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Cheddar Baked Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted – divided)
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place ¼ cup butter in the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish or shallow roasting pan. (I placed the butter un-melted in the casserole dish to melt the butter while the oven was preheating)
  3. In a shallow dish whisk the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together until well combined. (A pie dish works well for this)
  4. [url href=”http://cullyskitchen.com/?attachment_id=11149″][img src=”http://cullyskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/flour-coating-mix.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”flour coating mix” alt=”flour coating mix”][/url]
  5. In another shallow dish mix together the bread crumbs, cereal, and cheese.
  6. [url href=”http://cullyskitchen.com/?attachment_id=11150″][img src=”http://cullyskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cereal-and-cheese-coating-mix.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”cereal and cheese coating mix” alt=”cereal and cheese coating mix”][/url]
  7. In a bowl whisk the egg until lightly beaten and then mix in the milk until well combined.
  8. [url href=”http://cullyskitchen.com/?attachment_id=11151″][img src=”http://cullyskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/egg-and-milk-mix.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”egg and milk mix” alt=”egg and milk mix”][/url]
  9. Roll each chicken breast in the flour until lightly coated, dip the chicken breast in the egg mixture, and then roll in the cheese mixture pressing firmly coat. Arrange each chicken breast on the bottom of the baking dish, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  10. [url href=”http://cullyskitchen.com/?attachment_id=11152″][img src=”http://cullyskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/crusted-chicken-ready-to-cook.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”crusted chicken ready to cook” alt=”crusted chicken ready to cook”][/url]
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is golden brown with an internal temperature of 165F.
  12. Serve hot