Baked Caesar Chicken: A Creamy and Flavorful Delight

If you’re looking for a quick and easy chicken recipe that is packed with creamy, cheesy flavor, then look no further. Our Baked Caesar Chicken is a melt-in-your-mouth delight that requires only four simple ingredients. In just 40 minutes, you can have a delicious meal that the whole family will love.

caesar chicken served on a plate with quinoa

A Family-Friendly Dish for Busy Weeknights

Our Baked Caesar Chicken is the perfect solution for those hectic weeknight dinners. With minimal prep time and a simple one-pan cooking process, you can have a tasty and satisfying meal on the table in no time. Plus, the ingredients needed for this recipe are likely already sitting in your pantry.

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we understand the importance of convenient and budget-friendly meals. That’s why we offer a range of chicken recipes that are not only delicious but also easy on your wallet. Chicken is a versatile and affordable protein that can be found on sale year-round, making it a smart choice for any meal.

A Chicken Recipe that Melts in Your Mouth

If you’re a fan of our popular Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chicken recipe, you’ll love this twist on the classic. Our Creamy Caesar Chicken uses Caesar dressing instead of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt to create a rich and savory topping. The result is a tender and juicy chicken breast with a creamy coating that will have you coming back for seconds.

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baked Caesar chicken in a baking pan

Why We Love This Baked Caesar Chicken Recipe

There are several reasons why our Baked Caesar Chicken has become a favorite among our customers:

  • Moist and Tender: This chicken is perfectly moist, tender, and bursting with flavor.
  • Only 4 Ingredients Needed: With just chicken breasts, Caesar dressing, pepper, and Parmesan cheese, you can create a creamy and delicious meal.
  • Budget-Friendly: Keep an eye out for sales and you can make this recipe without breaking the bank. Feel free to adjust the recipe if you don’t need to cook 2 pounds of chicken.
  • Quick and Easy: With minimal prep time, this dish can be ready to bake in no time.
  • Family-Friendly: This recipe has been approved by our picky eaters, so you can be sure it will be a hit with your family too.

Ingredients Needed for Baked Caesar Chicken

To make our Baked Caesar Chicken, you will need:

  • Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Caesar dressing (we recommend the “Ken’s Steak House” brand, but feel free to use any other brand you prefer)
  • Black pepper
  • Cheese (grated Parmesan or shredded, or even mozzarella)

For exact amounts and detailed directions, please visit the Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ website.

step by step on how to make melt in your mouth chicken

How to Make Creamy Caesar Chicken

Follow these simple steps to create our flavor-packed Baked Caesar Chicken:

  1. Place the chicken in a greased baking dish.
  2. Season the chicken with pepper.
  3. Pour the Caesar dressing over the chicken, followed by the cheese.
  4. Place the baking dish in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
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Tips for the Best Baked Caesar Chicken

Here are some tips to ensure your Baked Caesar Chicken turns out perfectly:

  • Ensure all the chicken breasts are the same size/thickness to promote even cooking.
  • Avoid adding additional salt to the chicken, as the dressing already provides enough flavor.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Choose a creamy Caesar dressing to ensure it coats the chicken easily.

Serving Suggestions

Our Baked Caesar Chicken pairs perfectly with a variety of side dishes. Here are some suggestions to complete your meal:

  • Rice: Whether you opt for plain white rice or our flavorful French Onion Rice, it will complement the chicken perfectly.
  • Vegetables: Roasted broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts make excellent accompaniments.
  • Bread: Treat yourself to some Hawaiian rolls, crescent rolls, or our delicious Mini Garlic Monkey Bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I make this dish spicy? Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes on top of the chicken breasts before baking.
  • Can I freeze this meal? Yes! You can freeze it before cooking or freeze the leftovers once cooked.
  • Can I use other cuts of chicken? Yes, you can use thighs, drumsticks, or tenderloins. Just ensure they are boneless and skinless for the best results.
  • How do I make this recipe gluten-free? To ensure it’s gluten-free, make a homemade Caesar dressing using gluten-free ingredients.

creamy, juicy chicken baked with Caesar dressing on top

How to Store Baked Caesar Chicken

If you want to prepare this dish in advance, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days before cooking. Simply cover the pan with plastic wrap and remove it from the refrigerator when you’re ready to cook. Keep in mind that you may need to add a few extra minutes to the cooking time to account for the chilled pan.

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To freeze the chicken, you can prepare it as directed and freeze it before cooking. Alternatively, you can freeze the leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. To reheat, simply microwave the chicken in 30-second increments until it reaches the desired temperature. Leftovers can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

More Easy Weeknight Chicken Recipes to Try

If you’re looking for more delicious and hassle-free chicken recipes, give these options a try:

  • Ultimate Chicken Casserole
  • Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
  • Parmesan Chicken Casserole

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we are passionate about providing you with the best recipes and cooking tips. Visit our website for more mouthwatering dishes and culinary inspiration.