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 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!
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!
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!
Products we recommend when making this Ranch Baked Chicken with Bacon
The Caesar Dressing crust that’s created when baking this chicken is TO DIE FOR.
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!
Other Chicken Breast Recipes we love:
- Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Chicken Tacos
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
- Basil Chicken
- Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
- Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Oven Fried Chicken Breast
- 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1 cup Caesar salad dressing (click for homemade recipe)
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1-1½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
Heat oven to 375F and spray the inside of an 8" x 11" 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.
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.
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.
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.
If desired, garnish with chopped parsley.
* Note: Do NOT salt the chicken.