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Crispy Cheddar Chicken

A lightened-up version of a popular Pinterest recipe for crispy cheddar chicken passes the family taste test!
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Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Skim Milk
  • 1 ½ cups Cheddar Cheese, Sharp, 2%, Shredded
  • 1 ½ cups crush Crackers, Snack, Reduced Fat (Round)
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley, Dried
  • 1 pound Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 14 ounces Cream of Chicken Soup, Reduced Fat
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream, Fat Free
  • 1 tablespoon Margarine

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Quart Freezer Bag
  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Cooking Sprays
  • Foils
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 4 ounces chicken
  • 402 Calories
  • 18g Fat
  • 7g Sat Fat
  • 95mg Cholesterol
  • 1259mg Sodium
  • 537mg Potassium
  • 12g Carbs
  • 1g Fiber
  • 0g Sugar
  • 49g Protein
  • 9 WW+ Points
  • 9 WW SmartPoints

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the milk, shredded cheese, and crackers in three separate shallow bowls or pans.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and parsley to the crushed crackers.
  4. Dredge chicken, one at a time, in the milk, then the cheese, then the crackers. Place chicken on prepared pan.
  5. Once chicken is all coated, cover pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. While in the last 10 minutes of baking, pour cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and margarine into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring well, until heated through.
  8. Remove chicken from oven and transfer to serving plate(s). Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the milk, shredded cheese, and crackers in three separate shallow bowls or pans.
  3. Add salt, pepper, and parsley to the crushed crackers.
  4. Dredge chicken breasts, one at a time, in the milk, then the cheese, then the crackers. Place chicken on prepared pan.
  5. Once chicken is all coated, cover pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. In a bowl, mix cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and margarine.
  8. Divide sauce among indicated number of quart size freezer bags.
  9. Allow chicken to cool.
  10. Divide chicken among indicated number of gallon freezer bags. Place a bag of sauce in each gallon bag. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Heat chicken in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. Place bag of sauce in a bowl of hot water until thawed, then transfer to saucepan and heat on stove until heated through.
  3. Pour over chicken and serve.

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