Baked Caesar Chicken

Emma

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Indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of our Baked Caesar Chicken! This easy-to-make dish requires only 4 ingredients and delivers a burst of flavor that will leave you craving more. 

Tender chicken breasts coated in creamy Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese create the perfect weeknight dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Caesar salad dressing (click for homemade recipe)
  • ½ cup sour cream (optional)
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray an 8×11½-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Even out the chicken breasts’ thickness by pounding them to an even ¾-1-inch thickness using a meat pounder, if needed.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the breasts with 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper, then place them in the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together Caesar dressing and sour cream. Pour the mixture over each chicken breast and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven at 375°F for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of one of the middle breasts reads 150°F.
  6. Turn the oven to broil and broil the chicken for an additional 2-4 minutes until golden brown. Be cautious not to burn it; keep a close eye on it. The internal temperature should reach 165°F.
  7. Remove from the oven, loosely cover with foil, and let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Optionally, garnish with chopped parsley.

Notes or Tips:

  • Avoid salting the chicken to maintain its perfect balance of flavors.
  • If the sauce appears to curdle, mix 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour into the dressing/sour cream mixture before adding it to the chicken.

Serving Suggestions: 

Pair this delectable Baked Caesar Chicken with a refreshing Caesar salad or your favorite vegetable medley for a satisfying and wholesome meal.

Storage and Reheating: 

Store any leftover Baked Caesar Chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F until warmed through.

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Baked Caesar Chicken

Dive into our easy Baked Caesar Chicken! Simple, scrumptious, and perfect for weeknight dinners. Transform chicken into a creamy, cheesy delight the whole family will love. 🍗🧀🌿

  • Total Time: 45-50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Caesar salad dressing
  • ½ cup sour cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease an 8×11½-inch baking pan.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about ¾-1 inch.
  3. Coat the chicken evenly with 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and black pepper, then place in the baking dish.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the Caesar dressing and sour cream. Spread this mixture over the chicken breasts.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Parmesan cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 150°F.
  7. Switch to broil for 2-4 minutes until golden brown, watching closely to avoid burning.
  8. Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, optionally garnished with chopped parsley.

Notes

  • Refrain from adding extra salt to maintain the flavor balance.
  • To prevent the sauce from curdling, mix 1 tablespoon of flour into the dressing mixture before applying it to the chicken.
  • Serve with a Caesar salad or a vegetable medley for a complete meal.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in the oven at 350°F.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 663 kcal
  • Sodium: 1507mg
  • Fat: 53g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Cholesterol: 145mg

Keywords: Baked Chicken, Caesar Chicken, Easy Dinner, Weeknight Meal

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