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Chicken with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce being serve over some mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli.

Creamy Parmesan Baked Chicken

Chicken dinners getting boring? Don’t worry this easy Parmesan Chicken recipe is not your boring chicken. It’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside with a flavor that will have you going back for more!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 780 kcal


  • Baking Dish


  • 1 Pound Chicken Pieces of Choice
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese + additional for topping
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Dry the chicken and place the pieces into an oven-safe dish and season both sides with salt and pepper.
    1 Teaspoon Salt, ½ Teaspoon Pepper, 1 Pound Chicken Pieces of Choice
  • Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, shredded parmesan, minced garlic, parsley and salt and pepper into a small bowl and mix.
    ½ Cup Mayonnaise, 1 Cup Sour Cream, 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 3 Cloves Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 2-3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • Coat the chicken with the sauce and top with additional Parmesan cheese.
    1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken reads 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Let the chicken rest 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve it alongside your favorite side dishes and enjoy!


  • This recipe uses mayonnaise as part of its base. You can make it homemade (really easy), or I highly recommend the Primal Kitchens brand.
  • I prefer to make this recipe with boneless chicken. Feel free to use chicken breasts or even boneless, skinless thighs in this recipe. Just note that the cooking times of the chicken will vary depending on the size of the meat. Don't worry if your chicken has to cook a little longer; the creamy parmesan sauce will help keep in the moisture.
  • Freshly grated parmesan melts the best in the oven and is what I recommend for this recipe.
  • Use fresh chicken for this recipe. If you are using frozen chicken, make sure you fully defrost the chicken and pat it dry before adding the sauce on top.
  • Do not overcook the chicken.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
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