Everything Bagel Chicken with Scallion Cream Cheese Sauce
An easy dinner inspired by New York City "Everything" bagels and classic scallion cream cheese spread. Chicken breasts coated in Everything But the Bagel seasoning and baked then topped with a quick and easy creamy, tangy scallion cream cheese sauce. Low carb, keto, paleo option.
Course Main Course
Keyword everything bagel chicken, everything but the bagel seasoning, scallion cream cheese
Preheat oven to 400º F. Place chicken breasts top-down in a baking dish. 9x9" or larger. Using a pastry brush, brush surface of chicken with butter then sprinkle with salt. Don't use as much salt as you normally would, since most Everything But the Bagel seasonings have salt in them.
Sprinkle surface of chicken with half the Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Use tongs and carefully flip chicken breasts. Brush tops with the remaining butter, sprinkle with the salt and coat with the remaining Everything but the Bagel seasoning.
Bake at 400º F for 25-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160º F. See Note.
Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium bowl. Whisk in remaining sauce ingredients until very smooth. Taste and add salt to taste.
When chicken is baked, remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with plenty of scallion cream cheese sauce.
Make it Paleo: use ghee instead of butter, non-dairy cream cheese like Kite Hill, and your favorite plain, unsweetened non-dairy milk like macadamia or almond milk.
Make it Dairy Free: Use vegan butter or a neutral oil, dairy free cream cheese, and unsweetened, plain, non-dairy milk of choice.
Cooking Times: Note that cook time will vary by size of chicken breast. - Small chicken breasts: approximately 25 minutes - Medium chicken breasts: approximately 30 minutes - Large chicken breasts: approximately 35 minutes