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Crunchy Baked Chicken

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


  • 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


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the salad dressing, chili powder and salt. Dip chicken in the mixture, then roll in cornflakes. Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 278 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 888mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • Magieraville
    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
    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
    Nov 9, 2011

    What is Western Salad Dressing?

  • Dawnielleleland
    Mar 24, 2011

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