Easy Rice Krispies ChickenLooking for a great dish your kids will love?  Try Easy Rice Krispies Chicken.  It’s as easy as Snap. Crackle. Pop!  Well maybe not that easy, but it sure comes close.  This is one one my favorite meals that my mom has made for us since the late 1970’s.  I have always loved this dish as a kid, and yes I love it as an adult when she makes it for us for Sunday lunches at her house.  The Rice Krispies give the exterior of the chicken a great crunchy texture along with an almost deep fat fried taste.  The crispy coating also keeps the chicken meat juicy and tender.  My favorite piece of chicken prepared with the Rice Krispies is the boneless thighs, but you can also use other pieces like chicken breasts or legs. My husband and my daughter prefer chicken breasts cut in half.  They are so juicy and tender!   This dish is inexpensive, healthy, and delicious!    

Start by melting 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) in a pan.

melting butter for chickenNext rinse your 2 lbs. of chicken.  I used boneless thighs but you can use any pieces like breast or legs.  A great way to prepare the breast is to cut them in half so they are not so big.

rinsing chickenPat your chicken pieces dry with a paper towel.

patting chicken dryThen pour 5 cups of Rice Krispies into a one gallon plastic bag.

rice krispies in bag Now crush the Rice Krispies with a rolling pin until they are in fine pieces. 

cruching krispiesThey will look like this.

crushed krispiesNow you are ready to put the breading on the chicken.  Dip each piece of chicken in the melted butter.

chicken in butterShake each piece of chicken in the Rice Krispies. Place each piece in the bag one by one and shake until coated. Discard any remaining butter or Rice Krispies after all of the pieces are covered.

shaking in bagLine a baking sheet with parchment paper to make cleanup easier.

parchment on cookie sheetPlace each piece of chicken on the pan.

crispies on chickenNow you are ready to bake them for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.

cooked chickenStart your Monday off right with this easy meal.  You will get cheers from the kids and from the adults too. Enjoy!

Easy Rice Krispies Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 lbs. of chicken pieces (boneless thighs, legs, or breasts cut in half)
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal

Instructions

  1. Start by melting 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) in a pan. Next rinse your 2 lbs. of chicken. I used boneless thighs but you can use any pieces like breast or legs. A great way to prepare the breast is to cut them in half so they are not so big. Pat your chicken pieces dry with a paper towel. Then pour 5 cups of Rice Krispies into a one gallon plastic bag. Now crush the Rice Krispies with a rolling pin until they are in fine pieces. Now you are ready to put the breading on the chicken. Dip each piece of chicken in the melted butter. Shake each piece of chicken in the Rice Krispies. Place each piece in the bag one by one and shake until coated. Discard any remaining butter or Rice Krispies after all of the pieces are covered. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to make cleanup easier. Place each piece of chicken on the pan. Now you are ready to bake them for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.
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