Crispy Cheddar Chicken inspired by The Dairy Good Cookbook

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I’ve partnered with The Dairy Good Cookbook to kick off National Dairy Month with this recipe from a new comfort food filled cookbook. This book is a celebration of wholesome dairy ingredients and the farmers’ commitment to bringing those ingredients to our tables.

Crispy Cheddar Chicken is a fantastic dinner recipe straight out of The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farmers. Read to the end of today’s post for your chance to win a copy of the cookbook AND a $75 gift card!

Thin,  bite-size strips of chicken breast are coated in a cheesy crisp breading then baked until golden brown and crunchy, making this Crispy Cheddar Chicken truly one of a kind. As soon as I saw the Cheesy Chicken Crunchers recipe in The Dairy Good Cookbook, all the other dinner options disappeared. This chicken turned out every bit as tasty as I’d hoped!My kids ate every single bite of this meal and they all asked for seconds. My favorite part? It required less than 20 minutes hands-on prep time! 

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Crispy Cheddar Chicken inspired by The Dairy Good Cookbook

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Recipe inspired by The Dairy Good Cookbook’s Cheesy Chicken Crunchers recipe, this recipe has been modified and adapted by me
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Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or brown rice flour for gluten-free recipe
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 1/2 cups corn flakes crushed
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheddar cheese
  • Barbecue Sauce or Ranch Dressing for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set two oven racks near the center of the oven, with one empty space in between the racks. Line two large baking sheets with foil and lightly grease with oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Combine the flour, salt, and peppers in a shallow dish. In a second dish, whisk together the egg whites and milk. In a third dish, combine the crushed corn flakes and cheese.
  • Slice the chicken breasts into 1" wide strips. Dip each piece of chicken first in the flour, then in the egg mixture, and finally in the cheesy cornflake mixture. Place each coated piece of chicken on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crisp and golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
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I’ve partnered with The Dairy Good Cookbook to kick off National Dairy Month with this recipe from their new comfort food filled cookbook. This is the first book produced by dairy farmers and it is a celebration of wholesome dairy ingredients and the farmers’ commitment to bringing those ingredients to our tables.

The Dairy Good Cookbook is available for purchase today, wherever books are sold. This is a gorgeous cookbook and I already have post-it notes throughout the book with recipes saved for future meals. The layout is top notch, there are sections for meals throughout the day, as well as for special occasions. The photography is gorgeous and there are also peeks into the lives of several dairy farmers. I enjoyed reading about the Sjostrom family and their dream of producing and selling their own cheese. Their cheese store gives customers an up-close and personal glimpse into life on the dairy farm.

The Dairy Good Cookbook retails for $25.00 and is available wherever books and e-books are sold. You can also purchase online at: (click HERE), Barnes and Noble (click HERE) and Indie Bound (click HERE). Follow Dairy Good on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest. This recipe is used with permission from The Dairy Good Cookbook, Andrew McMeel Publishing, LLC.

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  1. Carlee Scharnhorst says

    I have a hard time getting my little guy to eat chicken, but cheese he will eat anytime anywhere! I will have to make this… maybe a nice coating of cheese will get him to eat the chicken!

  2. Nichola Cseko says

    I have an awesome Magic Mac dairy recipe, cheddar and Monterrey jack cheese, milk, butter and uncooked noodles, our guests rave about it and they think I spent so much time on making it…It actually takes less than 10 minutes to put together and 40 to cook in the oven or I have a crock pot version for the days I leave to go out of town and dad and the kids can get it when they get home for dinner .I have always gotten requests for the recipe.:) My kids are not even big mac and cheese fans but they love this dish. its a family and friend favorite and the local ( Wisconsin cheese and fresh farm milk we have here in Minnesota we believe make it even that much better. We always buy from our local farms whenever we can OUr local ice cream by kemps is amazing!!

  3. Anonymous says

    I would love to win this cookbook and the gift card too, I would make this chicken in a heartbeat.. I adore anyrhing dairy and would use dairy in my famous mac and cheese with shrimp and hot sauce as well..Also we adore ice cream from the Tillamook Ice Cream factory in Tillamook Oregon a wonderful daily indeedy! I love your blog read it and use the recipes all the time.. My mac and cheese uses Extra Sharp Black banded Tillamook Cheddar, I put in a few drops of hotsauce and also put in some tiny shrimp fresh from the sea, I use a huge macaroni to get all the goodness when I make the sauce with 1/2 and 1/2 no less and a cup of homemade bread crumbs I have browned in the oven sourdough bread and buttered to boot..I bake it lovingly and when I serve it no one who ever dines at our home doesn't ask for the recipe it is that good tasting..ciao from mary at [email protected]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. kellyr78 says

    My dad's side of the family is Italian and he always made great lasagna and baked ziti dishes for our occasions. I now make these dishes because they are delicious and feed a lot of people. These recipes are meaningful because they remind me of our special events.


