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Mayonnaise Lover's Chicken Recipe

Mayonnaise Lover's Chicken Recipe

Jennifer Rytting of West Jordan, Utah recalls: “My father-in-law was looking for a good chicken marinade when a friend suggested mayonnaise with Italian dressing. He added the ham and cheese on his own, and we can't get enough of it! You'd never guess this BBQ is so easy and so fast!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise, divided
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing and 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Pour 3/4 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  • 3. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham and cheese. Grill, covered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey and remaining mayonnaise. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 542 calories, 43g fat (10g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Mayonnaise Lover's Chicken

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hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 100987
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"This is a very easy, very tasty recipe! Love it, know it will be one I will be making often!"

hough User ID: 2624719 172596
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"This recipes became a favorite in our family. I've been making it too many times now. The chicken is moist and tender, and the sauce was fantastic.I always make sure I have extra chicken for this recipe.."

bdfloyd User ID: 4644505 88022
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This is a very tasty way to dress up chicken breasts. Instead of making the honey mustard sauce, I reserved some of the mayo and Italian dressing mixture to serve on the side. It was so very good!"

Jilld731 User ID: 5081723 174657
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Incredible taste, juicy and full of flavor, family loved this recipe - Jill Darnell, Fort Lauderdale, FL"

jmdjill User ID: 1281599 88018
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2009

"This is an excellent recipe. The chicken is always very moist."

LKAM User ID: 1308936 172547
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2008

"My family loved this chicken. What I particularly enjoyed was the full flavor developed after only thirty minutes of marinating."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.