Cheez-It Fried Chicken

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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
2 pounds of chicken


  • 2 12 - 3 lbs fryer chickens, cut up
  • 1 12 cups sunshine Cheez-It crackers, crushed to fine crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon oregano
  • 14 teaspoon celery salt or 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 14 cup milk
  • 12 cup shortening


  • Clean, wash, and dry chicken.
  • In shallow pan, combine Cheez-It® Cracker crumbs with salt, oregano, and celery salt.
  • Roll pieces of chicken in crumbs until well coated.
  • Dip chicken in mixture of egg and milk.
  • Roll again in remaining crumbs until well coated.
  • In a large fry pan, brown chicken a few pieces at a time, in shortening.
  • When all pieces are browned, arrange back in fry pan.
  • Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes.

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  1. Auvan
    I agree with the previous reviewer. The coating doesn't stay on very well. I didn't use any oregano, but did use the garlic salt. The chicken turned out very tender!
  2. keen5
    This chicken was very good, but the coating didn't stay on very well. I didn't make the whole amount of chicken called for and I'm glad for that reason alone. However, the coating had very good flavor. I followed the recipe exactly as written except for not using all of the chicken pieces, so I don't know what the problem was. Thanks for posting the recipe, though.


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