Hellman’s Chicken

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Hellman’s Chicken is one of my favorite ways to cook chicken thighs. They are full of flavor, crispy, and have a wonderful cheesy finish.

Hellman's Chicken on a plate.

This Hellman’s Chicken recipe will be in heavy rotation in your house. I have made this recipe with chicken breasts for years, but chicken thighs are a wonderful way to make the recipe too. The chicken thighs offer a lot of flavor to the dish.

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What We Love About This Recipe

If you are wondering about the nutritional differences between chicken thighs and chicken breasts, check out the data.

  • 35 Minute Meal: From prep to finish it only takes a few minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 6 ingredients. What could be easier?
  • Family Friendly: They are packed with flavor and goodness so your family will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, or dairy free, etc.
Hellman's Chicken ingredients.

Ingredient Notes for Hellman’s Chicken

  • Chicken Thighs: Boneless chicken thighs
  • Hot Sauce: Whatever your favorite brand is
  • Mayonnaise: To lock the moisture into the chicken
  •  Parmesan Cheese: The cheese adds a nice bite to the chicken
  • Garlic powder: This works great for this recipe, however use any seasonings that you enjoy
  • Panko breadcrumbs: Seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs, whole wheat can also be used
Hellman's Chicken on a plate.

Equipment Needed

  • Baking Dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls

How to Make Hellman’s Chicken

These are the basic steps for making chicken thighs. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and prepare an 8X8 pan. Then, place the chicken thighs in an 8” x 8” casserole dish and cover with the hot sauce. Set aside.

a collage of 4 images showing how to make the Hellman's coating for the chicken.

STEP 2: TOPPING

Then, in a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Parmesan and garlic powder. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken and top with the breadcrumbs.

a collage of 4 images showing how to top and then bake the Hellman's chicken.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Prep and Storage Tips for Hellman’s Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, this recipe is quick and easy, therefore there is no need to make this chicken dish in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the chicken thighs in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the Hellman’s chicken for up to four months in a freezer bag or in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Gluten-free breadcrumbs can replace the panko breadcrumbs. Also, a low-fat mayo can replace the full fat mayo.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT SEASONINGS?

Try your favorite seasoning blend such as Fresh Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make as many versions of this recipe as you need, or make less for a couple.

Hellman's Chicken on a plate.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add different cheeses: A great Italian blend or a nice Romano cheese would be delicious too.
  • Variation tip: Make it spicier, try adding some red pepper flakes or your favorite peppers.
  • Alternate Ingredient: Chicken breasts can replace the chicken thighs. Make sure you cook until the internal temperature reaches 165.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to make this Hellman’s chicken. Cook for around 7 minutes at 400.

What to Serve with Hellman’s Chicken

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Hellman’s Chicken

5 from 12 votes
Hellman's Chicken is one of my favorite ways to cook chicken thighs. They are full of flavor, crispy, and have a wonderful cheesy finish.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking Dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Place the chicken thighs in an 8” x 8” casserole dish and cover with the hot sauce. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Parmesan and garlic powder.
  • Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken and top with the breadcrumbs.
  • Bake until golden and an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.

Expert Tips

  • Add different cheeses: A great Italian blend or a nice Romano cheese would be delicious too.
  • Variation tip: Make it spicier, try adding some red pepper flakes or your favorite peppers.
  • Alternate Ingredient: Chicken breasts can replace the chicken thighs. Make sure you cook until the internal temperature reaches 165.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to make this Hellman’s chicken. Cook for around 7 minutes at 400.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

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