swiss chicken bake

a recipe by
Kyra R.
State College, PA

I can't even remember where this recipe originated. I know it's been in my meal rotation for at least 12 yrs. A family favorite and often asked for by friends for their "Birthday Dinners".

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For swiss chicken bake

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast (approx 4 ounces each)
  • 6-8 slices swiss cheese (mozzarella works too)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese (¼ cup set aside)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

How To Make swiss chicken bake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375.
  • 2
    Line a 9x13 pan with foil, spray very lightly with cooking spray.
  • 3
    If your chicken breasts are different thicknesses, pound them using a meat mallet until they are roughly the same thickness.
  • 4
    Pat chicken dry and place in pan.
  • 5
    Add sliced Swiss cheese on top of chicken breasts. You may have to divide a slice or two to cover the chicken completely.
  • 6
    In a bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread this over chicken. Sprinkle chicken breast with the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 7
    Bake for 30 mins. Take the chicken out of the oven, and insert a thermometer into its thickest part. The chicken is ready when it registers an internal temperature of 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read thermometer. **Chicken will continue to cook after it's removed from the heat source and the internal temperature will rise about 5 to 10 degrees F. in the first few minutes it's off the heat.
  • 8
    Transfer the baked chicken breasts to a platter. Loosely tent with foil and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.