Cheddar Chicken

by Cate on December 18, 2007

Last night, we officially kicked off the holiday season with our Christmas dinner with The Neighbors. The kids haven’t seen each other in a few weeks and couldn’t wait to get together. Between that and exchanging presents, it was all they could do to contain their excitement.

With a to-do list far longer than time available, my menu for dinner changed frequently, with items getting added and subtracted. I eventually settled on revisiting some tried-and-trues, aiming to keep things simple.

Although I haven’t mentioned it before on Sweetnicks, Cheddar Chicken is a recipe that I’ve been making for a good four or five years now. It literally takes just minutes to pull together, and after a little bit of time in the oven, you’re rewarded with moist chicken that has a nice, cheesy crust on top of each piece. In a word, yum. Because of its simple preparation, it works well for a weeknight meal, but is different enough that it can be used for entertaining as well. Course the fact that it’s dredged in a little bit ‘o melted butter first means it’s definitely not an everyday meal, but good to have in the files nonetheless.

I originally found the recipe on All Recipes. The only change I have made is that instead of the crushed cornflakes, I always use crushed Cheez-It crackers. If you’re going to go for it, you might as well go all the way, right?

Cheddar Chicken
Recipe courtesy of All Recipes.

1 cup crushed cornflakes cereal (I substitute 1 cup crushed Cheez-It crackers)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix the cornflake crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Cheddar cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the melted butter, and roll them in the cornflake crumb mixture. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Yield: 8 servings

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Deborah December 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm

It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it!?! This sounds wonderful!

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