Who doesn’t love an easy, simple meal? For most, it’s the week before spring break, so things may be a little hectic and busy. Now, the first time I made this chicken, I was completely blown away at how simple it was. The only effort I had to put into the dish was mixing the ingredients and putting it in the oven!
Now, before I share this recipe, I have to thank Carole and her blog My Kitchen Escapades. This was where I first saw the recipe, and I couldn’t not share it because it is just fantastic.
One of the cool things I thought about the recipe was how it used light mayo as a base. Now, I know that sometimes we see mayo as something as not too great for us, and in some cases, it isn’t. But, I found a blog from the Food Network entitled Mayo: Good or Bad? And I like that it brings up how light mayo “contains one-third fewer calories than the regular version.” I think that these things play a role when deciding how we cook, so the fact that the recipe contains light mayo is pretty neat.
Now, if you’re still wanting to be a little more health conscious, Carole offers an alternative from light mayo… Greek yogurt! All You magazine says that “even light mayonnaise still has over 3 times the calories and 11 times the fat of Greek yogurt.” So, it is all up to you. But, for those who are looking for a healthier route, feel free to try this out!
Alright, so without further ado, here is the recipe:
6 chicken breasts (from your local grocery store)
1 cup of light mayo or Greek yogurt (personally, I’ve never tried the Greek yogurt, but as far as I’ve seen, it works!)
1/2 c fresh Parmesan cheese (plus extra for the top)
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (different from table salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
Now, all you have to do is first, set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Get a pan, spray the bottom with non stick spray and place the chicken in the pan.
Now, here comes the easiest part… mix all of the other ingredients together and then cover all of the chicken with it. Make sure to not leave any of the chicken unexposed otherwise it will dry out.
After that, just place it in the oven for 45 minutes, uncovered. And that’s it! Easy, right?
Now, go forth and cook! Believe me, you’ll be happy you did. This meal has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with. So, try it out and feel free to let me know how it goes and what you think!
Eat and Sleep Always,