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Moist and Tender Chicken Breasts

Since we enjoy chicken, I always love a variation on ways to prepare chicken breasts. This recipe for moist and tender chicken is quick and easy .

1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp Thyme
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
4 chicken breasts
½ onion chopped
2 tbsp oil

1.Mix together mayonnaise with cheese and spices set aside
2.Pound chicken breasts, salt both sides
3.Heat frying pan and sear breasts on both sides until lightly browned
4.Place breasts in baking dish , add onions and cover with mayonnaise mixture.
5.Bake at 375° for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.
6.When done, remove breasts from dish and pour grave into blender. Blend until gravy is smooth and thick. (it will have separated during baking)
7.Serve chicken and gravy with rice or potatoes - add veggies or a salad.


  1. This recipe looks really good! I'm going to try it as soon as possible! Thanks!

  2. Another fine recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks and sounds yummy Julie. I like having new recipes for chicken. Always a quick and tasty meal. Kathy

  4. That looks good. I will have to try that the next time we go to Arkansas. Thanks!

    until next time... nel

  5. Looks yummy. One question though. Would a mayonnaise type dressing work as a substitute? Such as Miracle Whip?

  6. I made this for supper tonight and everyone loved it! My gravy didn't look as nice...but hey, it tasted great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. ?"berean?"Audry .. that happens to be what I did use .. Miracle Whip ... so yes it does work !

    Cheyenne... did you remember to whip your gravy in the blender? that makes it nice and smooth! I'm happy you enjoyed the recipe!! smile

  8. Yup, I sure did whip it in the blender...I just don't have the same gravy skills. No matter what! :)

    I love your site...even though I have kitchen treasures, the yellow books, or the green book...whatever..Toews family cookbook, I still love coming to your site. I love the photos. You ladies should do a post on mennonite jargon in the you guys use 'costco' pans and such? :)

  9. Made this one tonight for supper it was definately comfort food, and the chicken was so tender it just fell apart with a fork.. I found the sauce a bit rich but i used miracle whip and didnt have thyme so i used oregano so that maybe made it richer.. It was a good supper!! Thanks

  10. Your blog and recipes have helped me so much in learning to cook as a newlywed! I will make this chicken tonight for our small group dinner, Thanks!

  11. mennoniteboythatcanalsocookFebruary 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Do you need to cover the baking dish?
    Just wondering.

  12. Ohhh sorry, I should have mentioned it .. Yes. I covered the dish.


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