Rice Krispie Chicken

Friday, 29 May 2015

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I know you are thinking . . .  not chicken again . . .  but what can I say.   We like chicken.  It's one of the most versatile proteins out there and it's affordable.  In today's economy that counts for a lot.  I never find it boring because I have about a bazillion delicious ways to use it, like this recipe I am showing you here today!  The kids will love this one!

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I confess it is a recipe I have adapted from Lisa Faulkner's cookery book entitled, Recipes From My Mother For My Daughter . . . so it's not something I thought up all by myself, but I have updated it to our preferences and added a bit of zip to it.

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It's a fabulous basic recipe, that on it's own is really very good . . .  chicken breast meat, cut into strips, rolled in mayonnaise and then in crushed rice krispies and baked in the oven . . . easy peasy.

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But there is so much more you can do with it.   There is an enormous variety of flavoured mayonnaises on the market today . . .  garlic, lemon, caramelized onion, sweet chili, etc.   Those alone would make a delicious addition.   Today I just used plain mayonnaise but I whisked in some Dijon Mustard and Mrs Dash (Lemon Pepper Seasoning).

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There are all sorts of herbs that would be fabulous . . .  thyme, marjoram, tarragon  . . . the tarragon would be expecially good with the lemon mayonnaise, and I can see the thyme going well with a garlic mayonnaise.

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The end result is a delicious chicken, that is moist and tender inside, but crisp and crunchy on the outside.  Perfect for dipping.   I dipped mine in blue cheese dressing.  I know decadent, but what the heck!  You only live once!  (I also cut the recipe in half because . . .  well . . .  there are only two of us!)

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*Rice Krispie Chicken*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

Loosely adapted from a recipe I found in Lisa Faulkner's cookbook entitled "Recipes from My Mother for My Daughter."  I added a bit more zip to it.  Delicious and simple.

4 boneless skinless single chicken breasts
250g of rice krispies cereal (10 cups), lightly crushed
220g of well flavoured mayonnaise (1 cup)
1 TBS Dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon pepper and herb seasoning
(I used Mrs Dash)
salt to taste
Mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sweet chili sauce or barbeque sauce for dipping

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Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Lightly grease a large baking tray.

Put the cereal into a large bowl and crush.   Put the mayonnaise into a shallow bowl along with the mustard and seasoning.  Mix together.   Put about half the crispies into another shallow bowl.   Cut the chicken into thick strips.   Coat them first in the mayonnaise mixture and then roll them into the cereal (adding more cereal as you need).  Place the dipped chicken pieces onto the prepared baking tray.  Season lightly with salt if desired.   Bake in the heated oven for about 35 minutes, turning them over halfway through the bake time.

Serve hot with more mayonnaise, ranch dressing, sweet chili sauce or barbeque sauce for dipping.


  1. How much chicken will this coat...about 4 split boneless breasts? xoxo

  2. Yikes, I forgot to put the chicken In the recipe! Fixing it now! Thanks sis!

  3. I think this is one for the alphabet boys Monique!

  4. My mom used to make this and it has become a family favorite. Bone-in chicken breasts or pieces can also be used. I don't use the mayo; I just coat them with the Rice Krispies.

  5. How do you get the Rice Krispies to stick Lorraine?

  6. There can never be too many chicken recipes! I am enjoying your site immensely since I found it a short time ago. Many good recipes. Thank you.

  7. Thanks very much Jean! Have a great weekend! xxoo

  8. Marie, my mom dipped them in butter. I use egg.

  9. Thanks Lorraine. It's nice to know for someone who doesn't want to use mayonnaise!

  10. Hi Marie, I made this recipe tonight for my family. It was a BIG hit!!! We all really enjoyed it! I didn't have any dijon so I took a chance and used some Bourbon sweet mustard which was very grainy. It worked really well! I had never thought of using Rice Krispies as a coating mix. My husband has to have gluten-free foods. The cereal worked so well that it will probably become my go-to for crispy coating foods. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Kate, what I love about recipes like this is that they are so adaptable! Love also that you enjoyed it. It must be so hard to have to cook gulten free sometimes. I am glad that your husband was also able to enjoy this. xxoo

  12. So good. Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Question though. Any trick to make krispies stuck more on the chicken? Maybe i need to crush them more. Regardless though, this dish is so crunchy and the little bites of browned krispies are divine. Regine

  13. Thanks Regine. Make sure your pan is well buttered and don't use a low fat mayo. My Krispies were well crushed, with the odd whole one. Also make sure you do flip them over halfway through the bake time. Hope this helps! xoxo

  14. Thanks Marie. I definitely barely crush my rice krispies. I will make sure to crush them more next time. Thas is why they were not sticking on my chicken as well as yours (per your pictures). I did flip them ove halfway though. Can't wait to make these again. As always, your recipes are the bestest. Regine

  15. Thank yo so much Regine! That is so kind of you to say! xoxo


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