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Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

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This renowned and greatly-liked dish proves that simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication!
Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

This renowned and greatly-liked dish proves that simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication! With just a handful of pantry staples, you can create a chicken entree that’s easy to make, but huge on taste!

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make and how gourmet-like it turns out. Buttermilk’s softness and Greek yogurt’s tanginess pair perfectly well with the crispness and saltiness of Parmesan cheese to create a crust that elevates the flavor of simple chicken breasts to new hights.

Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

What’s in Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken?

To make this iconic dish you only need 7 ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Buttermilk
  • Greek yogurt or mayo
  • Minced dry onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

Is It Really Easy to Make Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken?

It is so easy you won’t believe it!

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and pour in the buttermilk. Marinate for 30 mins or overnight.
  2. Remove the chicken breast from the bag and place them in a baking dish.
  3. Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Make the topping by mixing the Greek yogurt (or mayo), half of the parmesan cheese, minced onion, garlic powder, and parsley in a small bowl.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts and sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 40 mins or until golden brown. If they are not brown when the cooking time is over, place them under the broiler for the last 5 minutes.

Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

What Goes With Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken?

I like to serve this chicken entree with a side of Garlic Butter Rice, Mushroom Rice, or Homemade Scalloped Potatoes. To make it a complete meal, add a veggie dish or a salad (I like tomato, cucumber, and onion salad)

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Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

Best Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

This renowned and greatly-liked dish proves that simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 251kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise if you’re not a fan of yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 tbsp dry minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and pour in the buttermilk. Marinate for 30 mins or overnight.
  • Remove the chicken breast from the bag and place them in a baking dish.
  • Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Make the topping by mixing the Greek yogurt (or mayo), half of the parmesan cheese, minced onion, garlic powder, and parsley in a small bowl.
  • Divide the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts and sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 40 mins or until golden brown. If they are not brown when the cooking time is over, place them under the broiler for the last 5 minutes.

Notes

  • Try to pound the chicken breasts to the same thickness so they all cook evenly.
  • The original recipe uses mayo instead of yogurt, but I am always looking for healthier recipes. If you like mayo better, by all means use it.
  • Parmesan cheese is a bit salty, so be careful not to add too much salt.
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Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g

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