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Crispy Chicken

For this recipe, I use boneless chicken breasts—one of my favorite quick-cooking cuts of meat. David helps me crumble cereal for the coating. Some of our best quality time is spent in the kitchen.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • In a shallow bowl, combine cereal, flour and seasonings. Place butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in cereal mixture.
  • Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 184 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • flimflam
    Jan 17, 2018

    This was very good. I didn’t have crisp rice cereal so I used rice chex mix otherwise I followed the recipe exact. Easy to make, I coated the chicken and then put it in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the crumbs adhere to the meat. Instead of baking I used my air fryer. It was moist and nice and crispy.

  • jmkasprak
    Jan 8, 2015

    I was looking for ways to use up leftover crisp rice cereal and this worked. I didn't think the coating stuck to the chicken well enough. If I use this recipe again, or any other like it, I will coat in flour, then butter, then the coating mixture. That's the only way I know to really make coatings stick.

  • acooley1
    Nov 22, 2013

    This was quick and easy to make and it tasted great. I couldn't ask for more! :)

  • jordan1341
    Nov 7, 2012

    One of the easiest recipes I've ever made and it was delicious.

  • jordan1341
    Nov 7, 2012

    My husband and son just though that this recipe was ok. I asked my family would they like for me to make it again they replied yes it was good.

  • beckie76
    Jul 7, 2012

    No comment left

  • purromaniac
    Mar 27, 2012

    So easy and delicious! I used chicken tenders and baked them 35 minutes in a glass pan. The whole family loved them.

  • alisone
    Feb 16, 2012

    This has become a family favorite. Yummy and quick!

  • selyfarm
    Nov 4, 2011

    The Best!!! Had to cook longer.

  • Desire_WV
    Jan 7, 2011

    I work nights a lot and when I do my husbands idea of cooking dinner is giving my son cereal. So my son loved that I made him rice crispy chicken and I loved when he asked for seconds. I want to try this coating on fish!