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Chicken with everything bagel seasoning topped with scallion cream cheese sauce

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
Cuisine American
Keyword everything bagel chicken, everything but the bagel seasoning, scallion cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 452 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


Everything Bagel Chicken

Scallion Cream Cheese Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Everything But the Bagel seasoning
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened, see Note
  • 6 tablespoons chopped green onions 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or milk see Note


Wine Pairings — See Notes


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bake at 400º F for 25-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160º F. See Note.
  4. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium bowl. Whisk in remaining sauce ingredients until very smooth. Taste and add salt to taste.
  5. When chicken is baked, remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with plenty of scallion cream cheese sauce.
    Everything Bagel seasoned chicken breasts with a spoon putting cream cheese sauce on

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If paleo, you can use * ghee or a neutral oil like avocado or refined coconut oil. If dairy-free, use vegan butter or neutral oil. * dairy free cream cheese like Kite Hill * unsweetened plain non-dairy milk of choice Cooking Times for Chicken Breasts by Size * Small chicken breasts: 25 minutes * Medium: 30 minutes * Large: 35 minutes

Wine Pairings
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There's no added sugar to these wines, and they're all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there's no headache or fogginess the next day!

This chicken recipe has amazing bagel flavors, so you can get away with a variety of wine pairings. I recommend:

Nutrition Facts
Everything Bagel Chicken with Scallion Cream Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 203mg68%
Sodium 435mg19%
Potassium 919mg26%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.