Cheddar Baked Chicken – I’m Such A Copycat

I first saw this recipe on my girl Sammie’s blog, The LaMay Bakery, and it looked amazing. We are total kitchen soul mates and our families tend to like the same meals so I went with it and it was as big of a hit here as it was at her house! The not too cheesy, just crunchy enough combo did it for my husband, the butter was a serious win for Wee One #1 and the other two are head over heels for pretty much any variation on breaded chicken.

It’s very similar to the chicken strips I make, except this is cooked in butter and there is shredded cheese in the bread crumbs. It’s arguably much easier and faster than the strips because with this recipe you’re working with half a chicken breast per person in a single piece instead of about the same amount of chicken, pounded out and sliced into eleventy billion smaller pieces. Both are now requested on the regular, so similarities aside, it’s always nice to add another meal to the list of things everyone around here loves.

Cheddar Baked Chicken

Cheddar Baked Chicken – via Allrecipes

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup crispy rice cereal
3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half
2 tablespoons melted butter

Cheddar Baked Chicken
Cheddar Baked Chicken
First prep your bowls, you’ll need three. In the first one mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In the second one, beat the egg and milk together and in the last one combine the bread crumbs cheese and cereal. I totally spaced on the cereal so I made mine without it! Coat your baking dish with the 1/4 cup of melted butter and dredge (aka plunk) each chicken piece first in the flour mixture…
Cheddar Baked Chicken
Cheddar Baked Chicken
…then in the egg mixture and finally in the bread crumb mixture before moving each piece to the baking dish.
Cheddar Baked Chicken
Bake for 35 minutes or so at 350! So so so good!

3 comments

  1. I love to eat cheddar baked chicken, my mom is prepared it to me. But I didn’t know how to make it, so I will take your recipe to try it.

    It’s pretty simple and so good!

  2. We ARE kitchen soul mates! Glad it was as big a hit at your casa as it was here! xo

    Totally went over so so well! Thanks for sharing!

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