Oven-Baked Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Amy Clevenger

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

I’ll admit it: I have a fondness for fried foods. It isn’t the greasiness that gets me, though. It’s the crunch. To mimic that irresistible burst-in-your-mouth sensation – without an unnecessary dip in bubbling-hot oil – try this trick. Use a rolling pin to crush baked potato chips or brown rice cereal, throw in some shredded cheese and seasonings, and you’ll have a crispy coating for baked chicken (or tofu, your choice!). I used the new Quest Protein Chips in Cheddar & Sour Cream flavor–a whole bag’s worth has only 120 calories, plus you get 21 extra grams of protein.

Oven-Baked Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Oven-Baked Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless)
¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 bag protein chips (or baked potato chips or brown rice crisp cereal), crushed
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. garlic salt
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat with non-stick spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine cheese, olive oil, garlic salt and crushed chips or cereal.
  3. Coat chicken with yogurt (both sides) and press into chip mixture until covered, pressing gently to make the chips stick.
  4. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.