Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken

This simple method works so well because the creamy layer (garlicky sour cream and mayonnaise) locks moisture into the chicken for a truly melt-in-your-mouth texture. It’s also so easy to make six chicken breasts all at once, great for your hungry family for weeknight dinner or meal prepping.


  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 3/4 c. finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 3/4 lb. total)
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, Parmesan, mayonnaise, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Grease a 13"-by-9" baking dish with cooking spray. Season chicken all over with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, then arrange in a single layer in prepared dish. Spread sour cream mixture over top of chicken.
  3. Bake chicken until top of sour cream mixture is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken registers 165º, 30 to 35 minutes. Top with parsley.
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