Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Garlic Crust

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Marie

Crunchy baked chicken is kept moist during cooking by slathering it with a basil, mayonnaise mixture before adding seasoned breadcrumbs. Delicious!

Top Review by gcicc29

This recipe is really wonderful. When I am out of fresh basil, I have subbed fresh parsley and it is still great. I have also used light mayo (not fat free) and multigrain fresh bread to make the crumbs. Thanks Marie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper to taste in bowl.
  3. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and transfer to 13"x 9" baking dish which has been sprayed with Pam.
  4. Combine basil and mayonnaise in small bowl and spread mixture evenly over chicken.
  5. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over mayonnaise, pressing lightly to adhere.
  6. Bake until crumbs are golden brown and thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 160 degrees, about 18 to 22 minutes.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a