Baked Cheddar Chicken

Cheddar-garlic oven chicken breast

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 chicken breasts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
519 Calories
25g Fat
19g Carbs
51g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 519
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 851mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 352mg 27%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 419mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Baked cheddar chicken is easy and delicious. Tender and crispy, cheesy and savory, serve this one with mashed potatoes and peas, with a lemon meringue pie for dessert. Your family will love it.


  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup cornflakes cereal

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. On plate, combine flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  3. In a shallow bowl, beat together egg, milk, sour cream, melted butter, and garlic.

  4. Then on another plate, combine cheese, breadcrumbs, crushed cereal, Parmesan cheese, and thyme.

  5. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture and shake off excess. Then dip into the egg mixture. Finally, press into cheese mixture to coat.

  6.  Place chicken on a wire rack in the jelly roll pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until chicken registers 160 F on a meat thermometer.

  7. Serve immediately.