Baked Cheez-it Chicken

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This baked chicken breast recipe uses Cheez-It's for its crispy outer coating. The cracker breading mixture adds tons of cheezy flavor too. After the chicken breasts are coated with the cracker crumb mixture, you want to cover them with cooking spray. This helps to get the chicken breast crust crunchy without the addition of any oil or butter. You can also add some oil or butter if you don't mind the extra calories. This chicken breast recipe is easy to make. The ingredients you will need for this baked chicken breast recipe include chicken breasts, buttermilk, salt, Cheez-It's, panko, salt and pepper and cooking spray. With simple ingredients for this chicken breast recipe, you most likely have everything you need. For the full step by step instructions for this easy chicken breast recipe, you will want to take a look at the Recipes, Food and Cooking site.

When buying chicken for chicken breast recipes and food ideas you want to make sure that the fresh poultry has very little or no smell. If buying a whole chicken for food ideas, make sure that the skin, flesh and bones of the chicken are undamaged. Chicken breasts should always be plump with a very pale pink flesh with very little fat. Chicken thighs for food ideas should have a darker meat and should have a dark pink flesh with a little bit of white fat. To store any chicken to be used for food ideas at a later time, keep the chicken in its original container or package or place in a shallow container loosely but making sure to completely cover. Store the chicken in the coldest part of the fridge for up to two days. If freezing fresh chicken portions, you want to be sure and freeze immediately after purchasing the chicken in its original packaging for up to 2 months. Alternatively, you can separate chicken into serving portions and thoroughly wrap in plastic wrap twice, freezing the chicken for up to two months. It is very important to be sure and thaw chicken completely before cooking. To defrost the frozen chicken, you want to place the chicken on a large plate in its original packaging, in the fridge to defrost; this will take about 10 to 12 hours. Do not refreeze chicken once it has already been thawed. To tell if a chicken is thawed completely, check the cavity of the chicken to make sure that there are no ice crystals, and the legs and thighs are flexible. A chicken that has already been defrosted should be cooked as soon as possible.

One tip when it comes to cooking chicken breast recipe is not to go boneless or skinless. You don't have to eat the chicken skin, but it helps give the chicken flavor, it is recommended that you eat the skin as it has so much flavor. If you're not a fan of the chicken skin, you can just peel it off after the chicken has cooked. Both the bone and the chicken skin help keep the chicken meat moist as it cooks, and with so little fat in a, to begin with, the chicken breast needs all the help it can get. In other words, if you go boneless and skinless, then you are asking for a dry, stringy piece of meat.

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