Melt in Your Mouth Chicken has the perfect name because this entrée is totally delish!

This chicken recipe is a keto and low carb dream recipe! Skin-on or skinless chicken breasts are made even juicier with this super easy mayonnaise and parmesan cheese basting sauce. Keto parmesan crusted chicken is yummy on its own and also great for soups, sandwiches, and salads!

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Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

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Why We Love This Recipe!

  • Any novice cook can make this recipe and it comes out perfect every time!
  • Mild-flavored mayonnaise parmesan chicken is lightly flavored and perfect to top cold salads and sandwiches.
  • Make in advance and save in the fridge—or freeze portions for future keto meals!

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Ingredients & Variations

CHICKEN: Chicken breasts are meaty and uniformly sized making them easy to cook and affordable. They’re a great protein for low-carb, low-calorie eating plans! Whole chickens and thighs will work too, and you can remove the bones and skins if desired. In a pinch for time? Use a rotisserie chicken and reheat with the mayo-based sauce on it.

SAUCE: Mayonnaise makes for an easy sauce because of its high-fat content and mild flavor which makes it a perfect vehicle for all kinds of seasonings. Instead of garlic, salt, and pepper, try a Keto Taco Seasoning Recipe or Southwest Seasoning.

Melt in your mouth chicken prior to baking and after it is cooked

How To Make Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

It doesn’t get much easier than this tasty recipe, just 3 simple steps, and dinner is ready:

  1. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together.
  2. Coat chicken with sauce mixture and bake in a prepared dish (as per the recipe below).
  3. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest about 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Avoid overbaking the chicken breasts. Use a meat thermometer, and as soon as chicken reaches 165°F it’s done. If in doubt, pull them out and tent them with aluminum foil so they can “carryover cook” until they reach the right temperature.
  • Low carb melt in your mouth chicken is great for weekly meal prep! Shred, chop, or slice for all kinds of recipes to use throughout the week!
  • Save the juices from the baked chicken and freeze in ice cube trays for stock, gravy, or to sauté veggies in!

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Low Carb Sides for Chicken

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Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Recipe

Melt in Your Mouth Chicken is tender, flavorful, and totally delish. A keto & low carb eating plan never tasted so good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 4 chicken breasts about 1 pound
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, blend together all ingredients with mayonnaise (except chicken)
  • Place chicken in baking dish and spread sauce mixture evenly over each piece.
  • Bake in preheated oven 40-45 minutes until golden brown (or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F)
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made it many times. So easy and delicious! I add a little cayenne pepper to the mixture.

      1. 5 stars
        I made this tonight and served it with mushroom rice and brussel sprouts. The chicken was delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    So easy & quick prep. Absolutely Delicious!!!
    Definitely making this a regular dinner. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delioucious!! Made it tonight for 3 of us and 2 of us don’t love chicken. It was delioucious, flavorful and perfect. Even son aten2 helpings. I used lemon pepper because I had it. This will also be great with ranch seasonings or Italian flavorings. Thank you for sharing. My new favorite way to cook chicken

  4. 5 stars
    My husband and I are working on lowering our carbs in our meals. The challenge has been real with such a highly particular eater as my husband has been during this transition. This was an easy and great main course meal! To avoid heating our home with the oven in the heat of summer, we cooked this on the grill and in a cast-iron dish. So delicious! Thanks!!!

    1. Hi Nancy! Great question, we only put sauce on the top side of this chicken. We don’t flip it while baking. Enjoy!

  5. 4 stars
    Recently moved to a new house with a gas stove/broiler drawer. I am used to an electric stove. Is the chicken supposed to have a crispy topping? I baked it in the oven and the chicken came to the correct temperature, but the topping was on the color side of a bland color. So I stuck the chicken breasts in the broiler for a few minutes. No change in the color, so I put them in my Air Fryer Oven for 4 minutes. The topping color darkened after 4 minutes but never crisped up. I was afraid to overcook so we ate the chicken as is. It was very good, but I think it would have been better had the topping been crispy. Please advise.

    1. The topping isn’t intended to be crispy but helps make the chicken moist and flavorful! You can add crushed pork rinds in the last few minutes to help crisp it up! I am glad you enjoyed this chicken Ann!

      1. Look at the picture that came with the recipe. Looks very crispy to me. Even the directions say to bake til crispy. So I am confused. I would not want to serve pale chicken that looks half baked. How do you get t to look like the picture?

        1. To get it to look like it does in the picture we bake the chicken in a preheated oven 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Once the chicken is cooked if you feel like it is not browned enough you could also broil it for a few minutes to crisp the coating up. Watch it carefully so you don’t burn it though!

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe!!! Amazingly simple but, delicious. My family can’t get enough. I am going to try it on fish tonight!!!

  7. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night! It was AMAZING! My husband loved it as well!! This will be on rotation for SURE! If I could give it 10 stars, I would! The only difference I made was that I had smaller, thinner chicken breasts, and I “fried” them in my non-stick skillet with some butter! Served it with air fried green beans, cauliflower rice and (mac and cheese for the hubs)….. Total yum!! Thanks for such a quick but super delicious recipe!!