Succulent rich garlicky herby chicken marinated with an insanely good mayonnaise marinade. You’ll want to put this Mayonnaise Chicken on your weekly dinner rotation. So good!
Hey guys, welcome to the chicken fest! We eat a lot of chicken in my home so for my next recipe posts, I will share with you some of our favorite chicken recipes that will quickly become your favorites too!
I’m kicking it off with this Mayonnaise Chicken recipe. Yes, you read that right: MAYONNAISE CHICKEN. It is everything, you guys.
Mayonnaise chicken is chicken marinated with mayonnaise and other spices and herbs. The mayonnaise adds a nice layer of flavor and richness to the chicken but you can’t taste the mayonnaise.
My daughter who doesn’t like mayonnaise LOVES this mayonnaise chicken so even non-mayo lovers will fall in love.
The mayonnaise just gives the chicken that little extra something without being over-powering.
Mayonnaise Chicken Marinade
Mayonnaise chicken marinade is made up of mayonnaise, chicken bouillon powder (substitute with seasoning cubes), salt, white pepper, garlic, ginger, thyme, basil, and onion.
This combination of spices and herbs helps balance out the richness of the mayonnaise.
Why Mayonnaise Chicken?
For something different. I cook a ton of chicken so I always like to spice things up so it doesn’t feel like we are eating the same old same old chicken all the time.
And this Mayonnaise Chicken is truly special. One of those recipes that you have to experience to understand. And you’ll want to make this over and over again.
Best Chicken Part for Mayonnaise Chicken
Chicken thighs are great because they contain just the right amount of fat that makes the chicken super tasty. It is hard to ruin them. But you could also apply the mayonnaise chicken marinade on chicken drumsticks, chicken breasts, chicken quarters or even a whole chicken.
Note that the cooking times will change significantly though if you use a whole chicken – it will need to cook for a couple of hours. For the other chicken parts, they should cook for about the same amount of time as this recipe, which is 40 minutes with the oven set to broil.
A good rule is to make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (75 Degrees Celsius).
How to Make Mayonnaise Chicken
In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried thyme, salt, chicken bouillon powder, and white pepper. Mix everything together.
Rub the mayonnaise mixture all over the chicken being able to get to every nook and cranny of the chicken. Cover and let it marinate in the fridge for 8 hours or cook immediately.
Place the chicken on a greased baking sheet and grill on broil for about 40 minutes.
Important Tips to Note About Mayonnaise Chicken
If your chicken is significantly bigger than 4 pounds (maybe close to five pounds) then add a big pinch of salt to the salt the recipe calls for. This will help ensure that the chicken is properly seasoned.
I recommend that you set your oven to broil instead of bake. Setting the oven to broil cooks the chicken at a higher heat and roasts the chicken instead of baking it. This makes the chicken taste like it was grilled on the grill outside.
What to Serve With Mayonnaise Chicken
That’s it, friends. Hope this inspires you to make some awesome Mayonnaise Chicken. If you try the recipe please let me know and also feel free to leave a review below!
Succulent rich garlicky herby chicken marinated with an insanely good mayonnaise marinade. You'll want to put this Mayonnaise Chicken on your weekly dinner rotation. So good!
- 4 pounds chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Rinse chicken then pat dry with paper towels.
In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt, white pepper, dried thyme, dried basil, onion powder, and chicken bouillon powder.
Rub the mayonnaise mixture all over the chicken ensuring it gets to every nook and cranny of the chicken. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge up to overnight or place in the oven to cook immediately.
Set the oven to broil. Place the chicken on a large greased baking sheet – skin side down.
Broil for 30 minutes, take out the baking sheet and flip the chicken to be skin side up. Broil for another 10 minutes.
Serve warm with your favorite side dish.
1. If your chicken is significantly bigger than 4 pounds (maybe close to five pounds) then add a pinch of salt to the salt the recipe calls for. This will help ensure that the chicken is properly seasoned.
2. I recommend that you set your oven to broil instead of bake. Setting the oven to broil cooks the chicken at a higher heat and roasts the chicken instead of baking it. This makes the chicken taste like it was grilled on the grill outside.