Baked Cheddar Chicken

Crunchy, delicious, baked cheddar chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
515 kcal
Author Nicole Johnson


  • 4 large chicken breasts cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup of crushed cheese-its
  • 1 cup of crushed saltines
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 TBSP salted butter
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • salt pepper, and garlic powder, to taste.
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tsp condensed chicken base
  • 2-3 TBSP Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Coat chicken in egg wash, dip into cheese and press cheese onto chicken. Move carefully to the bread crumb/cracker mixture and coat with crumbs. Place in prepared baking pan. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  2. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. While chicken is baking, prepare sauce by melted butter in a large pan. Add the flour and whisk to eliminate any lumps. Cook over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Add 1 tsp dried parsley and 1/4 tsp sage.
  5. Add hot water, condensed chicken base, and Marsala to the sauce pan and cook until mixture is thickened. Add the heavy cream and sour cream and stir to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Cheddar Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 739mg 31%
Potassium 98mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 15.6%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.