Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken

Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken Recipe – super delicious and ready in under 30 minutes! Chicken, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and diced pimentos. Can assemble chicken earlier in the day and bake it when ready to eat. Everyone LOVED this baked mayonnaise chicken! Even our mayonnaise haters! Low-carb, keto-friendly and gluten-free.

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Baked Mayonnaise Chicken Breast and Cheese

This Baked Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken is AH-MAZ-ING! Chicken breast topped with a combination of mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and diced pimentos. This has quickly become a favorite at our house. I don’t even like mayonnaise, and I gobbled this chicken up! It is SO tender and juicy. The chicken just melts in your mouth. This recipe is super easy to make with no prep time and is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Perfect for hectic weeknights!

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How to Make Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken

This chicken recipe is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Season chicken breasts with seasoning salt and black pepper, if desired. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet or baking dish. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with sharp cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and diced pimentos. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top of the chicken breasts and bake in a preheated oven until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can use any chicken pieces that you enjoy. Boneless chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs will both work great. Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Make sure to use a high-quality mayonnaise in this dish. I recommend Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.
  • The mayonnaise in this recipe adds moisture to your chicken. If you don’t like mayonnaise or looking are for a healthier option, you can substitute Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Can substitute a container of store-bought pimento cheese instead of making it from scratch.
    • My favorite brands are Palmetto, Calllie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and Price’s.
  • You can use any cheese that you prefer in this recipe. Gouda, white cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack, or asiago would all be delicious.
  • I like to cook the chicken under the oven broiler for a minute or two to get the cheese extra melty.
  • Can Melt in Your Mouth Chicken be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the dish ahead of time and bake it when you are ready.
  • Is Mayonnaise Baked Chicken gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
  • I prefer to use freshly grated cheese in this dish. I find that it melts better than the cheese from a bag.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
plate of sliced chicken topped with pimento cheese

What to Serve with Pimento Cheese Chicken

This chicken has been on repeat at our house. One bite and you will know why. SO much amazing flavor! If you are making this as a low-carb/keto-friendly dish serve this with a salad, some baked squash, or asparagus. If you are just making this chicken because it is an easy delicious meal serve it with some pasta and green beans. Whatever you serve this with it will be delicious! 

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Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Melt in Your Mouth Pimento Cheese Chicken Recipe – super delicious and ready in under 30 minutes! Chicken, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and diced pimentos. Can assemble chicken earlier in the day and bake it when ready to eat. Everyone LOVED this baked mayonnaise chicken! Even our mayonnaise haters! Low-carb, keto-friendly and gluten-free.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet or in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic salt, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and pimentos. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly on top of the chicken.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until juices run clear.

Notes:

  • I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can use any chicken pieces that you enjoy. Boneless chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs will both work great. 
    • The cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of your chicken breasts.
    • Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Make sure to use a high-quality mayonnaise in this dish. I recommend Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.
  • Can substitute a container of store-bought pimento cheese instead of making it from scratch.
    • My favorite brands are Palmetto, Calllie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and Price’s.
  • I like to cook the chicken under the oven broiler for a minute or two to get the cheese extra melty.
  • Can Melt in Your Mouth Chicken be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the dish ahead of time and bake it when you are ready.
  • Is Mayonnaise Baked Chicken gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
  • I prefer to use freshly grated cheese in this dish. I find that it melts better than the cheese from a bag.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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