Baked Caesar Chicken Recipe (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH and only 4 Ingredients!)

Baked Caesar Chicken (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH and only 4 Ingredients!) is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever. 

MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

Melt in your Mouth Baked Caesar Chicken – Baked Chicken with Caesar Dressing

This Baked Caesar Chicken Recipe only has FOUR INGREDIENTS…It’s the type of pantry recipe you can throw together in minutes and happily feed the family.

You’ll look like a chef but this couldn’t be more simple. Budget, tummy, and time friendly. My absolute favorite type of easy weeknight meal to make on a whim. After you’ve made it once, you’ll remember it for a lifetime! When I posted this recipe, it immediately took off and became one of the most popular on my site. It’s the type of recipe this site was built on…SIMPLE!

This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

Chicken Caesar is made with only chicken, sour cream, creamy caesar dressing, and grated parmesan cheese.

Creamy Caesar Chicken is the perfect EASY RECIPE to make for a crowd because you can spend time with friends instead of spending time in the kitchen.

This moist and tender chicken is as easy as smothering the chicken breasts in caesar dressing and parmesan cheese. The parmesan helps to thicken the sauce and it all bakes down to cheesy creamy perfection. No need to even season the chicken because the caesar dressing already has enough seasoning to go around.

Be sure to grab a creamy caesar dressing for ultimate goodness. This melt in your mouth caesar chicken recipe is is easy to make, you can surely wow your guests any night of the week.

Click here to check out our full Baked Chicken Guide for more EASY baked chicken recipes!

This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

What do you serve with this Chicken Caesar Recipe?

This Chicken Caesar Recipe can be eating on its own, served over rice, served with sides like Herb Roasted Potatoes or Lemon Butter Asparagus, or shredded and turned into amazing nachos, tacos, sliders, and more! The possibilities are endless.

There’s nothing worse than dry and overcooked chicken. This easy recipe for Melt In Your Mouth Caesar Chicken makes sure that doesn’t happen. You’ll come out with perfect chicken every time.

This recipe is sure to make you look good and BONUS there’s only one dish to clean up, only three ingredients to put away, and only 5 minutes of prep. Perfection! For me, recipes just don’t get better than this.

What is the best Internal Temperature for Baked Chicken?

The FDA is very clear that chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165F to avoid salmonella poisoning. Everyone should own a quick digital meat thermometer to make sure your meat is cooked properly (but not overcooked!). Here is one of my favorites. That one even has the best temps for different types of meats printed right on it. Even someone who cooks often can always use safety reminders.

What I love most about this recipe is that the Caesar sauce covers the chicken, allowing it to cook but protecting it from drying out. It helps to bake the most perfect, moist, flavorful chicken breast. Completely and utterly fool proof!

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This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

This MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CAESAR CHICKEN is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.

The Caesar Dressing crust that’s created when baking this chicken is TO DIE FOR.

The sauce covering this Creamy Caesar Chicken is SO amazing and perfect for eating on sides other than this dinner recipe. We especially love to serve it over Baked Potatoes!

I know your family will request melt in your mouth Caesar chicken time and time again. You’ll be secretly happy because you’re the only one that needs to know how easy it is. It can be our little secret. Have a Caesar night in by pairing it with my Classic Caesar Salad or Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad Dip. Throw in some garlic bread and you are all set!

Check out the videos or the recipe card below for full details on how to make Chicken Caesar! Enjoy!

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If you like this EASY Chicken Recipe y0u’ll LOVE our Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon or Cheesy Southwest Baked Chicken. Same idea, different flavor!

This Caesar Chicken Recipe (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH and only 4 Ingredients!) is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever. Made with just chicken, sour cream, creamy caesar, and grated parmesan. It will knock your socks off for both its flavor and how easy it is!

Caesar Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, caesar chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 649 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Caesar Chicken (MELT IN YOUR MOUTH and only 4 Ingredients!) is made with only 3 ingredients (say WHAT?!) and is oh so tender and delicious. Easiest tastiest weeknight dinner ever.
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup Caesar salad dressing (click for homemade recipe)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1-1½ cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375F and spray the inside of an 8" x 11" baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. If the breasts are uneven thickness, pound them (placed in a Ziploc bag and on a flat surface) to an even ¾"-1" thickness using a meat pounder. Sprinkle the breasts (both sides) with grated Parmesan cheese & freshly ground black pepper, and place them in the prepared baking dish.

