch up the seasonings to create a different meal every time.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Season the mayonnaise with salt and pepper and your favorite herbs and spices. Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, parsley and thyme all work wonderfully. A splash of lemon or lime juice will give your chicken a bright, citrusy kick. You'll need about 1/4 cup of mayonnaise for each 8-ounce chicken breast.
Arrange the chicken breasts in a lightly greased baking dish or roasting pan. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly on top of the chicken breasts.
Sprinkle breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese or crushed cornflakes on top of the chicken, if you wish. Lightly press the coating onto the chicken to help it stick.
Bake the chicken until the juices run clear and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165 F, about 20 to 25 minutes. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
How to Barbecue Chicken in the Slow ...
How to Cook Chicken Thighs
How to Cook Mojo Chicken
What Can I Substitute for Poppy Seeds ...
How to Bake Chicken Breast Without Oil
How to Make Chinese Chicken in a Slow ...
How to Freeze Tzatziki
Baked BBQ Chicken Recipe
How to Cook Chicken Legs With Italian ...
How to Make Crock-pot Chicken
How to Make a Mayonnaise Facial Mask
Does Cornstarch Make Fried Chicken ...
How to Defrost a Chicken in a ...
Good Marinade for a Chicken & Steak ...
Can I Stop Cooking a Chicken Halfway & ...
How to Freeze Empanadas
How to Substitute Wheat Germ for Flour
How to Cook Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks ...
Yogurt Face Mask for Acne
How to Bake Italian Dressing Leg ...
Irena Eaves began writing professionally in 2005. She has been published on several websites including RedPlum, CollegeDegreeReport.com and AutoInsuranceTips.com. Eaves holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University.