Corn Bread Chicken Recipe
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Corn Bread Chicken Recipe

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Just five ingredients are required to make this easy-to-assemble entree. "I'm not sure how this recipe found its way into my kitchen, but I'm glad it did!" comments Dawn d'Hooghe of Concord, North Carolina. "We eat a lot of chicken, and this is a family favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine corn bread mix and salad dressing mix. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then place in bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Corn Bread Chicken in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p41

Reviews for Corn Bread Chicken

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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

Glad to see I'm not the only one having trouble with this recipe. I've tried to make this a few times, and the breading burns too quickly, doesn't stay on the breast and the chicken doesn't completely cook. I've held on to this recipe for far too many years. It only frustrates me and I end up throwing the chicken away. If there were a way to get the recipe to work, it would be very good. You can tell when you eat some of the salvageable bites.

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

I'm glad I read the reviews before I made this. The chicken needs to be flattened, it will burn in the pan (on med heat) so I browned it and finished it in the oven on a rack to circulate heat. I tried flouring , egg wash, then in the muffin mixture. The breading stayed on until it had to be moved, so I used a spatula instead of thongs. I wonder if it would work better if used as a batter instead of breading, or if made as strips or fingers. The taste is worth tweeking the recipe, yummy.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

Very good chicken. Made it tonite and my family loved it. Will definitely make again. I browned it in the frying pan and then finished cooking it in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

In theory, this is a great recipe. I really love the flavors of the ranch dressing mix and the corn bread mix with the chicken. My husband and four very young children also like it a lot. However, the breading doesn't stay on through the cooking process. The second time I made this, I patted the chicken dry, dipped in an egg wash, and then covered it with the breading. It offered little improvement over the original recipe. Like the other reviewers, I too had difficulty with the breading burning on the stovetop. Even on medium heat, the cornbread mix started to burn. I added a little more oil when I flipped it over, which helped, but then it made the chicken a little bit greasy. I will not make this recipe again as written; however, the flavors really are good. I may attempt it again sometime by baking it in the oven.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

(I wrote the 11/6 entry) I tried this in the oven and it turned out soggy and the skillet burns the outside and undercooks the inside. So, my next attempt may be to pre-cook the chicken in the oven then coat with the mixture and fry in the skillet but that may be a little too time consuming for just an okay recipe.

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