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Mayonnaise Lover’s Chicken

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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 thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  • Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham and cheese. Grill, covered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey and remaining mayonnaise. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 542 calories, 43g fat (10g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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  • hotfudgesundae
    Jun 1, 2014

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

  • hough
    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
    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
    Jul 20, 2010

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

  • jmdjill
    Feb 7, 2009

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

  • LKAM
    Aug 19, 2008

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

  • kamillebreuer
    Jul 28, 2008

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  • carsonrein
    Jun 17, 2008

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