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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Baked Chicken

melt-in-your-mouth baked chicken Entree
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Baked Chicken
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

If there’s an easier way to turn boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a killer, creamy cheese-topped dinner, we don’t know what it is. And did we mention it only takes five ingredients? MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
container (5 ounce) plain Greek Yogurt
1/2
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon seasoning salt
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Combine yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
  • 3
    Spread over chicken breasts. Bake for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and topping is browned. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Because chicken breasts are white meat, they lack the fat needed to keep the meat moist. Adding yogurt helps add in moisture and flavor keeping the meat tender.
  • It’s important to cook chicken thoroughly to an internal temperature of at least 165° Fahrenheit. Using a meat thermometer will help ensure your chicken is cooked all the way through without over or under cooking.
  • Brining or marinating chicken beforehand is another easy way to keep chicken moist and flavorful.
  • Chicken breast is a blank canvas and tastes great with other fresh herbs and seasonings as well. Try it with chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, fresh lemon slices, paprika or onion powder.
  • Serve these chicken breasts alongside a fresh salad or mashed potatoes for a complete meal.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Located on each side of the rib cage, breasts are the largest cut of meat on a chicken. Since they consist of only white meat, breasts are less tender than cuts of chicken that have dark meat like wings or thighs. However, a handy meat thermometer is your best friend when cooking quick-to-dry-out chicken breasts. Knowing the exact temperature of your meat helps to resist the urge to overcook your breast, this way your Greek yogurt chicken will come out of the oven golden and juicy every time. Which is the only way chicken should be.

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