Colby Cheez-It Chicken

Cheez-Its did not compensate me for using their delicious little bits on my chicken. If they want to, I’m open to the idea.


I couldn’t sleep the other night (what else is new, right?) so I was flipping through Pinterest as I’m known to do. I saw a pin for Cheez-It Chicken and was intrigued. There weren’t any instructions attached to that particular pin, but that’s okay. It turns out I know how to bread chicken.

I pinned it for later. I was skeptical, but why not?

A few days later, I reached for a little snack and found my Colby Cheez-Its had gone a little stale. Well that was certainly disappointing! What to do with them?  And then I recalled that pin…

After the Cheddar Broccoli and Bacon Stuffed Chicken turned out to have minimal flavor, I decided to marinade the chicken before I got started. The results were quite tasty.

Please note that I do not do the flour then egg then the bread the chicken. I can not stand the texture of the glue that forms. My method works just fine.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Chicken breasts, trimmed and cut in to pieces the size that you want
  • Chicken marinade of your choice (I used a garlic herb one from the fridge)
  • about 2 cups of Cheez-Its (we had Colby ones, highly recommended!)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Here’s what you do:

  1. Trim and slice chicken. Marinade according to directions. This may need to be done the night before
  2. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  3. Put Cheez-Its in a large freezer bag and smash the heck out of them. You could use a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat tenderizer. I didn’t totally pulverize them, but you could.  Pour the smashed Cheez-Its on a plate.
  4. Spray or lightly oil baking dish.
  5. Coat each side of the chicken in the Cheez-Its crumbs. All of them. Really push it down in there.
  6. Gently place the Cheez-Its crumb coated chicken in the baking dish. Do this for all of the chicken.
  7. Bake chicken uncovered. I cooked ours for about 25 minutes, uncovered.
  8. When it’s done, let sit for a few min and serve. We had ours with Garlic Green Beans and it was awesome.

There you have it. Frank liked it, I liked it, and it was a good way to use some slightly stale Cheez-Its. Yeah, I’ll probably make it again.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?


About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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4 Responses to Colby Cheez-It Chicken

  1. OH man.. I am making this.

    I know Emry WILL LOVE this!

  2. helenesula says:

    cheez its?! that’s like the best food out there! haha but seriously this sounds delicious!

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