Posted by: marthabernie | July 31, 2015


This is a recipe that has been around for a long time.  What follows is the original recipe, then at the bottom, I have noted how I sometimes change it up.  I always tell people to experiment with recipes because you will occasionally come up with something you like better than the original.  I also sometimes change things up because I find I don’t have one ingredient or the other that I thought I had on hand!


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

4 teaspoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Combine mayonnaise with Parmesan in a bowl.  Arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish, then divide evenly the mayonnaise mixture and spread over the top of each chicken breast.  Sprinkle with bread crumbs.  Bake about 25 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


I always use Best Foods mayonnaise for this dish.  Something like Miracle Whip would change the flavor, though there are different types of flavored mayonnaise that might work.  Instead of buying seasoned bread crumbs, I mix Panko crumbs with fresh Italian herbs from my garden (or dry herbs will also work).  Fresh finely chopped oregano always works well.  Also, I have used Romano cheese instead of Parmesan, so any relatively dry grated cheese will work.  Finally, found one night that I did not have any mayonnaise left in the jar, so I substituted ranch dressing and it turned out fine.

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