Crispy Chicken Recipe
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Crispy Chicken Recipe

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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
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)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine cereal, flour and seasonings. Place butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in cereal mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p7

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 217232
Reviewed 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 User ID: 62623 23017
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

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

jordan1341 User ID: 6538112 78990
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

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

jordan1341 User ID: 6538112 50726
Reviewed 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."

purromaniac User ID: 5624082 21332
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6304815 49124
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"This has become a family favorite. Yummy and quick!"

selyfarm User ID: 3864563 47489
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"The Best!!! Had to cook longer."

Desire_WV User ID: 5744803 52081
Reviewed 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!"

spiderwife User ID: 159984 47488
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"I make this often...It is so easy and is very flavorful!"

AMWmomofsix User ID: 4493382 47486
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"This was easy enough for my nine year old daughter to make herself. It turned out really good."

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