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Crispy Cheddar Chicken

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Cheese, cheese and more cheese! That's the secret behind this yummy recipe for crispy, cheesy baked chicken. MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 23, 2017

Ingredients

Chicken

4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4
egg whites
2
cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2
cups Progresso™ Progresso™ Italian panko breadcrumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Cheese Sauce

2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons flour
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth
3/4
cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. In bowl, combine egg whites and whisk until bubbly. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs and cheese.
  • 2
    Cut each breast of chicken into 3 pieces. Dip each piece into egg whites, then roll in the cheese-bread crumb mixture. Place in a parchment-lined baking dish and cover with foil.
  • 3
    Bake chicken in preheated oven for 25 minutes, then remove foil, baste with 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and cook 10-12 additional minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and coating is golden brown.
  • 4
    While chicken is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until the mixture is pasty and hot. Add chicken broth and whisk fast until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted completely and mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more broth if needed for desired consistency. Add pepper to taste. Remove from heat, cover and set aside until chicken is ready to serve.
  • 5
    Remove chicken from oven and place on platter. Top with fresh parsley and serve with sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
850
Calories from Fat
410
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45g
70%
Saturated Fat
24g
119%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
210mg
71%
Sodium
1050mg
44%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
66g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Cheddar is better… especially with this cheesy baked chicken recipe! We already know cheese makes everythang better, but hunkloads of cheddar on chicken? Yes puh-lease. We'll take a whole batch of this Crispy Cheddar Chicken! Pull together a few basic ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. Booyeah, baby! It's a pantry meal extraordinaire! Slicing the chicken breasts into three pieces will help your recipe cook more quickly, and make it easy to serve up the perfect serving sizes for tots and adults sitting at your dinner table tonight.
  • While the chicken bakes, start your creamy cheese sauce, then cover it and set it aside until serving time. Feel free to add more broth to thin the sauce to your desired drizzling consistency. Give it a quick stir before you plate up your chicken. Top chicken with cheese sauce. Grab fork. Feed mouth. Grunt with cheddar pleasure. Say Cheese! Say Chicken! Chicken and cheese -- alliteration and food pairing at its best. For a few more recipes that make chicken and cheese a creative combo, check out our cheesiest chicken recipes here.

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