Roasted Spicy Mayonnaise Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are very simple and very delish! I usually pound the breasts to about an inch thick, so they cook evenly. Depending on who is coming for dinner, I will add more seasonings to make it more spicy. Before adding the mayo mixture, I season the chicken with a bit of Lawry's salt. This is adapted from Paula Deen, (actually her sons) Food Network.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon zest, paprika, celery seeds, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
  4. Arrange the chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Slather the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken.
  6. Bake until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked with a fork, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve hot.
Most Helpful

the most moist chicken breasts i've ever roasted! i had to tweak the times and temperature a bit (400*, for 15-20 minutes) as i was working with tenders rather than halves .. but it turned out delciously! instead of seasoning the 'naked' chicken with season salt, i used a pinch of garlic salt and a twist of freshly ground black pepper. served with garlic parmesan rice. would be lovely with a green vegetable side, as well! thank you!

Froggus. October 22, 2010

I was following the recipe as directed until I got to the lemon and decided to add chopped up artichoke hearts instead. In the last 10 minutes of baking, I topped it with cheddar cheese. The mayo left a lot of oil in the baking dish, I had to drain it halfway through cooking.

stonecoldcrazy February 02, 2012