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Roasted Spicy Mayonnaise Chicken Breasts

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 zest finely grated lemons
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon plus additional for seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground plus additional for seasoning black pepper
  • 4 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon zest, paprika, celery seeds, salt, pepper and cayenne. Season the chicken with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Slather the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken. Bake until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked with a fork, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve hot.