Caesar Chicken is the perfect melt in your mouth chicken recipe! It’s creamy, simple, and filled with flavor. This easy baked chicken recipe only has 4 Ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It’s one of the absolute best weeknight dinners out there.
What’s in this Melt in Your Mouth Chicken?
With just a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to bake in the oven, this chicken dinner will be ready in no time!
- Chicken Breasts: Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. If they are on the thicker side, thin them out evenly.
- Caesar Dressing: Use your favorite creamy Caesar salad dressing. Or try making this homemade Caesar dressing recipe.
- Parmesan: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese will melt best.
- Black Pepper: Ground black pepper adds just a bit of spice into this dish. Simple but effective!
Feel free to mix in other spices and herbs if you’d like to change up the seasoning a little bit. You could also add red pepper flakes, rosemary or thyme, or garlic powder.
How can I make this caesar chicken extra creamy?
While you only need 3 main ingredients to make this baked chicken breast recipe (chicken, caesar dressing, cheese), there’s another ingredient that will make it extra creamy. Mixing sour cream into the dressing will add an extra bit of tanginess to the flavor, and it will really make this chicken melt in your mouth! It’s an optional ingredient though, so skip it if you prefer. Plain Greek yogurt would be a nice substitute if you want something lighter.
Chicken should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165F before consuming. Use an instant read thermometer to check the center/thickest part of the chicken.
Baking chicken breasts in the oven at 375F will take about 30 minutes, plus a few minutes under the broiler.
Yes, any boneless chicken pieces will work well in this bake. Chicken cutlets, tenderloins, or even boneless thighs will work great.
If the sauce (dressing) starts to curdle, mix 1 tablespoon of flour into the dressing.
How to Store and Reheat Caesar Chicken
Store leftover baked chicken in an airtight container, and keep it in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
To reheat, place it back in the oven at 350 until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
How to Freeze Creamy Baked Chicken
Store creamy Caesar Chicken breasts in a freezer-safe container, and freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw before reheating.
What to Serve with Caesar Chicken Bake
This melt in your mouth chicken is the perfect dish to serve for any weeknight dinner, and it goes well with almost any side dish. Start with a Kale Caesar Salad, and add some roasted mushrooms or Air Fryer baked potatoes. And don’t forget the dinner rolls! You could also mix in some Instant Pot rice to beef up the meal.
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I made this chicken tonight loved it over mashed potatoes and teriyaki asparagus.
So easy and wonderful!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nives!
What are the best side dishes to pair with this?
I like it served with a Kale Caesar Salad, roasted mushrooms, and Air Fryer baked potatoes or Instant Pot rice. It’s also great with dinner rolls!
Made this on Sunday. It was delicious. Had leftovers yesterday and it still was delicious.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Irene!
I made mine in the crockpot on high for 2 hours and it was sooo good.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Ashley!
This is absolutely wonderful! We make it all the time and it is requested by visiting family members constantly.
I am sorry that you have people commenting/rating that haven’t even made it, or complaining about calories and oil that is obviously based on the dressing that THEY THEMSELVES chose to use! Shake my head…Thank you for your time in managing your page!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Ron! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I made this recipe last night after coming across it in my pins. I forgot how amazing it is and my husband absolutely loved it. It’s so easy and the chicken came out tender and juicy. I didn’t broil the chicken it browned on its own and I didn’t rest the chicken either we were super hungry and it turned out perfect!!!
I’m so glad you rediscovered and still love this recipe, Kandi!!
I am only commenting to see what I did wrong but the sauce was all seperated and grainy looking
It sounds like the sour cream/dressing mixture may have gotten too hot. Depending on the brand of dressing you choose, this may happen more or less easily. The best way to prevent it is to add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture!
I used kens lite Caesar and even baked for about 45 minutes and it did not separate or curdle at all, I did sprinkle the top with real bacon bits about 10 minutes before done and this was delicious and very rich.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Melissa! Thanks for sharing what worked for you!
this is actually SO good & SO easy to make!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jacee!
I’m leaving 3 stars. The recipe is great, the problem is “they” are adding so much water to the chicken breasts that they are boiling in the oven, not baking. I will try pan going the chicken first next time to remove the water.
Hi Kerril, there shouldn’t be any water added to the chicken breasts, just dressing and sour cream! The fat from both of those should help brown the chicken in the oven!
I’m guessing the added water that Kerril Grunke mentions is that which is added to the boneless skinless chicken breasts sold in the 2.5lb bags. (I often use it because it’s what I have on hand.) It may thin the sauce but we always enjoy it! 😋
This Ceasar chicken recipe turned out soo good!!!! The only thing I did extra. was after I pounded my chicken. I soaked it in milk with a few shakes of salt in it for 6hr..Then baked it following your recipe!!!!I also used Paul Newman’s Ceasar dressing..and omitted the sour cream…Oh my it was soo tender and good…Thanks again!!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Linda!