Rice Crispy Chicken – Baked Goodness with Fried Crispiness

This is by far my absolute FAVORITE way to make chicken!

It’s like having good ole fried chicken without the frying part.

Rice Crispy Chicken- Baked Not Fried!

When I first started dating my husband this was my go to because he would gobble it up and believe that I was a fantastic cook.  Luckily, for him, I’ve gotten much better at cooking and I’ve expanded my recipe repertoire but this is still a favorite go to.
I know you’ve probably heard of Ritz cracker chicken or Corn Flakes chicken but they pale in comparison to Rice Crispy Chicken.
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups (roughly- I never measure) Rice Crispy cereal
1 stick margarine
1tsp salt
2tsp pepper
Crush Rice Crispy cereal
I usually pour it in a zip-lock and use a rolling pin to crush it so that some of it’s a fine dust but leave some bigger pieces too.
2. Melt the butter in a separate bowl.
I usually pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. Add salt and pepper to butter and mix well.
4. Dip chicken in butter then cover with crushed Rice Crispy cereal.
5. Be generous with the cereal and place on baking sheet lined with foil.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
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26 thoughts on “Rice Crispy Chicken – Baked Goodness with Fried Crispiness

  1. Amanda

    Tried this and it was great!!!

  2. L.D.

    You can use a variety of coatings, such as cornflakes, wheatflakes, branflakes, and i saw a recipe using Ritz crackers any unsweetened cereal will work. Bon Appetite! L.D. Adios n’ Hasta La Bye Bye!

  3. Angie

    Looks yummy!

  4. this looks wonderful! I bet my hubs would love it!

  5. Anonymous

    You can use mayonaise instead of butter. Also, if you brine the chicken first, it is so moist.

    • Louis

      Or any type of salad dressing instead of the butter.
      Never tried the Rice Krispies, though.

  6. Sarah

    Melissa! Your recipe is being featured over at Dwell on Joy today! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  7. This looks wonderful!

  8. karen gerstenberger

    I came over from Amy’s New Nostalgia, and YUM! This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Amy Bowman

    You are featured at New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!

  10. Erin Alldredge

    I’m definitly going to have to try this. I love fried chicken, but this seems easier and probably healthier too. Thanks for stopping by my link party. A Crafty Cook

  11. Amy

    Hmm…we’ll have to try that! Have you ever done it with French’s Fried Onions? Now that’s delicious! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  12. Delle

    My gluten free daughter will love this!!! Thanks!

  13. I would have never thought to use cereal on my chicken! I just bought a big box of Rice Krispies… I think we may be having this for dinner soon! Stopping by from TT&J.

  14. Zoe

    Hmm, looks easy and this is gluten free too! I am excited to try it! Thanks for linking with Scout’s Sweet Sundays!

  15. Oh, I definitely need to try this! It looks so crunchy and yummy!

  16. Great recipe! I bet it was delicious. I never thought to use rice krispies with chicken. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm

    This looks really good! Sounds better than “cracker crumbs”! Yummmmm!

  18. Mel

    I am going to try this, it look good. I am always trying to find different ways to cook chicken, so this is going to be on my list to try. Thanks for the recipe.
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  19. Eveli Acosta

    Cool recipe! New follower from the hop http://acostaeveli.blogspot.com/

  20. Natalie

    Wow – I will definitely try this – might even get the fussy eaters to enjoy it too… Thanks for sharing Melissa xx Nat

  21. Jackie

    This looks really good. My husband (the chicken dis-liker) might even like this. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Jenny Melrose

    I love this! Is it as crispy as it looks? I love fried chicken, but always feel guilty afterwards. I could defintiely see this becoming a weekly meal. I’d love it if you’d share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html.

  23. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

    I use something similar to this, but I add Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Love it!

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