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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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This baked garlic parmesan chicken recipe is flavorful chicken breasts cooked in a yummy cheesy sauce. It’s full of so much flavor thanks to the parmesan cream sauce and fragrant garlic and it's super easy to cook with only a handful of easy steps.
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  1. BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This keto-friendly, baked garlic parmesan chicken is comfort food at its best. It’s an easy recipe full of tender chicken and a cheesy garlic flavor combo that will have your whole family reaching for seconds.

If you’re looking for a more traditional chicken parm dish then you should try our classic Chicken Parmesan Recipe. Another one of our favorite chicken recipes with great flavor is our One-Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta.

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BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tablespoon roasted garlic paste
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

GARLIC PASTE: If you don’t have garlic paste on hand, you can use minced garlic in equal portions. 

MOZZARELLA CHEESE: You can use ricotta cheese in the creamy sauce if mozzarella isn’t your thing. It’ll still have a delicious flavor and be just as creamy.

CHICKEN: If you prefer dark meat, chicken thighs are also great options in this recipe.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a 9 x 13 glass casserole baking dish with cooking spray.

STEP TWO: In a small mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, garlic paste, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese until they are fully combined.

PRO TIP:

Need garlic paste? You can make your own! Use 1 pound of peeled garlic cloves and combine with 2 tablespoons of any neutral-flavored oil. Blend in a blender and pulse garlic and oil mixture until it’s smooth.

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STEP THREE: Place the chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish.

PRO TIP:

For best results, cut the chicken into fillets. This will help the overall taste, tenderness, and cook time!

STEP FOUR: Sprinkle the chicken with black pepper and garlic salt or any seasonings you desire.

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STEP FIVE: Pat the cream cheese mixture over top of the chicken breasts until they are fully coated.

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STEP SIX: Bake the coated chicken breasts in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes at 375°F or until it’s cooked all the way through and the cheese coating is browned and bubbly.

PRO TIP:

The chicken is cooked through when a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve this main dish with green beans and rice on the side for dinner tonight. This entree is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or even to serve for a dinner party.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store this baked chicken dish in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Unfortunately, because the cheese sauce is dairy-based it’s not going to freeze very well. We recommend eating this yummy cream sauce as soon as possible!

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You’re going to love this low-carb dish as much as we do! The creaminess of the parmesan sauce will be perfectly balanced by veggie side dishes, making it keto-friendly. We’re almost positive your entire family will have no problems eating every last bite! This recipe is sure to make it into your regular rotation for busy weeknights!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this recipe with chicken thighs?

If you prefer dark meat, you can use chicken thighs in this recipe.

Can I freeze this recipe?

Because of the creamy cheese sauce, this recipe will not freeze very well as the texture of the sauce will change.

Can I use a different cheese in the sauce instead of mozzarella?

If you prefer, you can use ricotta cheese in this recipe as well.

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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This baked garlic parmesan chicken recipe is flavorful chicken breasts cooked in a yummy cheesy sauce. It’s full of so much flavor thanks to the parmesan cream sauce and fragrant garlic and it's super easy to cook with only a handful of easy steps.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese softened
  • ½ tablespoon roasted garlic paste
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, garlic paste, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese until fully combined.
  • Place chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 glass or casserole baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper and garlic salt or any seasonings you desire.
  • Pat cream cheese mixture over chicken breasts until they are fully coated.
  • Bake at 375°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and the cheese coating is browned and bubbly.

Notes

TIP: Need garlic paste? You can make your own! Use 1 pound of peeled garlic cloves and combine with 2 tablespoons of any neutral-flavored oil. Blend in a blender and pulse garlic and oil mixture until it’s smooth.
TIP: For best results, Cut the chicken into fillets. This will help the overall taste, tenderness, and cook time!
TIP: The chicken is cooked through when a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Janet Bradley says

    I make something very similar to this. I generally make small slits in the chicken before putting the cheeses on top. That way some of that great flavor gets inside of the chicken. Gotta try this version very soon!!

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