Crunchy Baked Chicken Recipe
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Crunchy Baked Chicken Recipe

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One bite of tender chicken in a crunchy golden coating explains why I give this recipe such a workout. Besides serving it at home for the two of us, I make a big batch for our senior group at church. —Essie Malatt of Converse, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup fat-free Western salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (10 ounces each), skin removed
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • DIPPING SAUCE (not shown):
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup fat-free Western salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 278 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 888mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the salad dressing, chili powder and salt. Dip chicken in the mixture, then roll in cornflakes. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine green pepper and onion in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 30-60 seconds longer or until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Baked Chicken in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p29

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Magieraville 237793
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"VERY tasty! My whole family LOVED it! Couldn't find Western salad dressing so I had to find a recipe to make it also. But it was worth the extra work. Will definetly make again."

LynnOhio 78733
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I haven't tried the recipe, but to answer a previous question. We buy Western Salad Dressing. It's made by Wishbone. google Western Salad dressing & you should find it. I don't know if the recipe is referring to this dressing or not."

rhonda1 85551
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"What is Western Salad Dressing?"

Dawnielleleland 117484
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Love the Dipping Sauce. I used boneless skinless chicken and made my own Western salad dressing. But it was very yummy."

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