Baked chicken might not sound like a particularly interesting dish, but the following recipe might just change your mind. Chicken is a very popular protein because it goes with all kinds of flavors, seasonings and cuisines, and it’s an economical choice. You can make chicken recipes as simple or as fancy as you wish. Baking is a nice way to cook it too, if you are using a crispy coating you want to come out crunchy.
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You just have to take care not to overcook it, since chicken breast can dry out if you’re not careful.
The following baked chicken dish pairs the chicken with cheese and a crunchy coating made with breadcrumbs and… cornflakes! Yes, cornflakes add a beautiful crunch as well as lots of flavor to the chicken.
So instead of enjoying yours in a bowl with milk or yogurt, add it to cheesy chicken and you’ll be very impressed.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
This tasty baked chicken recipe is so good. Everything from the cheese to the cornflakes, breadcrumbs, and garlic offer so much wonderful flavor.
How to Serve It:
Pair this delicious baked chicken recipe with any side dishes you like, such as mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, broccoli, garlic mushrooms, or egg noodles.
- Chicken breasts
- Cheddar cheese shredded
- Garlic powder
- Corn flakes
- Black pepper
How to make Cheddar Baked Chicken:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter, and use it to grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
In a bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs well.
In a separate shallow bowl or plate, mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, flour, corn flakes and salt and pepper until well combined.
Dip the chicken into the egg mixture first, and then coat in the crumb mixture.
Place into the prepared casserole dish and top with pieces of the remaining butter.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
This wonderful baked chicken recipe makes a juicy, delicious supper, paired with anything from corn on the cob to collard greens, and your favorite kind of potatoes. Cornflakes are more known as a breakfast option, but they work so well as a crispy chicken coating.
Cheddar Baked Chicken
- ½ C. Breadcrumbs
- 6 Boneless skinless chicken breasts all roughly the same size
- 1 Tbsp. Milk
- 1 C. Cheddar cheese shredded
- ¼ C. Butter divided
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 C. Flour
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 C. Corn flakes crushed into crumbs
- 1 tsp. Black pepper
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter, and use it to grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
- In a bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs well.
- In a separate shallow bowl or plate, mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, flour, corn flakes and salt and pepper until well combined.
- Dip the chicken into the egg mixture first, and then coat in the crumb mixture.
- Place into the prepared casserole dish and top with pieces of the remaining butter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
Can You Make It Ahead?
The chicken is best fresh from the oven while it’s nice and hot. Also, this means you’ll be enjoying it while the coating is still crispy.
Leftovers will keep for a few days and an be reheated in the microwave or oven. Bear in mind the chicken won’t be as crispy after reheating though.
Variations and Substitutions:
Swap the breadcrumbs for cracker crumbs or panko if you want to up the crunch factor, or use another kind of cheese in place of the cheddar. Mozzarella would be good, or Colby Jack.