Creamy Parmesan Chicken

Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
Total 45 mins

This easy Creamy Parmesan Chicken recipe is a tasty LOW CARB dinner idea that is incredibly quick to make with just 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand! 

Creamy Parmesan Chicken on a plate sliced into pieces.

An Easy Low-Carb Chicken Dinner Idea

Creamy Parmesan Chicken. Just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper). Low Carb/Keto/Gluten Free. Deliciously tasty.

Plus, it can be prepped ahead of time and tossed in the oven when you walk in the door from your long day.

What else are you waiting for? I’m pretty sure those are all the magic words you need! 

This Creamy Parmesan Chicken is one of my families favorite easy weeknight dinner recipes.

It’s always delicious, epically moist and full of flavor! Just don’t tell my family how easy it is for me to make please. 😉

If you like this recipe, make sure and check out some of my other low carb favorites: Lemon Caper Chicken, Best Creamed Spinach and Creamy Baked Brussel Sprouts!

Creamy Parmesan Chicken in casserole baking dish.

What is the secret ingredient that makes this Parmesan Chicken so creamy?

Unlike the Italian classic, Chicken Parmigiana, this Parmesan Chicken is in a creamy white sauce.

Can you guess the secret ingredient? I’ll give you one hint, it is not alfredo sauce! 

MAYO. I know, I’m shocked too. And my younger mayo hating self is even more shocked. 

However, the first time I ever had “mayo chicken”, I was hooked. Thankfully no one told me it was topped with mayo before baking, so I had no clue.

I just knew I was eating an epically moist chicken breast and was excited to ask the host how she had made it.

Turns out, it was something I thought I hated, mayonnaise. I was SHOCKED. I immediately came home and started experimenting.

I then made this Creamy Chicken Parmesan recipe for my dad, another self proclaimed “mayo hater”, and guess who went back for seconds…and then thirds.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken being scooped out of baking dish and onto a plate.

Creamy Chicken Parmesan Ingredients:

You only need a few ingredients for this chicken parmesan recipe and I bet you already have most of them in your kitchen!

  1. Chicken Breasts: I use the thinly sliced chicken breasts because they cook faster.
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Parmesan: I recommend shredded parmesan for the most flavor.
  4. Garlic cloves
  5. salt/pepper

I know this is technically 6 ingredients, and above it says 4 ingredients, however I never count salt and pepper because you should always have those on hand. 

You can use regular table salt, but I like to use a seasoned salt (like Lawry’s) to help add a little extra depth.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken breasts on a plate with broccoli and mashed potatoes.

Can you prep this Creamy Parmesan Chicken ahead of time?

YES! This is an excellent meal prep recipe for a busy weeknight. 

You can prep this recipe completely and then cover it with saran wrap (or foil) and pop it into the fridge.

Get home from a busy day and slide it into the oven and cook it according to the recipe directions! It should not take any additional cooking time!

You can prep this up to a couple of days before, just double check your sell by date on your chicken to be sure it has plenty of time left.

This easy Creamy Parmesan Chicken is LOW CARB, deliciously tasty and needs just 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand! #Chicken #ParmesanChicken #LowCarb #LowCarbRecipes #Keto #KetoRecipes #ChickenRecipes #MainDish #KetoChickenRecipes #EasyDinnerRecipes #DinnerRecipes

**If you are using a glass casserole dish, I recommend letting your casserole dish sit on the counter at room temperature while you preheat the oven.

This will allow the glass to warm up safely and prevent your glass from possibly shattering when going from the cold fridge to the hot oven.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken on a black plate with sides cut into slices.

I am really excited for you to try this low carb Creamy Parmesan Chicken recipe. If you don’t tell anyone this chicken recipe is low carb, I promise they will have no idea!

While I normally may not be a mayo fan, the mayo in this recipe really does make the chicken super moist and lets the parmesan cheese flavor shine through.

Once you try this Parmesan Chicken, please leave a review or comment below letting me know how it turns out for you!

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Sliced Creamy Parmesan Chicken on a dark plate

This easy Creamy Parmesan Chicken recipe is a tasty LOW CARB dinner idea that is incredibly quick to make with just 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, thinly sliced, chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • chopped parsley, optional garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish. Place chicken breasts in casserole dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread mixture over chicken breasts. Sprinkle the reamining 1 cup parmesan cheese over the top.
  4. Bake for 40 mins, or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Serve hot and garnish with parsley, if desired.


You may also use regular chicken breasts, but they will take longer to cook through. I buy my thinly sliced chicken breasts at the grocery store right next to the regular chicken breasts. However, if they are unavailable, you can use a sharp knife to slice a chicken breast, lengthwise, into two!

Nutrition Information:


4 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 597Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1425mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 47g

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12 Responses
  1. Debra Petersen

    I pounded out Pork Loin chops to 1/2 inch thick, Added 2 tablepsoons of Dijon Mustard to the Mayo. Then coated the chops with the Mix, then dredged them in Parm and Bread crumbs, Added the remaining Parm on top of them. baked them at 350′ for about 20 min!

    Very tasty. NO added salt as the Mustard and Mayo have enough.

    My friend wanted Pork instead of Chicken as he Cooks a lot of that himself.

    1. Jessica

      No, sadly the nutrition is automatically calculated by a program I pay for and sometimes it gets sodium a little wonky. The only salt in this recipe is 1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoned salt.

  2. Nicole

    Did you bake yours with aluminum foil covering the dish? I did not and had to scrap off the top layer of Parmesan which ended up crispy golden brown, not at all like the picture showed. My daughter enjoyed the flavor, but unfortunately I most likely won’t make this dish again.

    1. Jessica

      Hi Nicole! No, I did not use foil. Did you use thinly sliced chicken breasts? That’s the key to making sure the chicken cooks through before anything else would ever have time to burn. 😉

  3. Leslie

    My kids are obsessed with anything parmesan right now! I’d also never heard of the mayo trick! Hubby isn’t a huge fan of mayo – but he doesn’t have to know! 😉 

  4. Amanda

    I was recently introduced to mayo for chicken! It’s one of my new favorite tricks! This sounds delicious! Looking forward to trying it! 

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