Thursday, May 16, 2013

better than fried chicken

I remember reading this recipe on the Pioneer Woman blog several years ago. I believe it may have been called 'mayo' chicken and the guest blogger was Dutch Girl(?). I know I'd made it then, but I had forgotten about it. My guys really dislike chicken, so when I do make it, I'm always looking for good ways to disguise it.

I searched and searched google, trying "mayo chicken", "pioneer woman guest post", and everything I could think of. After a couple minutes of research, urban legend suggests that there was a falling out of sorts between the two bloggers. Whatever, I just wanted the recipe! I vaguely remembered the ingredients, so I just made it.

Lately, I've noticed it's made a resurgence (on Pinterest), and it's now known as "better than fried" chicken. Some recipes suggest Greek yogurt in place of the mayo. I've never tried it, because we all like the richness of mayonnaise.

We had it last night for dinner and even Josh said, "this is pretty good". We also enjoyed rhubarb muffins.

Here are the recipes:

"better than fried" chicken

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup mayo/Greek yogurt, or a combination
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp herbes de Provence
1 tsp granulated garlic
Salt, pepper
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, divided

1. Mix all ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs.
2. Spread mixture over chicken breasts. Sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs over chicken.
3. Bake at 375 degrees, uncovered, about 40 minutes, or until browned and chicken is cooked through.

rhubarb muffins (click link for recipe)


  1. I have fried chicken on the menu for next week so I'll give this recipe a go !

    Seriously , your lot dont like chicken?

  2. Thanks .. no idea where to get panko break crumbs, but I'll look for them. Any suggestions on a substitute for the parmesan cheese? (someone at my house doesn't like it)