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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  1. L.D. says

    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!

  2. Sarah says

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

  3. karen gerstenberger says

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

  4. Erin Alldredge says

    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

  5. Amy says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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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  8. Natalie says

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

  9. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says

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

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