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Yum Yum Chicken

Yum yum chicken is an easy chicken breast recipe that’s absolutely exploding with flavor. Step up your regular weeknight dinners with this quick dish with only 6 ingredients. Tender, juicy, and yum-yummy!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Chicken Breast Recipe

Yum Yum Chicken got it’s name because the first time our family took a bite, they all started saying YUMMMMMM over and over. The next time we made it, the kids started saying they loved the “yum yum chicken” and the name stuck. Here are a few reasons why your family will love it too:

  • Easy: This is one of the easiest – but tastiest – chicken breast recipes we make. 6 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you’ll need!
  • Simple Ingredients: Easy dinner ideas should always start with pantry ingredients. This recipe is no different. You’ll likely have all these ingredients already on hand.
  • So Yum(my): The flavor is outrageously packed into each bite of this yum yum chicken. The secret is in the special seasoning we use!
Ingredients for Yum Yum Chicken.

What You’ll Need

With only 6 ingredients, you can’t go wrong making this chicken breast recipe tonight. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for exact amounts of each of these ingredients.

  • Chicken: We’re using boneless skinless chicken breasts.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Seasoning: We’ll be using 21 Seasoning Salute (see below) along with dried onion flakes and garlic salt.

What is 21 Seasoning Salute?

21 Seasoning Salute is a seasoning blend with 21 different spices and herbs with no added salt. It was originally created and sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s, but it’s now also available at Costco under the name Kirkland Signature Organic No-Salt Seasoning. You can buy it on amazon, in store at Trader Joe’s, or at Costco.

If you’d like to make it yourself and have all the spices on hand, you can mix together the following in equal parts: onion powder, black pepper, celery seed, cayenne pepper, parsley, basil, marjoram, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, savory, rosemary, cumin, mustard powder, ground coriander, garlic, carrot, orange peel, dried tomato, and lemon juice.

How to Make Yum Yum Chicken

With just a few steps, your family will be saying “yum yum” to this easy chicken breast recipe! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions and ingredient amounts.

  • Preheat: Preheat your oven to 375°F and grease your baking dish.
  • Pound: Pound out your chicken breasts using a meat tenderizer until they’re about an inch thick. This will make sure they’re extra tender!
  • Prepare: Lightly coat both sides of your chicken with mayo and then generously season with all the seasonings.
  • Bake: Place the chicken breasts into the baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve: Take the chicken out of the oven, top with parmesan cheese, and cook it for 5 more minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for Success

With just a few simple tips, you can be sure that your yum yum chicken will be … yum yum!

  • Mayo: Coating the chicken in mayo may seem odd, but trust us that it works! We don’t love mayo in our house, but we can’t deny that it keeps the chicken breasts really moist. It also helps the seasoning coat and stick to the chicken quite well. And we promise that you won’t be able to taste mayo at all once the chicken is cooked.
  • Tenderize: It may seem like an extra step, but tenderizing the meat is a foolproof way of making tender, juicy chicken. It’s also really quite fun to whack away at raw chicken for a minute or two!
  • Thin Chicken Breasts: If you don’t want to flatten the chicken breasts yourself, you can always buy chicken cutlets, which are pre sliced chicken breasts. You may pay a little more for them, but it’ll save you the step.
Yum Yum Chicken on a white plate with a fork holding a piece of cut chicken.

What to Serve With Yum Yum Chicken

Serve yum yum chicken with whatever sides your family enjoys the most – it goes with just about everything! We often serve it with some green vegetables like roasted broccoli, bacon Brussels sprouts or air fryer green beans and a side of mashed potatoes. It’s also great served over a salad or with a side salad. For an extra decadent dinner, it’s also delicious served over some creamy fettuccine alfredo.

Can I Store and Reheat Leftovers?

Yum yum chicken is best served fresh out of the oven, so we don’t recommend making it ahead of time. Same thing for making a double batch for freezing. But if you do have leftovers, here’s how to handle them.

  • Refrigerate: You can refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. We recommend doing this without the melted cheese on top. If you want to do a little prep, put the covered baking dish (uncooked) and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, bake as directed.
  • Reheat: We recommend reheating cooked chicken in the oven or air fryer and then melting the cheese as directed. Chicken will get rubbery if reheated in the microwave.
  • Freeze: We don’t recommend freezing this dish!

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Yum Yum Chicken sliced into pieces on a plate with a fork picking up a piece.
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Yield: 4 servings

Yum Yum Chicken

Yum yum chicken is an easy chicken breast recipe that's absolutely exploding with flavor. Step up your regular weeknight dinners with this quick dish with only 6 ingredients. Tender, juicy, and yum-yummy!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 1 lb thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons 21 Seasoning Salute
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a large casserole dish (I used a 9×13 casserole dish) and set aside. In a small bowl, combine 21 seasoning salute, dried minced onion and garlic salt. Set aside.
  • Pound chicken with a meat tenderizer until chicken breast is about 3/4 inch thick.
  • Coat both sides of chicken with mayonnaise and then generously sprinkle both sides of chicken with prepared spice mix.
  • Place into prepared baking dish and bake until chicken is cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chicken with parmesean cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes more to melt cheese. Serve immediately!



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 373kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 3608mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g

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2 comments on “Yum Yum Chicken”

  1. I wanted to love this….and was so happy to finally have a use for TJ’s seasoning…but I didn’t. Wasn’t bad. Just wasn’t that good either. Sorry

  2. I cannot wait to try this! Making a TJ’s run here in the next few days and need to pickup the seasoning!

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