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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4.21 from 136 votes
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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, caesar chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 649 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
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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Paul Nelson
I know your recipe says 30 minutes at 375 or to an internal temp of 155 so I go 30 minutes and it is way over done; like 180 after the broiler. I broiled only til browned. I'm sure my oven is pretty accurate because it's a new Wolf range. I would start checking the internal temp at just over 20 minutes. Otherwise, I liked it quite well.
Victoria
Made this tonight. It was so easy & delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate.
Elsie
What is the green garnish on your?
    MomofTwoPreciousGirls
    Just guessing, but looks like cilantro?
    Ruben
    Could be flat leaf parsley.
Michelle
Just pulled it out of the oven. I added 1/2c. mayo to the dressing, and my chicken is sitting in a pool of cheese with a layer of oil on top of it. It broke, majorly. Doesn't look very appetizing. Did I do something wrong? My chicken breasts weren't that thick to begin with, and I split them, then pounded them a little thinner, so I only cooked them for about 18 minutes, and then put the broiler on. Hoping they taste good...
    Michelle
    They tasted good, but I wouldn't add the mayo next time. The taste of it was overpowering. I think the dressing is enough. It's such an easy recipe, I will definitely try it again.
Pili
I made this exactly as shown. I did not like it. The Caesar dressing was too strong. Won't do it again
Marcia Snyder
Can you fix this in a slow cooker (crock pot) ?
CarolMackey
Do you adjust the racks to broil it closer to the top of the oven? Mine were on the bottom for baking and above the middle for broiling. Used thighs, so adjusted the cooking time, but broiling from the lower rack has me stymied.Very hard to read this light grey font when your eyesight is poor!
Ruben
Do you use freshly grated parmesan cheese or bottled like Kraft.
Kerry
I made this using the Marketside brand Caesar dressing sold by Wal-Mart's deli and it was delicious! I served it over garlic basmati rice with extra fine green beans. Easiest meal to prepare but tasted like I spent all day in the kitchen!
Louise
I just made this for dinner tonight. I used Litehouse Caesar Dressing and it turned out great. Next time, I might try a little less than 1/4 cup dressing on each piece and maybe 1 cup Parmesan instead of the full 1 1/2 cups. I used 2 thick chicken breasts and cut them in half to make 4 thinner pieces. I let them cook an addition 10 minutes to get a little bit more of a golden crust instead of using the broiler. They came out beautiful, tasted fantastic and pretty and elegant enough for company. I served it with white rice and steamed zucchini, but it would be great with a simple green salad and warm French bread. It's very rich, no need for mayonnaise or sour cream.
    Louise
    Just wanted to add that next time I am going to try this with Litehouse Cilantro Cotija Dressing with a tomato slice and Mexican cheese blend over the top for a bit of a Mexican flair. Thank you Becky for such a simple recipe that is so easy to adapt to your own personal taste. A different brand of dressing or more or less dressing or cheese is such an easy fix for some of those who said they didn't like it. They might be missing out if they don't give it another try by just changing it up a little.
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