The happy life of a happy wife…

{January 11, 2011}   Cheddar Baked Chicken

Recipe adapted from: Allrecipes

I’m going to start off this post by apologizing for the bad pictures.  I am far from a photographer, and when the settings on my camera are changed I have no idea how to get them back.  But, nevertheless, this chicken was really good!

Flour, pepper, salt, garlic powder

Cheese, bread crumbs, cereal

Egg & milk

Buttered dish

Coated and ready for the oven

The finished product


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 pouch Shake n Bake Extra Crispy
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Pour your melted butter to coat the baking dish.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the  egg and milk.
  4. In a third bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and cereal.
  5. Keep your bowls in that order and work down the line.  First, dredge your chicken in the flour mixture, dip in the eggs, then press it in the bread crumb mixture to coat.  Really push the chicken down in the bread crumbs.  Transfer to your baking dish.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until coating is golden brown and chicken is done.  (35 minutes was just a tidge too long in my oven, so keep an eye on it)

While the chicken was in the oven, I noticed that I had my first bloom on this batch of flowers from my Aero Garden.  Pretty, isn’t it?

And now back to the chicken:

Shane took that last picture.  You can tell he didn’t use a paper towel to soak up the butter from the bottom  🙂


Babygirl says:

I don’t think the photos were bad at all and this chicken bake came out looking scrumptious. I simply love this recipe

Lacie says:

This sounds delicious! I do have a question though. When do you use the Shake and Bake pouch? You have it listed as an ingredient, but it isn’t mention in the recipe directions or the pictures. I just want to make sure I get it right! : ) Thank You!

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but for the life of me I couldn’t sign on to my dashboard!

The Shake and Bake pouch is the bread crumbs that are added to the cheese & cereal.

Marla Heaston says:

This looks wonderful!! I’ll definately trying it.

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Jodi says:

Does anyone know roughly how many calories is in this dish? It looks great!

Bobbie says:

I’ve made this chicken twice now and making it again tomorrow. It is amazing!

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Jill Hartong says:

If I use chicken thighs should I cook them longer because of the bone?

Randena says:

Making this tonight! I didn’t have shake and bake or rice cereal so I’m using panko bread crumbs and added a little parmesan and extra seasonings to that mixture, wish me luck 🙂

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