Cheez-It® Fried Chicken Recipe -
Cheez-It(R) Fried Chicken Recipe

Cheez-It® Fried Chicken

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Clean, wash and dry chicken.
  2. Roll Cheez-It® 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2003

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 than frying. My kids LOVE them!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2009

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.


12 Ratings

Dec 31, 2003

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

Dec 31, 2003

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.

Dec 31, 2003

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

Dec 31, 2003

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!

Dec 31, 2003

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 what I had but now I know it works and it is less expensive than the other.

Feb 05, 2012

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 the outside, juicy on the inside.


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  • Calories
  • 659 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 50.8 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 38.7 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 729 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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