I use mayonnaise as an undercoating for chicken, too.Hiya, GEF.
I use chicken thigh fillets and lay them single layer in a large oven tray.
Smear with a thin layer of whole egg mayonnaise, season with s/p.
Sprinkle with fresh breadcrumbs (I've tried with bought crumbs, but fresh gives a satisfying crunch). Spray crumbs with oil.
Top with a sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan.
Pop into the oven for about an hour until crispy and golden. I cook it at about 200C, which I checked is 392F.
Hey, @Barrett,I use mayonnaise as an undercoating for chicken, too.
My mom started using it in that way when she saw a recipe for it back when we were kids, actually.
I use it on chicken breasts and thighs (either bone-in or boneless, depending on my mood that night). Coat the chicken with mayo, and toss the pieces in a zip-lock bag containing crushed Rice Krispies. Bake in the oven 'til done.
The touch of sweetness in the Rice Krispies plays very well with the tang of the mayo. YUM!
I use panko breadcrumbs when I don't have the cereal available (I don't eat boxed cereals, anymore, so if I want to make mayo chicken with RK, I have to buy a box specifically for that purpose).