Sour Cream Chicken

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This Sour Cream Chicken is made with a sour cream sauce smothered over chicken breasts, topped with Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven!. It’s an incredibly easy weeknight recipe ready for the oven in less than 5 minutes!

easy weeknight chicken breast with greens and potatoes on white plate with fork and knife

I am late to the party for so many things. Recently, I’ve discovered Game of Thrones and I am officially hooked and incapable of doing much else until I finish one more episode of Season 1 and finish all of Season 2. I even went so far as to bring my iPad to the gym today and watched an episode while I ran on the treadmill.

While on my iPad, I also found a recipe similar to this one on from The Enchanted Cook (I am sure that you have seen it floating around Pinterest).

But I do not eat mayo, so I made mine with sour cream and added fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. I have made this chicken so many times in the last few months.

It is ridiculously easy, and while not the most attractive recipe that I make, it tastes amazing. Everyone at my table loves this chicken recipe and it is a keeper.

easy weeknight chicken breast with greens and potatoes on white plate with fork and knife

Ingredients

The ingredients for this baked chicken recipe include boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sour cream, garlic, lemon zest, Borsari salt, chives, parsley, panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Sour Cream. Full-fat sour cream works best for a creamy consistency. Plus, low-fat sour cream includes added sugar and preservatives we don’t really need in our diet.

Borsari Salt. Bosari’s Original Seasoning is the secret ingredient that makes this chicken casserole so special. Bosari’s is pure sea salt infused with fresh basil, rosemary, garlic, black pepper and nutmeg. It’s incredibly versatile and I love it in this simple chicken dish.

Look for Bosari Salt in the spice aisle of your local supermarket or purchase it online. If you don’t have Bosari salt, simply use salt and pepper as noted in the recipe card. A few pinches of dried herbs or grates of fresh nutmeg never hurt either!

easy chicken dinner in white plate with greens, on white platter with bowl of potatoes

How To Make // The Steps

This sour cream chicken comes together in a few easy steps. It takes 5 minutes to prep the marinade, then the oven does the rest. A chicken dinner ready in 30 minutes!

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix together sour cream, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley in a small bowl.
  2. Mix the panko crumbs into the sour cream mixture.
  3. Spread the sour cream over the top of the chicken breasts.
  4. Cover with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is golden brown.
easy chicken dinner in white plate with greens, on white platter with bowl of potatoes

Why This Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken Is So Good?

  • Full-fat sour cream not only tastes better, but it keeps the chicken super moist.
  • Bosari salt adds balanced flavor and cuts down on the ingredients list for an incredibly tasty meal!
  • Parmesan cheese creates a cheesy, crunchy, golden-brown crust!

Variations

  • If you’re not a fan of sour cream, sub in an equal amount of mayo or Greek yogurt.
  • The seasoning is completely versatile. I love using Bosari seasoning salt since all the flavorings are included, but if not in your pantry, simply add 1-2 teaspoons of any dried herb of your choosing such as basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano or Italian seasoning.
  • Replace the panko breadcrumbs with an equal amount of crushed Ritz crackers for a salty, buttery crunch.
smothered cheesy sour cream chicken with greens and potatoes on white plate with fork and knife

Serving Suggestions

This simple chicken dish requires nothing more than a side of veggies or a simple salad.

I also love pairing it with baked potatoes with garlic herb sour cream (double the sour cream!), mashed potatoes, rice, pasta or egg noodles for those weekdays when I feel like having more carbs – especially after long runs on the treadmill!

More Chicken Recipes //

Originally published in February 2013, updated April 2020 with updated images and updated recipe card.


smothered cheesy sour cream chicken with greens and potatoes on white plate with fork and knife

Sour Cream Chicken

bakedbree
This Sour Cream Chicken is an easy weeknight chicken recipe. Chicken is smothered in a sour cream sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven!
4.43 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course chicken
Cuisine American
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Borsari salt or 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Mix together sour cream, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, and parsley in a small bowl. Mix the panko crumbs into the sour cream mixture.
  • Spread the sour cream over the top of the chicken breasts. Cover with Parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, and the cheese is golden brown.

Notes

Replace the panko breadcrumbs with an equal amount of crushed Ritz crackers for a salty, buttery crunch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 63gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 1535mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword cheese, easy, seasoned salt
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