Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Top Secret Family Recipe - CHEEZ-IT Chicken

Years ago, Leigh's Dad came up with this delicious tasty dish that has become one of our family's favorites - CHEEZ-IT Chicken.  We absolutely love it and finally took the time to put the recipe together.

It is a great week night favorite and takes about an hour from start to finish.

CHEEZ-IT Chicken   Makes 4-5 servings

3-4 Chicken Breasts (slice each breast into thirds to make strips)

1 1/2 cups crushed CHEEZ-ITs (measured after crushing)

1/2 cup flour

Tony Cachere's Creole Seasoning to taste (I use about a teaspoon)

1 cup milk

1 egg

3/4 stick of butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter and pour into 9 x 13 glass pan.  Place CHEEZ-ITs into ziploc sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin.  Pour CHEEZ-IT's into measuring cup until you reach 1 1/2 cups.  Add 1/2 cup flour.

Add Tony Cachere's seasoning and stir.  Dump mixture on to a paper plate.  In a shallow bowl, mix milk and eggs.  One by one, dredge chicken pieces in milk mixture, then coat with CHEEZ-IT mixture.  I've found it easiest to press the chicken down in to the mixture with a fork, then turn the piece over and repeat.  This helps the mixture stick to the chicken.

Place coated chicken into pan, bake approximately 40 minutes until the coating is crispy.

That's it!!! And let me tell you, it is super delicious! There is always a fight over the crispy, yummy crumbs left in the bottom of the pan too! Leigh's Dad only made the mistake of cleaning out the pan once, and now knows that his life will be shortened if he does that again!!!!

This isn't a sponsored post, but if anyone out there in CHEEZ-IT land wants to sponsor us, we would be willing!!  Honestly, we just love CHEEZ-ITs out here in Crosby and realllllly llllooooovvveeee CHEEZ-IT Chicken!!! And we hope you do too!


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  1. Your chicken recipe looks so delish, I can't wait to try it out, such an easy recipe to follow too, love that ..thanks for sharing....come for a visit

    1. Thanks so much Phyllis! Let us know how yours turns out!

  2. I've tried this recipe before, but substituted ranch dressing for the milk. It's fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

    1. That's an awesome idea!!! I've used ranch before when using bread crumbs on chicken, but didn't think about using it for CHEEZ-IT Chicken. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Ohhhh my goodness, this sounds amazing! I LOVE cheez-its! What a brilliant idea to use it as crumbs for your chicken! Pinning!

    Visiting from What to do Weekends link party :)

    1. Thanks so much Lorraine! It is absolutely delicious and an easy quick week night meal - which would be important for the seven dwarfs!!! Hope you have great weekend!

  4. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. Pinned for later cooking. :)

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  5. Hi there! Stopping by from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner . . . this recipe looks so easy and so yummy ;o) My girls LOVE Cheezits so we will definitely have to try this one out this week! I'm your newest follower, too. Please stop by and visit me at for some fun, free craft tutorials that might be of interest to you and your daughter. Hope to connect with you again soon! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures


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