buttermilk cheez-it chicken

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Who loves Cheez-Its? We do! They’re my daughter Gracie’s favorite snack, so we always have a box of them in the house. This is such a great recipe. It’s easy with minimal, yet tasty, ingredients! The perfect week night meal!

PS… Marinating the chicken in buttermilk makes it extra moist and tender!

~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~

~ serves 3 to 6 ~

1 cup buttermilk

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 cups crushed Cheez-Its

garlic powder

3 Tablespoons butter, melted

fresh parsley for garnish

Place buttermilk and chicken in a medium mixing bowl and refrigerate for one to 6 hours.

When ready to cook: Place Cheez-Its in a Ziploc bag and remove as much air from the bag as possible. Seal. Using a rolling pin or wine bottle, crush Cheez-Its to a fine powder. Place crumbs in shallow bowl.

Remove chicken breasts, one at a time, and shake gently so excess buttermilk drips off. Place in Cheez-It crumbs. Turn to coat, pressing crumbs to chicken as needed. Repeat and place in greased baking dish as you go. Sprinkle a little garlic powder over all the coated chicken breasts and then drizzle each piece of chicken with 1 Tablespoon of the melted butter. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 30 minutes or just until fully cooked and juices run clear when a piece of chicken is cut into.

Plate and garnish with fresh parsley sprigs.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  4 comments for “buttermilk cheez-it chicken

  1. Ellen
    April 3, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Cheez-its measured before or after crushing

    • Melissa
      April 4, 2016 at 2:53 am

      after 🙂

  2. I Sprague
    November 27, 2018 at 5:26 am

    We had this good, easy recipe for Thanksgiving eve. Very tasty.

    • Melissa
      November 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Glad you liked it! 🙂

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