Cheddar Baked Chicken


This cheesy chicken bake is very quick and easy to prepare. The flavors blend to make it rather tasty. It is great with plain white rice and your favorite vegetable. Why not give it a try?

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal

  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut in half

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a medium baking dish with 1/4 cup melted butter.

  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Beat together egg and milk in a second dish. Mix cheese, cereal, and bread crumbs in a third dish.

  3. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, then press in breadcrumb mixture to coat. Arrange in the prepared baking dish. Drizzle 2 tablespoons butter evenly over chicken.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until coating is golden brown and chicken juices run clear, about 35 minutes.

    close up view of a Cheddar Baked Chicken fillet served with rice and carrots on a white plate

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
22g Fat
20g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 866mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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