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White Cheddar Cheez-it Chicken

White Cheddar Cheez-it chicken is the number one requested meal in my house by my children and entire family! It’s a super fun meal that is absolutely delicious. You almost can’t even tell it’s a snack cracker you’re eating as the crispy, crunchy topping with this recipe. The chicken is nice and juicy and moist with a buttery topping with a little zing! A MUST TRY!

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What you will need:

  • Chicken breasts: buy chicken breasts and butterfly them. No need to pound them super thin. This recipe works even if you don’t butterfly your chicken breasts. 
  • Cooking Spray: Pam or any non-stick cooking spray 
  • Cheez-its: I have made this in many variations, but the original baked snack crackers are used in one of my recipes and the white cheddar in the other
  • Cheese:
    •  Parmesan and Pecorino Romano both work in this recipe; however I much prefer the stronger zing of delicious pecorino romano. For best results freshly grate the cheese. 
    • For the white cheddar cheez it chicken I used monterey jack cheese, but pepper jack is equally delicious

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white cheddar cheez it chicken

White Cheddar Cheez-it Chicken

Melissa Jo


  • 2-3 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups White cheddar cheez-its
  • 6-7 oz of sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter salted
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 2-3 cups of white cheddar cheez-its
  • 1/4 cup of Pecorino Romano or Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 6 oz of grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1-2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Clean your chicken breasts and butterfly them. You do not have to pound the chicken. They don’t have to be as thin as cutlets.
  • Season both sides of the chicken with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  • Spray a Pyrex or any baking dish with Pam (non-stick spray)
  • Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish
  • Spread the sour cream generously over each chicken breasts
  • Sprinkle the pecorino romano (or parmesan) cheese over the sour cream
  • Add the grated cheese over the pecorino romano cheese
  • Put the white cheddar cheez-its in a ziplock and crush them with a rolling pin, your fists, a wine bottle, meat mallet,..anything!
  • Sprinkle the cheez-it crumbs all over the cheese
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave. Then pour it as evenly as possible over the cheez-it crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  • Enjoy!!!


  • Best served with:
  • Starches
    • Simple buttery mashed potatoes
    • Boiled red potatoes topped with butter, fresh parsley, and salt and pepper.
    • White or yellow rice 
  • Vegetables:
  • Steamed broccoli and cauliflower with butter, salt, and pepper
  • A tossed garden salad
  • Roasted asparagus 
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