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Cheez-It® Fried Chicken

"This tangy twist on an old favorite substitutes zesty crushed Cheez-It® crackers for boring bread crumbs. Terrific at a picnic!"
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 659 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

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  1. Clean, wash and dry chicken.
  2. Roll Cheez-It(R) crackers between two sheets of waxed paper into fine crumbs. Combine crumbs with salt, oregano, and celery salt. Place in shallow pan.
  3. Roll pieces of chicken in crumbs until well coated, then dip chicken in mixture of beaten egg and milk. Roll again in remaining crumbs until well coated.
  4. Brown chicken, a few pieces at a time, in hot fat, removing and keeping warm. When all pieces are browned, arrange in skillet, cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 659 calories; 50.8 g fat; 10 g carbohydrates; 38.7 g protein; 174 mg cholesterol; 729 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I grew up on CheezIt chicken as a kid! I cut chicken breasts into strips, roll in egg, thenthe cheezits and bake at 400 for about 18-20 minutes or til done. I think they are less fattening tha...

Most helpful critical review

Maybe my Cheez-Its weren't fine enough or something...the taste was pretty good, but the texture of the batter was messy and not crispy at all.

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I grew up on CheezIt chicken as a kid! I cut chicken breasts into strips, roll in egg, thenthe cheezits and bake at 400 for about 18-20 minutes or til done. I think they are less fattening tha...

I made malibu chicken out of this recipe and it was excellent.

Great recipe! I didn't have Cheez-its so I used Pizza flavored Goldfish, added some garlic powder,salt and paprika and it turned out great.

Simple, seemingly failure-proof. I added a little bit of cayenne pepper and some onion salt. Came out great for me.

Had some cheez it's on hand and decided to make this recipe. Turned out wonderful! Will definitely make again. Also used this recipe on pork chops and also turned out heavenly. Thank You!

My husband who "claims" he is not picky, LOVED IT! My two youngs boys loved it as well. It is very yummy! : ) Also I used sunshine Mild Chedder saltine crackers instead of cheezits. It was w...

Everything I expected and more!!! I used chicken breasts cut into strips, and used garlic salt instead of celery salt. Since I don't cook with shortening I used butter and olive oil, crunchy on ...

Maybe my Cheez-Its weren't fine enough or something...the taste was pretty good, but the texture of the batter was messy and not crispy at all.

This was an excellent recipe! I made the following changes - used pork chops, baked instead of fried (350 for 20 minutes), and added cayenne pepper and omitted the oregano. It's a great base r...