  5. Julie Wood says

    My Mom made the best Hush Puppies when I was growing up. She got the recipe from her Mom, and I also made them when I was growing up, and now make them with my daughter! We use buttermilk in my Hush Puppies, and they are so delicious!


  6. lil_lady_dz says

    We love to make homemade potato & cheese pierogies in our family. It is a family tradition that we make every holiday, and it has been passed down for many of years. Always brings back so many memories too, i also love hearing stories from my mom when she made them with her mom and grandmother.

    nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

  7. Natalie says

    Growing up, my grandma lived in Georgia and when I was little, the first recipe she taught me to make was cheesy mashed potatoes with whole milk. We make these potatoes every Christmas in honor of her. Over the years, our family has modified the recipe by adding bacon or garlic to the potatoes, but they are still as cheesy as ever. We now call these potatoes Granny Potatoes!! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  8. Mami2jcn says

    My mom's turkey meat lasagna is a recipe that we've enjoyed for years. When I got married, she included the recipe in a box for me to try out in my new home.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  9. Anonymous says

    This recipe celebrates our love for dairy and includes cows milk and cheese. We found it online and we love to have it on Sunday mornings a few times a month. These breakfast meals are meaningful to us because we enjoy a wonderful meal together and great family time. bacon and eggs casserole recipe
    4 bacon strips
    18 eggs
    1 cup milk
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
    1/4 cup sliced green onions
    1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towel to drain.
    In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, cheese, sour cream, onions, salt and pepper.
    Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Crumble bacon and sprinkle on top. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.

    heather [email protected]

  10. Shelly Peterson says

    One of our family favorite recipes is stuffed pasta shells. I got this recipe clear back in high school in a food service class and to this day the whole family still makes them.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  11. mkjmc says

    I make a cake with a cream puff crust, pudding and cream cheese filling and whipped topping and drizzled with milk chocolate

  12. JC says

    We always have sweet potato gratin for holiday get-together. It is a family tradition dish that has been passed down through the generations. I still remember we helped my grandmother preparing ingredients in the kitchen.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  13. Madeline B says

    A dish that has meaning for me is cauliflower au gratin. It was the first recipe I ever made by myself, and my parents loved it!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  14. erika says

    A dish I have always loved was cheese stuffed Italian shells. My mom always used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I liked it so much, I would request it for my birthday dinner as a kid!


  15. Amy says

    My Aunt make this decadent custard tart every year at our Christmas family gathering. The silky custard is made with whole milks, eggs, sugar; all baked in a buttery crust. I now make it for my kids from time to time at home. It's probably my favorite dessert to enjoy.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  16. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys says

    A recipe that has been passed down to me in my family is ham & cheese crepes, they are just so delicious and can be frozen!
    Recipe as follows
    • 2/3 cup cold water
    • 2/3 cup plus 4 to 6 tablespoons cold milk, divided
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    • 1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 8 thin slices deli ham
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

    • • In a blender, combine the water, 2/3 cup of milk, flour, eggs, butter and salt. Cover and process until smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Add remaining milk if batter is too thick.
    • • Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 3 tablespoons batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Yield: 16 crepes.
    • • To use frozen crepes: Thaw 8 crepes in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Spread each with mustard; top with a slice of ham and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up tightly.
    • • Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-14 minutes or until heated through.

    [email protected]

  17. Henria O. says

    We have a cream cheese pound cake recipe that has become a family standard and favorite. My dad was first to make it and I also make it on occasion. This super rich cake has a whopping 6 eggs in it and 2 full sticks of butter! As kids, my siblings and I loved this cake and now our chilren have grown to love it as well to the point that they fight over who's going to get the last piece.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  18. Cori Westphal says

    When I was a kid, I used to help my grandma cook and bake a lot. I learned so much from her! One of her best, and my favorite, recipes was for her creamy wild rice soup. Heavy cream and milk made it so creamy and delicious!

