Recipe by Chefbound
"This is my husband's favorite meal for me to cook. The chicken is so moist and flavorful. The more seasonings you use the better it tastes. Mayo may cause some areas to be a little mushy but it still tastes amazing!"
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cheese flavored crackers (such as Cheez-It®), crushed
French-fried onions, crushed
Italian bread crumbs
sesame seed, toasted
salt and ground black pepper to taste
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut in half
I tried this because I wanted something different & new for my boneless chicken breasts. And my husband is a "comfort food" style eater. So I thought he'd like it. It was delicious!! Because the chicken breasts are coated really good, they are so moist and tender! I always cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Makes them easier to eat, shorter to cook & always moist. I followed the directions exactly as written. Only difference, I cooked for about 20 minutes at 375. And that was plenty of time. Because the chicken was sliced thinner. My husband loved it! So did our son! Thanks for the recipe!
For years I have been using buttermilk instead of an egg wash to make my chicken cutlets. It is low-fat and the crumbs stick onto the cutlet better. The finished product is moist and has a subtle tang from the buttermilk. In this recipe I would use buttermilk instead of mayo to lower the fat content.
I made this chicken for dinner tonight, and my husband and I really enjoyed it. He named it "Cheez-It Chicken" :-) It was fast and easy, which made for a great weeknight meal. My only problem was that the topping got slightly burnt in places in the 450 degree oven uncovered. I suppose next time I should lower my temp a little bit. It still tasted great, and I will make it again. Thank you for the recipe.
The cooking temperature is far too high. After the topping started to burn at 450 degrees after about 10 mins, I dropped the oven down to 350 for the remaining time. 375 for 30-35 mins is probably a better setting. Also, I would change the topping by eliminating the bread crumbs at really crushing the Cheez-its. You can always add a little dried herb to get the flavor from the italian bread crumbs.
This turned out amazing!! I threw the crackers and onions in my food processor and everything was ready so quickly. A great, fast dinner. The chicken turned out so moist! My only problem is I ended up with WAY too many bread crumbs. Next time I will probably half the ingredients. Still definitely an A+ recipe! Thanks!
Made this last night to try something different. It was really good and the coating stayed on really well. I would have cut the Cheez Its and increased the fried onions a bit. I also mixed half mayo and half brown mustard for a little extra flavor. Will definitely make it again!
Very good I baked at 375 for 25 - 30 minutes turning them over once half way thru baking. Tender and juicy/moist. I lightly floured the chicken then used an egg wash then the crumbs. (Not a mayo person) Kids love these when cut into nugget sizes and served with honey for a dipping sauce. Thanks for the recipe. Great on fish such as perch etc.
I tried this recipe tonight and the family was all raves. I used Parmesan Wheat Thins and lowered the temperature to 400, at 40 minutes there were already some burn spots on the crust. I will cook this again and probably drop the temp to 350 which is where I normally bake chicken.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amazing Crusted Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 435
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