WHY THIS RECIPE IS SO SPECIAL?
Baked Caesar Chicken is a one-pan wonder that is perfect for busy weeknights. It is super easy to make, and the result is a mouthwatering dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Creamy and cheesy: The mixture of Caesar dressing and sour cream makes the chicken breasts incredibly creamy and delicious. The grated Parmesan cheese adds a nutty and savory flavor to the dish.
Easy to make: With just a few simple ingredients and one baking dish, this recipe is a breeze to make. It takes only 30 minutes in the oven, and you can even prepare the chicken breasts in advance to save time.
Versatile: You can serve Baked Caesar Chicken with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple salad. It also makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.
4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) (approximately 600g)
1 cup Caesar salad dressing (240ml)
1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese (180g)
½ cup sour cream (120ml) (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray the inside of an 8×11″ baking dish with cooking spray.
If the chicken breasts are uneven in thickness, place them in a Ziploc bag and pound them with a meat pounder until they are an even ¾”-1″ thickness.
Sprinkle the chicken breasts with grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper, and place them in the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the Caesar dressing and sour cream (if using). Pour the mixture over each chicken breast, then sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.
Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Turn the oven to broil, and broil the chicken for an additional 2-4 minutes until golden brown.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked – it should register 165°F (74°C) when inserted into the thickest part of the middle breast.
Remove the chicken from the oven, cover loosely with foil, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve with your favorite side dishes.
You can use any brand of Caesar salad dressing that you prefer.
For a healthier option, you can use reduced-fat or light Caesar dressing.
If you want to add a little more flavor, try marinating the chicken in the Caesar dressing for a few hours before baking.
If the chicken breasts are very large, you can cut them in half or into smaller pieces to ensure even cooking.
This recipe is also delicious with grated mozzarella or a blend of Italian cheeses instead of Parmesan.
This Baked Caesar Chicken recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make meal that is perfect for busy weeknights or for entertaining guests. The chicken is juicy and flavorful, with a crispy Parmesan topping and a tangy Caesar dressing that takes it to the next level. The best part about this recipe is how versatile it is – you can serve it with a variety of sides or use different types of cheese for a different flavor profile. Whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. So give it a try and enjoy the delicious flavors of this classic dish!