Monday, April 15, 2013

Parmesan Chicken Bake

This chicken has been flying all over Pinterest in recent months – something called “melt in your mouth chicken” or “the best chicken I’ve ever had”! 

I try not to make broad claims like this when I post my recipes because, well, everyone’s tastes are different. 

I guess that’s the scientist in me.  Don’t put forth a claim if you can’t back it up with evidence. 

So, I’m not going to tell you this is the best chicken recipe ever. 

I will tell you that our family really enjoyed it.  We found the taste to be tangy and yet savory at the same time. 

I will also tell you that the original recipes range between 40-50 grams of fat per servingThis recipe clocks in at 8 grams of fat.  That works for our family. 

Finally, I will say that I really liked that it was easy to put together, baked up nicely and made great leftovers. 

I’ll leave you to decide if you think it’s the “best recipe” or if it “melts in your mouth”. 

Parmesan Chicken Bake – Adapted from


  • 4-5 chicken breasts
  • 1 C plain, Greek Yogurt (we used Fage)
  • 2 T dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp. dried minced garlic
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 C Parmesan cheese


Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9x13 or 2-quart casserole baking dish. 

Arrange chicken breasts in the pan so they are not overlapping. 

Mix together 1 C plain Greek Yogurt with 2 T dried minced onion, 1 tsp. dried minced garlic, 1/4 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. pepper and a pinch of salt.  Stir well. 

Then, mix in 2 T Parmesan cheese.  We used shredded, but I could imagine grated would work well mixed in as well. 

Spread the yogurt mixture over the chicken breasts. 

Sprinkle remaining cheese over the chicken breasts. 

Bake for 45-50 minutes, uncovered. 

When chicken is browned and internal temperature reaches 180 degrees, the chicken is done. 

Remove from the oven and serve with rice and vegetables. 


  1. I'm going to try this recipe! It looks really delicious, and I'm always looking for new chicken recipes. I LOVE that you used Greek yogurt, and it worked! Yay...makes me want to try it even more since it's a little better for us:)

  2. This looks delicious! I like that you used Greek yogurt. Seems pretty healthy.

  3. Showstopper! We will definitely be trying this soon, I love how you made it healthier than the original. Great pics!

  4. Thank you! Another great recipe of yours for me to add to my list to try!

  5. Delicious recipe. I tried it this evening. It was a winner chicken dinner! I left out the garlic, but followed the rest of the recipe. No leftovers tonight. You can't tell it is yogurt. Thank you for a yummy and healthy recipe. I will be making it again.


  6. Awesome and drooling recipe!
    looks really yummy...
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  7. I made this tonight and the whole family loved it. I really love how the Greek yogurt keeps the chicken so moist! I used fresh minced onion and garlic and it was amazing. Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. I made this last night and we really liked it! I added some extra onion since we had it in the house to the mixture. I also put some sliced potatoes in the pan with the chicken and they got a little flavor from the chicken & spices while baking. Really good!


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