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 one of those recipes that you’ll want to make again and again and again. With only THREE 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!
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.
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.
I know your family will request this 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.
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing (definitely grab a creamy caesar versus a thinner version), We used Marzetti Supreme Caesar (thick and creamy) although any creamy caesar would be great
- 1-1½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ***OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup sour cream or mayonnaise. See note below
- * Note: Do NOT salt the chicken.
- Heat oven to 375F and spray the inside of an 8x11 baking dish with cooking spray.
- 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.
- Pour ¼ cup Caesar salad dressing over each breast (1 cup total over the 4 breasts) then sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.
- Place the prepared chicken in the oven and bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the middle of one of the middle breasts reads 155F.
- Turn the oven to broil and broil the breasts an additional 2-4 minutes or until the chicken turns golden. 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.
- ***OPTIONAL: If you prefer a thicker crust of sauce on top, add in either 1/2 cup sour cream or 1/2 cup mayo to the caesar and parm mixture. Stir well and follow the directions as above. It is totally optional but can add a thicker layer of creaminess! The pictures above are without the extra layer..