  19. Gina Wildorchid says

    My favorite would have to be my mom’s pumpkin cheesecake! She includes it at every holiday meal, and it is something everyone looks forward to.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  20. clc408 says

    A family holiday tradition is a hot crab dip that is made with cream cheese and milk. The whole family looks forward to it served with cut veggies and crackers.

  21. Sandy Klocinski says

    I have a delicious recipe for ham and potato soup that a friend gave to me. It is very easy and the great thing about it is that you can add additional ingredients, more ham, potatoes, etc and it still turns out great.

    Combine 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes, 1/3 cup diced celery, 1/3 cup finely chopped onion, 3/4 cup diced cooked ham and 3 1/4 cups water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules, salt and pepper to taste. In a separate saucepan, melt 5 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in 5 tablespoons all purpose flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in 2 cups milk as not to allow lumps. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

  22. Kathleen Porteous says

    My dish would be lasagna with ricotta cheese. My grandma used to make this on special occasions like birthdays and holidays. Although she passed away 5 years ago, it reminds me so much of the great family celebrations we had with her when she still was alive. I still make her recipe on birthdays.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  23. Deborah Wellenstein says

    When I lived in Wisconsin, we visited the Wisconsin State Fair every year primarily for the cream puffs that were served in the dairy building. Cream puffs filled with sweetened whipped cream, and dusted with confectioner's sugar-simply the best!

  24. bbrittbrat1398 says

    We love making Pimiento cheese dip. Every year when the family gets together someone from the family makes the dip and adds their special touch to it. Brittney House

  25. Tarissa G says

    I received a waffle iron from my parents one Christmas, and ever since then have been an avid waffle eater (and maker — hehe). It's something I really enjoy doing in the kitchen!
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

  26. Anastasia Falling says

    I love dairy in anything! but my very favorite way to have it is in a milkshake!! Any and all flavors. I just LOVE milkshakes 🙂 this is special to me because it was always a special treat that my mom would make or that we’d get when we’d go out together 🙂
    [email protected]

  27. Lisa Voyce says

    My mom cooked the basics for my dad…meat and potatoes, nothing special or fancy. At some point as I got older, I became the mashed potato maker at thanksgiving. Everyone said how they liked my potatoes (perhaps in was the work involved in peeling and mashing that no one else wanted to do, or perhaps it was the addition of just the right amount of milk and butter. So, still nothing fancy and for about 40 years now, my specialty remains mashed potatoes.

  28. ellie says

    For every special occasion my family requests my mini chocolate cheesecakes with cherries. I taught my daughter-in-law how to make them and now her family requests them also.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  29. Tabathia B says

    It's always tradition for thanksgiving for my grandmother to prepare homemade macaroni and cheese using different cheeses shredded and grated and milk

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  30. DeniseL says

    My son’s favorite food is mac & cheese. I found a recipe for mac & cheese & chicken muffins that I modified to make into JUST mac & cheese. Very simple, very delicious, and according to my son “even better than Applebees!” Here it is – 8 oz macaroni cooked and drained, 1 T butter melted, whisk in 1 T flour and a 1 t. salt. Cook 1 min. Whisk in 1.5 cups of whole milk, bring to boil and simmer 3 minutes. Turn off heat and mix in 1 cup of shredded or cubed white cheddar and .25 cup of shredded parm. I like to add steamed broccoli but it’s perfect without it too.

  31. Kristen says

    We love to have Aunt Fanny's Squash Casserole on Easter and make it for potlucks. I just tried it out one day, and now it is a common request…sooo good!

  32. angie lilly says

    My mom's homemade lasagna. To this day, I am constantly trying to make it like her but I never get it quite right. It is delicious but missing her love. She still makes it for me when I visit her. She always make it for me for my birthday when I was a kid because it was my fav food. It still is my fav food. LOL
    14earth at gmail dot com

  33. laurasloves says

    My favorite dish is my sausage casserole with egg noodles. I add milk, eggs, cheese and a little yogurt to make it. It has been passed down to me by my mom whose mom used to make it.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  34. Leela says

    Homemade pizza stone pizza with a mozzarella filled crust and loaded with lots of cheese. My kids enjoy learning how it's done and eating the results.

  35. peg42 says

    My favorite is homemade mac and cheese. Love the taste and it's a no fail meal as far as my family is concerned.
    Thanks so much.