Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cheddar Baked Chicken

My Mom is visiting for a week or so, so when I planned dinner, I knew I didn't want to make just any ordinary meal. She lives a life of plain ole cooking, so when she comes to visit, I like to treat her to the flavors she loves but lives without. I searched the Cooking for your Family Recipe Box, for a chicken recipe, that would be easy, delicious and different. This recipe was right up my alley, since I love cheese. It came together quickly and tasted wonderful. I used bone in, skinless breasts of chicken. The chicken was juicy, the breading crunchy and salty. Everyone enjoyed the chicken and voiced that they would have loved if I had made more, LOL.


Cheddar Baked Chicken
Amy via All Recipes
Yields: 6 servings

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup all-purpose 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 butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a medium baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. In a third bowl, mix the cheese, bread crumbs, cereal. Dredge chicken pieces in the flour mixture, dip in the egg mixture, then press in the breadcrumb mixture to coat. Arrange in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter evenly over chicken. Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until coating is golden brown and chicken juices run clear.

Cindy's notes: It didn't specify if the rice cereal should be crushed or not, so I crushed it and mixed it with the bread crumbs and cheese.

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