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Baked Caesar Chicken Delight

By Emma :

Everyday Culinary Delights👩‍🍳

Baked Caesar Chicken Delight Recipe

Firstly, thank you so much for stopping by! I’m thrilled to share with you this tantalizing recipe that I’ve been holding close to my heart (and kitchen) for quite some time. The Baked Caesar Chicken Delight is a testament to simple ingredients coming together to create something truly magical. I promised you versatile, and here’s proof!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 cup creamy Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional, but recommended!)

How to Make Baked Caesar Chicken Delight

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures your chicken cooks evenly and gets that delicious golden top.
  2. Prepare the chicken: Lay the chicken breasts in a greased baking dish. Make sure they have a little room between them to cook evenly.
  3. Mix the dressing: In a small bowl, mix the creamy Caesar dressing with the grated Parmesan cheese. This combination is what gives our chicken that irresistible creamy texture and bold flavor.
  4. Coat the chicken: Pour the Caesar and Parmesan mixture over each chicken breast, spreading it evenly. You want every inch of the chicken to be covered in this creamy delight.
  5. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is beautifully golden and cooked through.
  6. Garnish and serve: Sprinkle chopped parsley over the top for a fresh, colorful finish. This step is optional, but it adds a nice touch of freshness!

Helpful Tips

  • Chicken thickness: If your chicken breasts are very thick, consider pounding them to an even thickness for more uniform cooking.
  • Creamy dressing: Make sure to use a high-quality Caesar dressing for the best flavor.
  • Baking dish: Use a baking dish that fits the chicken snugly to ensure that the creamy sauce doesn’t just run off into the pan.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Dressing: Not a fan of Caesar? Try ranch dressing or any creamy garlic dressing for a twist.
  • Cheese: Swap out Parmesan for Asiago or Pecorino for a different cheesy kick.
  • Herbs: If parsley isn’t your thing, try chives or dill for a different kind of freshness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use chicken thighs instead? Absolutely! Just adjust the cooking time as thighs might take a bit longer to cook through.
  • Is this dish keto-friendly? Yes, it is! Just be sure to check the carb content in your chosen Caesar dressing.

Storage Instructions

  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, freeze individual portions in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Thank you for joining me in the kitchen today! I hope this Baked Caesar Chicken Delight becomes a new favorite in your home as it has in mine. Remember, it’s all about having fun and enjoying the flavors. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you! Happy cooking!

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Baked Caesar Chicken Delight


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Discover the joy of cooking with our Baked Caesar Chicken Delight, where simplicity meets elegance! This dish transforms your everyday chicken into a creamy, cheesy masterpiece with just a few ingredients. Perfect for a cozy dinner or as a show-stopping weeknight meal, it’s sure to please everyone at the table.


Ingredients

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4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)

1 cup creamy Caesar dressing

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 oz)

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional, but adds a nice touch!)


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare the chicken: Place the chicken breasts in a lightly greased baking dish.

Mix the sauce: Combine the Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.

Coat the chicken: Spread the dressing mixture evenly over the chicken.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is golden and cooked through.

Garnish with parsley before serving for a fresh, vibrant finish.

Notes

Thickness of chicken: If your chicken breasts are thicker, consider flattening them for even cooking.

Dressing selection: Opt for a high-quality Caesar dressing for the best flavor impact.

Serving suggestion: Goes wonderfully with a side of steamed vegetables or a light salad.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: Approx. 400
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg

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