  3. Whisk together Caesar dressing and sour cream in a small bowl. Pour the Caesar/sour cream mixture over each breasts then sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.

  4. Place the prepared chicken in the oven and bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of one of the middle breasts reads 150°F.

  5. Turn the oven to broil and broil the breasts an additional 2-4 minutes or until the chicken turns golden brown. It can burn quickly, so watch it closely. When done, a meat thermometer should register 160F when stuck into the thickest part of one of the middle breasts. Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil and allow chicken to rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

  6. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

* Note: Do NOT salt the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Caesar Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1465mg 61%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 50.9%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sara
Do you have a caesar dressing you recommend? I've never had much luck finding a store brand.
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! Here is what we used. Any thick/creamy caesar will work great :) http://www.marzetti.com/products/salad-dressings/creamy/supreme-caesar-dressing/?gclid=CKCS0d7p0NUCFQ6ZfgodzM4FlQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
    Laura Ciruzzi
    Love Ken’s Light Creamy Caesar with this. I agree that if the breasts are thin, it only needs about 15 minutes of cooking time, then broiled for about 3 minutes to achieve the golden brown. Then it can sit for 5 minutes. Agree also that it should be freshly grated parm, which can be bought if you don’t want to grate yourself. Simply delicious!!!
    JAY BURNETT
    I use GIRARDS dressings BY MARZETTI. NOT THE SWEET STUFF AT ALL. THEY HAVE TWO CAESARS AND MY FAVE CHAMPAGNE DRESSING. THEY COME IN A TRIANGULAR SHAPED BOTTLE WITH GOLD FOIL ON NECK. CAN ORDER OR GET FROM WALMART.
Michelle
Dry and overcooked pork chops are pretty bad, too! Trying this recipe one night this week. Looks delicious! And could it get any easier?
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Michelle! Hope you love it :)
    Regan
    How did the pink chops turn out. Going big to try tonight the chicken was delicious
    Shana Chelich
    I bet this would be good with pork chops too!
karen
I have the same question, what brand of Caesar dressing do you recommend?
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! Here is what we used. Any thick/creamy caesar will work great :) http://www.marzetti.com/products/salad-dressings/creamy/supreme-caesar-dressing/?gclid=CKCS0d7p0NUCFQ6ZfgodzM4FlQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
    K
    It says what kind they recommend in the recipe
Michelle
What would you serve with this dish?
    Becky Hardin
    SO many options! Asparagus, baked potato, salad, green beans, all would be delicious. It would also be really yummy served over rice or pasta. Hope you love the recipe!!
Shelly
Pls advice what brand of Ceasar dressing you would recommend. Thank you!
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! Here is what we used. Any thick/creamy caesar will work great :) http://www.marzetti.com/products/salad-dressings/creamy/supreme-caesar-dressing/?gclid=CKCS0d7p0NUCFQ6ZfgodzM4FlQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
Rita
would this be good with a low fat/fat free caesar dressing? My family is trying to cut calories but not taste.
    April
    I just made this using Bolthouse Farms Creamy Ceasar Dressing. I turned out perfectly!
    dolly
    Rita...if you are trying to lose weight/cut calories do NOT use low fat/fat free anything! You will be getting more carbs which equals more sugar. Try doing some research on this subject. There is a lot of info on youtube.
      Stacey
      How about the yogurt dressings?
Carolyn
Looks so good but what is the green garnish on top?
    carrie smith
    It's fresh chopped parsley
Lewis True
Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of not less than 165F.
    Amy
    Covering with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 mins will bring it up to the 165F.
Amy
Helo, I am wondering, if 1/4 cup of the Caesar salad dressing is used to bake the chicken, what do you do with the remainder of the dressing? The recipe calls for a 1 cup of Cesar dressing.
    J gill
    The recipe called for 4 chicken breasts and to put 1/4 cup on each piece...
      Betty
      Which type parmesan cheese do you use? The shredded from the cheese section or the Kraft dry type which is not refrigerated at the store?
        Nancy Long
        I would use fresh that you grate yourself - the boxed stuff is cardboard and shredded has cornstarch on it
Rachel
It's 1/4 for each breast. So, using 4 chicken breast it would equal 1 cup.
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