If you are on Pinterest, you've probably seen several hundred variations of this recipe. I've seen it called "OMG! Chicken", "Parmesan Crusted Chicken" and "Hellmann's Parmesan Chicken." Well, this is my version. I think it's more creamy than crusty though, so that's why I'm calling it "Creamy Parmesan Chicken."
As much as I love to cook and create in the kitchen, there are just some days when all I want to do is throw some goop on some chicken and throw it in the oven. Cook up some quinoa and throw together a salad and you have an easy and healthy meal.
Did you know that Hellmann's mayo is low-FODMAP? It is! (see this link from IBS-Free at Last!) The ingredients are mostly oil and eggs, vinegar and a little salt and sugar. I love that it is made with sugar and NOT high fructose corn syrup, like Miracle Whip is. This is fine with me because I am a Hellmann's gal. I grew up with Miracle Whip in the house as it's my parents' favorite, but I switched as soon as I had my own kitchen to stock. I just like the flavor better, it's so creamy and mellow. And it just happens to be low-FODMAP. I win!
Not only do I like to make my recipes low-FODMAP, I also like to make them healthier and less calories. Well, most of the time. I like to think. That's at least what I did in this case. I cut back on the mayo a bit, using just enough to give each chicken breast a nice coating. To add some extra flavor, I stirred in a little garlic oil (from my previous post). This is optional, but I really like the garlic flavor. I decided to not even bother with the breadcrumbs, they really aren't needed.
So I hope you enjoy this tasty chicken. I know this is a recipe that will make many repeat appearances at our dinner table.
Creamy Parmesan Chicken
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
1/3 cup light mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Oven Roasted Garlic Oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
- Place chicken breasts in the prepared pan.
- In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic oil and pepper. Spread evenly over each chicken breast.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and chicken is done.